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    Welcome to the Office of Sustainability's website!

    What is Sustainability?

    Sustainability entails meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, by making social and economic challenges compatible with environmental responsibility. For more information on the office, click here.

    What We're Doing

    The City is rolling out a new curbside recycling program. The program will be single stream, meaning that all recyclables can be thrown into a single bin, to be separated later at the recycling facility. Read more...

    Electric Truck Stop

    In partnership with the New Haven Port Authority, the City is constructing a 14-space truck stop that will provide heating, cooling and electrical hookups to trucks, so that they will not have to idle their engines while waiting for access to port terminals or otherwise staying in the port area.

    Municipal Energy Efficiency

    The City of New Haven has been working with SourceOne, Inc. to perform energy audits on all City (non-BOE) buildings and develop a list energy conservation measures that have short-term paybacks, producing financial savings in the short term.  Both the audits and the energy conservation measures are funded by the US DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.  The energy efficiency measures will be implemented starting in 2010.

    Wind Turbine

    Currently, the Office is working to set up a 5 kilowatt demonstration wind turbine at either the Long Wharf area or at the new electric truck stop.

    Other Projects

    If you are interested in finding out about our other initiatives, please contact us.

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