The goal of the Residential Energy Score Project is to establish a program and implementation plan where houses are rated and receive a score, a label is generated, and the information is made available to the public. This information can help homeowners make informed decisions about potential energy improvements and help home buyers and renters better understand the future costs to heat and light a new home. Additional goals of the Project include creating local jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The project team wants your feedback on this program and implementation plan. A public meeting will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Tompkins County Public Library Borg Warner room.
The Residential Energy Score Project team includes the Towns of Ithaca, Caroline, Danby and Ulysses, the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County Planning Department, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.
The project is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSERDA provided support towards the project through Governor Cuomo’s Cleaner, Greener Communities program, a major statewide initiative that encourages communities to incorporate sustainability goals and principles into local decision-making and then form partnerships to transform markets to reduce emissions and generate economic development.
The DRAFT Tompkins Residential Energy Score Program and Implementation Plan has been released and details the proposed home scoring and labeling system. The draft document is available online at
www.town.ithaca.ny.us/resp. Paper copies are available upon request by contacting Emelie Cuppernell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607‐277‐6240 ext. 277. Comments will be gathered at the public meeting and can also be submitted via a link on the website.
Please join us on Monday, March 14, in the Borg Warner East room of the Tompkins County Public Library, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.