The Town of Hempstead's Energy and Sustainability Master Plan (ESMP) is a living document. A sustainability plan can be described as a guide for promoting efficient use of and reducing risks to the town's financial stability, and its natural and built assets. The living nature of the Plan means that progress on actions and measures are intended to be regularly evaluated and where necessary, modified to ensure feasible implementation and ongoing results.
The ESMP has a twofold purpose:
Key strategies have been identified which will help the Town of Hempstead government achieve cost savings through more efficient energy use and procurement for their buildings and fleet.
The ESMP also describes opportunities for the town government to continue to improve the quality of life for the town's residents, businesses, and visitors by protecting ecologically sensitive habitats and natural areas: trees, beaches, wetlands, and waterways.
This Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions inventory and report is a component of the Town of Hempstead's Energy and Sustainability Master Plan (ESMP) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Energy's Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) and developed in 2011/12 under the direction of the Town's Department of Conservation and Waterways. This report addresses the GHG inventory component of the ESMP and captures the GHG emissions and emission sources relating to the Town's energy consumption and fleet efficiency inventories. Additionally, this report covers the selection and application of an appropriate GHG reporting protocol, translating the Town's fuel consumption inventory in both a GHG and total Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) basis, and provides guidance on