Saving Energy – Saving Money – Saving the Environment


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Aug. 26, 2004

 

Saving Energy – Saving Money – Saving the Environment

Taking yet another step in protecting the environment and saving taxpayer dollars, Fairfax County will work in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program and Public Technology Inc. to track the county’s energy performance, develop and implement protocols for more efficient use of energy, and educate county residents and staff in regard to this newly formed partnership.

Through ENERGY STAR®, the EPA will give guidance in the daily operation of buildings, equipment, utilities and all forms of lighting including office locations, street lights and traffic signals. Public Technology Inc. will apprise the county of new and innovative technology that may be applied where appropriate.

Green Buildings – also known as sustainable buildings – use techniques and technologies to reduce the stress on the ecosystems that surround them. Elements of a green building include energy that is renewable such as solar and wind; water and the efficient use thereof; materials that do not affect the environment; waste reduction from construction, renovation and demolition; and indoor environments that are conducive to the well-being of inhabitants and visitors.

Fairfax County has several buildings in the development stage under the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, and is currently constructing its first Green Building under the LEED Program. Fire station 40 in Fairfax, scheduled to be completed in May 2005, has been designed and is being constructed under the LEED Green Building Program. This facility is a five-bay fire station and the Hazardous Materials Unit will be deployed from this location. Close attention will be given to superior energy performance using ENERGY STAR®.

For more information, contact the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.


FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS

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