Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter today announced that the Town of Islip has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally.

The Town of Islip received the designation for completing four of 10 high-impact clean energy actions identified by NYSERDA as part of the Clean Energy Communities initiative.

“We have worked diligently to achieve this certification. The Town has long been forward thinking in its commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, by way of our WRAP program, and we take great pride in the work we’ve accomplished. With this designation, we will continue building upon our achievements,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

To earn the Clean Energy Community designation, the Town of Islip completed the following high-impact clean energy actions:

Adopted a benchmarking policy to track and report the energy use of the Town’s municipal buildings.

Streamlined the local approval processes for solar projects through adoption of the New York State Unified Solar Permit.

Deployed alternative fuel vehicles in the Town’s vehicle fleet.

Completed energy code enforcement training on best practices in energy code enforcement for code compliance officers and other municipal officials.