Energy Efficiency and Sustainability


A Clean Energy Community

The Town of Canandaigua is registered as a Clean Energy Community with the NY State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). What this means is that NYSERDA recognizes steps the Town has taken to reduce overall energy use in day-to-day Town operations. Taking these steps reduce costs for the Town and taxpayers and releases less carbon and other emissions into the air, which reduces air pollution overall; a win-win for all. You can see a "scorecard" of the Town's status and compare with other communities by visiting this website:

What are We Doing to Reduce Energy Use? 

Town Hall

Town Hall flourescent lighting fixtures have been replaced with more efficient LED units throughout the building.

Town Hall HVAC systems have been replaced with new energy efficient models, with new blowers, updated thermostats, and new ductwork

Highway Facility

The Town's previous Highway building was built in 1971 and had outlived its useful life. In 2017-2018 it was demolished and replaced with a new, more energy efficient facility with LED lights, a high efficiency heating and cooling system, and other efficient technology.

Other Facilities

At other Town-owned buildings throughout the Town, improvements include LED lighting fixtures, new streetlights, new roofs, and other work that will improve heating/cooling efficiency and lower electric use overall. 


The Town has one hybrid vehicle and has ordered one more that is due to arrive in 2022. As aging town vehicles are replaced, the Town will continue to evaluate if they can be replaced with a hybrid vehicle on a case-by-case basis. 


Energy Benchmarking

The Town of Canandaigua began tracking annual energy use in all Town-owned buildings greater than 1,000 square feet in 2019. Below are the annual reports of this energy use. As the Town incorporates more energy-saving improvements in these buildings, the use should go down and be evident in future reporting. 

Annual Reports



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