THE FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT ENERGY DASHBOARD
The Fairfax County Government Energy Dashboard provides energy use, cost, and emissions data for buildings and facilities managed by the county's Facilities Management Department (FMD) and Park Authority (FCPA).
This data is live – it pulls directly from the county’s energy data management software. You can view the data for all facilities or filter by facility name using the search box. Alternatively, data summaries dating back to the 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018) are available for FMD, FCPA, the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Human Services in the dropdown sections below. Please access the page using Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome web browsers.
COUNTY OVERALL ENERGY USE
Fairfax County uses electricity and natural gas throughout its operations. Much of that energy use allows the county to heat and cool its facilities and power lights and equipment. Some of the county’s energy use helps ensure adequate night-time lighting on streets and ball fields. Other energy uses are less visible but just as essential, such as wastewater pumping and treatment. Please note that the data below is subject to change as new data becomes available. Where data is not yet available, reasonable estimates have been made.
The data below is presented in fiscal years, consistent with Fairfax County Government operations and with the climate and energy targets in Fairfax County's 2021 Operational Energy Strategy (OES). Fairfax County Government's fiscal year starts on July 1 and ends on June 30. FY 2018 is the first year shown as it is the baseline year referenced in the greenhouse gas emissions and energy reductions targets in the OES. Data for previous years can be found on the Energy Data Download page.
The graph above shows the equivalent carbon emissions from electricity and natural gas used at county facilities from FY 2018 to FY 2022, indicating a 20.7% decrease. Annual energy consumption from FY 2018 through 2022 is provided in more detail via the dropdowns below.
The graph above shows total electricity consumption at county government facilities from FY 2018 through FY 2022, which indicates a 10% reduction. Per Fairfax County’s 2021 Operational Energy Strategy, we are targeting a 50% reduction in building energy use by FY 2040, with an interim target of 25% by FY 2030.
The graph above shows total gas consumption at county government facilities from FY 2018 through FY 2022. The orange portions represent purchased natural gas, while the green portions represent recovered landfill gas from the county’s two closed solid waste facilities, delivered to county facilities for beneficial use. This data indicates a 2% decrease in purchased natural gas consumption and a 73% decrease in landfill gas consumption, with a total reduction in gas consumption of 6%. Per Fairfax County’s 2021 Operational Energy Strategy, we are targeting a 50% reduction in building energy use by FY 2040, with an interim target of 25% by FY 2030.
The graph above shows total electricity consumption at county facilities from FY 2018 through FY 2022, broken down by agency – Government Buildings (Facilities Management Department), Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Fairfax County Park Authority, and Housing & Human Services. Electricity consumption has been reduced by 10%.
The graph above shows total gas consumption at county government facilities from FY 2018 through FY 2022, broken down by agency – Government Buildings (Facilities Management Department), Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA), Housing & Human Services, and non-agency specific landfill gas. Gas consumption has been reduced by 8%.
*A portion of the data for landfill gas usage was estimated for FY 2019 – FY 2021 based on actual data for FY 2022 and years prior to FY 2018.
ENERGY USE BY SERVICE AREA OR BUILDING TYPE
Public Works Facilities
Housing & Human Services Facilities
Public Safety Facilities