Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open to visitors by appointment only. Please call or email from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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: March 2022

HomeWise
March 31, 2022

The HomeWise program continues to reach county residents with information, resources, and support to enable energy- and water-saving changes that will save money over time. In March, the program offered a webinar on water conservation in bathrooms. This event covered tips and tricks to help identify and address leaks from toilets, which represent the largest source of water loss in American…

HomeWise Monthly Update: February 2022

HomeWise
February 23, 2022

The HomeWise program is running full steam as we enter the third month of 2022. In February, HomeWise staff and volunteers officially launched a new series of virtual events with a webinar on preventing heat loss and sealing air leaks. Volunteers presented big picture concepts and practical tips Fairfax County residents can use to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes.…

Join A HomeWise Webinar on Preventing Heat Loss and Sealing Air Leaks

Join
February 1, 2022

The Fairfax County HomeWise program is pleased to announce a webinar on preventing heat loss and sealing air leaks, taking place on Tuesday, February 22 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

You pay for your heat, don't lose precious warm air to cracks and gaps around…

HomeWise Monthly Update: January 2022

HomeWise
January 25, 2022

The HomeWise program has hit the ground running in 2022! The program was pleased to welcome six new volunteers at the start of the year. These new additions to our volunteer corps have been undergoing the official HomeWise onboarding process since their acceptance into the program, including background checks and a variety of other administrative tasks. During the week of January 17, the new…

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…

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