Net Zero By 2050

‚ÄčThe First Selectman has affirmed Westport's sustainability goal to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

What does this mean?

  • We will live within our means and create a sustainable community where younger generations will choose to raise their families
  • Across all key resources (energy, water and waste), we will be meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
  • We will reduce our energy consumption and produce clean energy so that the natural world can absorb the effects of the remaining amounts of energy that are produced by fossil fuels
  • We will protect the quality and quantity of fresh water to sustain our community
  • We will reduce our waste to the minimum, reuse what we can, and recycle the rest

Is Net-Zero really possible in MY home? Learn more about Net Zero Energy buildings. 

6 Pillars of the Net Zero Goal

1. Aware and Engaged Community

2. Efficient, Comfortable, well-run building and physical infrastructure

3. Reliable, resilient, renewable energy

4. Clean and convenient choices for transportation

5. Responsible stewards of land and natural resources

6. Address resiliency and adaptation