Climate Smart

Communities Toolkit

A public tool for New York town leaders and planners.

This toolkit was developed with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).



The Climate Smart Communities Toolkit allows New York communities to find recommended practices that will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions specifically in the areas of land-use, transportation policy, green building, infrastructure investment, green infrastructure, and housing policy. The toolkit is designed to provide results based on local characteristics and priorities. Please note that at this time the toolkit does not contain a database of each community’s existing codes, practices, or ordinances. If you have a local practice that you would like to add to the toolkit, contact us.


Use the drop down boxes on the right to first choose a county and then a city, town or village.

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Choose a community to get started

Climate Smart Communities


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