The East End Committee serves the five eastern townships of Riverhead, Southold, Greenport, Shelter Island, Southampton and East Hampton. We are committed to upholding the vision, mission, challenges, principles, goals and objectives of the USGBC-LI Chapter as it relates to the East End. Since construction on the East End is mostly residential, the East End Committee focuses on LEED for Homes.
To advocate for awareness and education of building green on the East End, the committee holds regular events such as Green Scene East, clam bakes and educational seminars with the assistance and help from the USGBC-LI Chapter. The events are held on the second Wednesday of every other month at the Southampton Publick House.
The East End has 1,200 miles of shoreline located at “ground zero” for climate change issues such as rising sea levels, adverse weather patterns, flooding and wind damage. The committee members seek to participate with USGBC-LI Chapter and USGBC National to address policy issues on climate change for coastal areas including long term planning for rising sea levels. We seek to move beyond sustainability, towards the resilience of built systems by defining resilience in terms of LEED certification.