Energy Resources


"Significantly improve energy efficiency in city buildings and programs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage conservation and use of alternative and renewable energy sources throughout the community.”

- Guiding Principle; Sustainable Northampton, January 2008


Housed in Climate Action & Project Administration (CAPA), the Energy and Sustainability Officer works to move Northampton toward more sustainable use of energy and significantly reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions in order to:

  • Protect Northampton from rising and unstable energy costs
  • Decelerate our impact on global warming
  • Improve our air quality and public health
  • Reduce the risks associated with Northampton's dependence on foreign sources of energy
  • Reduce the risks associated with dependence on diminishing energy resources