The Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) was established in July of 2019 to lead the cross-organizational development and implementation of the county’s environmental, energy and climate policies and programs. The OEEC engages with county departments, authorities, businesses, and residents to effectively advance these policies and programs.
The OEEC’s three primary focus areas include climate planning and action, energy management, and sustainability and innovation. The office also conducts education and outreach programs that span a range of topics and issues.
The OEEC’s work continues to evolve to meet county priorities and community needs. Major initiatives the office is currently engaged in include:
- Development and implementation of climate planning initiatives, such as the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) and Resilient Fairfax, which address greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the impacts of climate change.
- Education and outreach on actions community members can take to reduce their energy use and emissions. Education and outreach is offered through programs like HomeWise, which is targeted to low- and moderate-income residents, and Carbon-Free Fairfax, which is more broadly focused.
- Implementation of Fairfax County’s Operational Energy Strategy, which includes goals and targets across 11 focus areas to help the county reach energy carbon neutrality by 2040.
Information about these and other initiatives can be found in our Department Resources. For general questions about the office, please email us.