The county has improved energy efficiency in county facilities by:
adding high-efficiency lighting in all buildings
adding motion sensors for lights
requiring the highest energy efficiency ratio for all new equipment
retrofitting county buildings with high efficiency windows
replacing old boilers with high efficiency boilers
requiring energy efficiencies in the wastewater treatment plants
promoting preferential purchasing plans for energy-efficient products to the extent feasible under all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
The county is also partnering with NYPA on over 30 clean energy initiatives, including a solar project in White Plains which will save millions of dollars in energy costs and help reduce the county's carbon footprint.
Westchester County continues to engage the community and help raise awarness about the benefits of energy conservation. One example is the county's campaign to encourage residents to replace old-fashioned incandescent bulbs with compact florescent ones. In the long run, compact florescent light bulbs are cost effective, energy efficient and reduce pollution.
We have also promoted energy efficiency in IDA-funded development:
The Industrial Development Agency advocates the use of “green building” technologies and practices, and requires each applicant to describe how these technologies will be incorporated into the project construction/renovations
IDA also requires compliance with energy efficient standards (ENERGY STAR) in equipment and lighting.