Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

703-324-7136
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 533
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kambiz Agazi,
Director

Home Energy Savings News

Below you will find the 10 most recent articles on home energy efficiency and conservation from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination. To view a full list of articles and news releases from the OEEC, please click here.

HomeWise Monthly Update: December 2021

HomeWise
December 30, 2021

The Fairfax County HomeWise program is closing out its first full operational year and looking ahead to 2022. In December, staff in the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) completed recruitment for the program’s second class of volunteers. HomeWise volunteers come from across the county and bring a range of skills and experiences to the program. The newly recruited class of…

HomeWise Monthly Update: November 2021

HomeWise
November 22, 2021

Coming off a very busy October, the HomeWise program has spent the last several weeks actively recruiting a new class of volunteers and looking to the future. Between October 2 and November 18, program staff and volunteers gave away nearly 250 efficiency improvement kits to county…

Five Ways To Face Your Fear Of Wasting Energy

Five
October 28, 2021

As Energy Action Month comes to a close, it’s time to face down the scary thought of wasting energy and money. Don’t miss out on utility cost savings this fall and winter, take action now to address common energy waste culpritsat home.

1. Adjust your thermostat. One of the simplest ways to avoid paying too much for energy in the colder months of the…

October 6 Is Energy Efficiency Day

October
October 6, 2021

Each year we mark Energy Efficiency Day in early October and are reminded of the importance of using energy wisely. This year, Energy Efficiency Day takes on new importance in Fairfax County as the community has recently established an…

HomeWise Community Events in October

HomeWise
September 21, 2021

This October, Fairfax County HomeWise volunteers and program staff from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination will host two community outreach events to raise awareness of energy- and water-saving activities. Each event will include demonstrations of how to apply weatherstripping, install faucet aerators, and use socket sealers to improve the efficiency of your home, whether you…

HomeWise Monthly Update: September 2021

HomeWise
September 1, 2021

The Fairfax County HomeWise program exists to educate, empower, and enable residents to make changes that reduce energy use, water use, and associated costs in their homes. Trained volunteers assist low- and moderate-income residents with physical improvements to their homes and provide…

HomeWise Program Update: Spring 2021

HomeWise
May 5, 2021

In October 2020, the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) launched a new program, called HomeWise, to educate, empower, and enable residents to make changes that reduce energy use, water use, and associated costs in their homes. Read…

Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day and Energy Action Month 2020

Celebrate
October 6, 2020

Each year in October, we celebrate Energy Action Month and Energy Efficiency Day. These national awareness campaigns remind us of the awesome power of our choices to save energy and money, and to cut down on pollution and carbon emissions. Here in Fairfax County, the Board of Supervisors has officially proclaimed October 7 as Energy…

Fairfax County Launches HomeWise Program to Help Low- and Moderate-Income Residents Save Energy and Water At Home

Fairfax
October 1, 2020

New Program Connects County Residents with Qualified Volunteers to Make Money-Saving Changes

FAIRFAX, Va. – Oct. 1, 2020 – Today, the Fairfax County Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination announced the launch of a new countywide program to educate, empower, and enable residents to make changes that reduce energy use, water use, and associated costs…

How To Speak HVAC: Terms To Know When Replacing Your System

How
July 2, 2020

As summer reaches its peak, some older heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may struggle to keep up with the heat and humidity. Whether you are proactively seeking a new system or reactively replacing an old system that has reached the end of its useful life, it is helpful to know some common HVAC jargon as you make decisions. Below are 15 terms commonly used by…

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