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

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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…

From Top to Bottom: Summertime Attic and Basement Projects

From
May 29, 2020

Summer is finally here. As the heat index rises and the humidity climbs, we will all be looking for ways to balance our time in the sun with some sweet relief indoors. In addition to yard work, gardening and other outdoor improvement projects, summer is a good time to deal with basement and attic upgrades. Though these may be spaces you use only for storage, they are very important when it…

Working From Home (Energy) Efficiently

Working
May 4, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the business landscape drastically. With thousands of businesses closed entirely and thousands more embracing telework arrangements for staff throughout the county, these are challenging times. One of the less-commonly discussed effects of this change is the potential increase in residential energy bills as a result of more people staying home during regular working hours.…

Five Steps to Better Indoor Air Quality

Five
April 10, 2020

Air quality is a key environmental indicator for human health. Over the years, many organizations and leaders have championed policies to help improve air quality in our cities and towns, addressing point and non-point sources of pollution. With this emphasis on outdoor air quality, it can be jarring to learn that pollutant levels are often two to five times higher indoors than…

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