On July 1st, Fairfax County’s Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) officially launched. The new office will lead community-wide climate, energy efficiency, and renewable energy initiatives, including the existing Energy Action Fairfax and Green Business Partners programs and the Operational Energy Strategy. The Board of Supervisors approved funding as part of its FY 2020 budget. Several positions are already filled by existing staff, but others will be new hires. Information about open positions can be found on the county’s jobs webpage.
At its July 16th Board Meeting, the Board of Supervisors appointed Kambiz Agazi as the Director of the new office. Kambiz joined the county over 20 years ago as the county’s first-ever Environmental Coordinator. More information can be found in this press release.
The OEEC will be responsible for the cross-organizational development and implementation of effective policies, goals, programs and projects by engaging county departments, authorities, businesses and residents to advance environmental and energy priorities. This includes:
- A Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan.
- Goals to offset county energy use through locally generated clean energy sources.
- Potential new land-use and green building policies to encourage environmentally sustainable development.
For more information, visit the OEEC’s new webpage, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/environment-energy-coordination/.