Ithaca News

16 May 2018 - 4:50pm

Ithaca Green Building Policy Report Approved by City and Town

The Ithaca Green Building Policy report was adopted by the City of Ithaca Common Council on May 2 and accepted by the Town Board on May 7. Both municipalities have directed staff to codify the policy recommendations contained in the report. The

11 February 2018 - 6:13pm

NYSDEC Designates City of Ithaca as a Certified Climate Smart Community

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation designated the City of Ithaca as a Certified Climate Smart Community on Wednesday because of its efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resiliency. According to

28 January 2018 - 6:18pm

City of Ithaca Moves Towards Adoption of Green Building Policy

Ithaca’s development boom has so far been mostly free of sustainability requirements, relying on the good will of developers – or the promise of tax abatements – to incorporate green goals into new construction. But that may change soon as the city

22 October 2016 - 9:32pm

A Glimpse of My Future: Networking in Toronto at the 2030 Districts Summit

by Aurora Namnum, Ithaca 2030 District Intern   The 4th annual 2030 Districts Network Summit was held in Toronto on September 21-22. As a college student, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that I would be the youngest one

23 August 2016 - 11:57am

Ithaca Establishes First 2030 District in New York

By Peter Bardaglio, Executive Director, Ithaca 2030 District   This is the latest installment in our Signs of Sustainability series organized by Sustainable Tompkins. Visit them online at   Earlier this summer 17 local

13 July 2016 - 9:59am

How Closely Should Voluntary and Mandatory Efficiency Programs Be Coordinated?

July 11, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk, Energy Manager Today The 2030 Districts program is gaining steam. The latest district is in Ithaca and Tomkins County, New York. Late last month, it became the thirteenth district — and a fourteenth may be on the

29 June 2016 - 5:01pm

Ithaca Becomes First City in NY to Welcome Sustainable 2030 District

June 29, 2016 By Michael Smith, Ithaca Voice ITHACA, NY - On Tuesday, Ithaca became the first city in New York, and the thirteenth worldwide, to join the 2030 District network. The 2030 District model provides a framework for improving urban

28 June 2016 - 8:07pm

Ithaca Launches First 2030 District in New York

Ithaca, NY; June 28, 2016 – On Tuesday, June 28th, 17 local building owners, community partners, and professional stakeholders came together to launch the Ithaca 2030 District. Ithaca now joins the ranks of 12 other forward-thinking cities in the U.

26 June 2016 - 9:25am

Uniting Labor Behind Clean Energy

The latest post on the blog, "Rebooting the Future," by Ithaca 2030 District executive director Peter Bardaglio: There’s plenty going on in the Trump campaign to keep voters’ attention on the growing split in the Republican party. But there are

5 May 2016 - 12:07pm

Tompkins County Energy Roadmap Accepted by Legislature

The Tompkins County Energy Roadmap was unanimously accepted by the Legislature in April. The Roadmap was developed to help guide energy-related decision making. It assesses the potential of various local renewable energy sources to power the