East Hampton Town Officials Announce Efficiency Upgrades

East Hampton Town Hall.

On Monday, East Hampton Town Director of Natural Resources Kim Shaw announced the town has installed energy saving lighting fixtures and smart thermostats in town buildings in an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption. According to Ms. Shaw, the installation of hundreds of energy efficient LED light fixtures and smart thermostas was done at no cost to the town through the South Fork Peak Savers incentive program.

“I’m pleased that we upgraded the first two of our facilities with state-of-the-art energy efficiency lighting and thermostats, which will reduce energy consumption while saving money on utility bills,” said East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc. “I encourage every homeowner and every business owner to take advantage of the free and heavily rebated energy saving programs available via the Energize East Hampton initiative.”

“Whether you are replacing hundreds of light fixtures in a town facility or a single thermostat in your home or office, it just makes sense to save energy,” said East Hampton Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, who also serves as liaison to the Town Energy Sustainability Committee. “It not only saves money, but it also reduces the need for more fossil-fueled power plants and costly transmission lines.”

Homeowners and business-owners are eligible for similar free rebate offers, including smart thermostats for central air conditioning systems, free energy audits, lighting upgrades for commercial customers and up to $950 in rebates for energy efficient pool pumps. For more information on the town’s Solarize program, visit EnergizeEH.org.

“PSEG Long Island is excited to help the Town of East Hampton—and the entire South Fork—save money and make a greener future for Long Island,” said Michael Voltz, Director of Energy Efficiency for PSEG Long Island. “We are proud to partner with the South Fork Peak Savers in converting all of the Town’s fluorescent and incandescent lighting to state of the art LED at no cost and installing Nest thermostats free of charge on compatible air conditioning equipment. We look forward to helping South Fork homes and businesses make similar upgrades and reducing overall electrical demand in the area.”