The Department of Climate Action and Project Administration (CAPA) is responsible for setting strategic goals for climate response and to procure for and manage projects with a focus on energy and sustainability. The department will work to achieve goals laid out in the city’s 2021 Sustainable Northampton Comprehensive Plan - Resilience and Regeneration Plan to meet a 2030 target for carbon neutrality for city operations and a 2050 target for net zero carbon emissions citywide. The department brings project management principles with a sustainability lens to all city projects to improve municipal efficiency and climate outcomes. CAPA consolidates existing efforts in the Office of Planning and Sustainability to set strategic goals for climate response, in the Central Services Department to manage projects with an environmental focus through the Energy and Sustainability Officer, and in the Office of the Auditor with the efforts to insert and prioritize sustainability in the city’s procurement activities by the Chief Procurement Officer. CAPA staff works in partnership with cross-functional departments to form cohesive teams to achieve project objectives.
Climate Action & Project Administration (CAPA) Puchalski Municipal Building 212 Main St., Rm 102 (Ground Floor) Northampton, MA 01060