The mandate follows a similar one for residential structures that was adopted by the Town Board last year. That code change required that all new homes in the town comply with Energy Star, a program backed by the U.S. government that encourages energy efficiency.
During a public hearing on the proposal at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting, Group for the East End President Bob DeLuca sang its praises. “The proposal is a great first step forward,” he said, adding that he was glad that the town made the environment a priority.
The new requirement, which was drafted by the Sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee, would be incorporated... more