Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open to visitors by appointment only. Please call or email from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
703-324-7136 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 533
Fairfax, VA 22035
John Morrill
Director

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Green Business Partners

Fairfax County is recognizing businesses that are actively engaging in or interested in sustainable business practices that advance climate action and will help create a carbon neutral economy. Join the Green Business Partners program today and you will:gbp circle logo
  • Get Recognition - Green Business Partners will be listed in the county's directory, receive a certificate and window decal, and have use of program logo, which can strengthen your reputation with employees, customers and the community.
  • Enhance Your Sustainability Efforts - Network with other Fairfax County businesses to share success stories and learn from each other through webinars and peer exchanges.
  • Save Money and Time - Discover ways to finance clean energy, emissions reduction and sustainability efforts through tax credits, incentives and other financing options.

Review the information below if you are interested in learning more.

Leader Spotlight: Inova Health System

As a Leader in the Green Business Partners program, Inova Health System has reduced its environmental impact by switching to eco-friendly disposable containers and reusable water bottles, launching a food composting initiative, offering alternative transportation options for team members, and achieving LEED® certification at six buildings. Learn more in our latest Leader Spotlight video. 


Green Business Partners Program Information

No matter the size of your business, you can take steps to reduce your energy and water use, as well as your waste, each and every day. The Green Business Partners program brings together local business leaders with a variety of networking, educational, promotional, and employee engagement benefits to support energy and climate-focused business development. The program also honors and celebrates current leaders in this field, teaches how green business practices can reduce costs, shares resources like grants or other incentives, and gives a platform for learning through peer exchange.

  • Mission: To support Fairfax County businesses in creating a carbon neutral economy through collaboration and learning opportunities that advance climate action.
  • Vision: A thriving, resilient business community working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainability efforts for a healthy and prosperous Fairfax County.

The Green Business Partners Program has two different levels of participation:


member gbp sealMembers:

  • Businesses that are not yet implementing but are interested in adopting sustainable business practices, or
  • Businesses that have taken initial steps to adopt practices, programs, and/or policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including energy management and reduction; water conservation; waste management and reduction; transportation; sustainable procurement; and employee engagement.


leader gbp sealLeaders:

  • Businesses that have received a certification through a third-party organization or current participation/recognition from a nationally or locally-recognized sustainability program (e.g., ENERGY STAR®, ISO 14001, LEED Certification, EPA’s Green Power Partnership, etc.), or
  • Businesses that have been recognized by a third-party organization for their sustainability business leadership and can demonstrate they have integrated sustainability into their business model

Learn more about the Green Business Partners program through our Trifold Brochure (PDF) and One Pager (PDF).

Participation in the Green Business Partners program is free! You will have access to a variety of networking, educational, promotional, and employee engagement benefits to support energy and climate-focused business development. Your business will also be recognized as part of a county-wide sustainability effort.
 
Members and Leaders will:

  • Set themselves apart from other businesses with a Member or Leader GBP logo, window decal, and a certificate of program membership.
  • Gain recognition and be featured on social media and Fairfax County’s website.
  • Receive educational materials to support implementation of sustainable business practices.
  • Network with other Fairfax County business to share success stories and learn from each other through webinars and other events.

 
Leaders will also:

  • Receive future recognition through video profiles and mentions on Fairfax Government Channel 16, Fairfax County’s website, and social media.

To be eligible to join the Green Business Partners program, all participants must have:

  • A physical location in Fairfax County; and
  • A current Virginia business license.

Members:

  • Have implemented, or will implement at least three sustainability practices within one year of membership;
  • Sign a pledge that the business has implemented or will implement at least three sustainable business practices within one year of membership; and
  • Demonstrate adoption of at least three sustainable business practices after one year of membership through an annual renewal process.

Leaders:

  • Certification through a third-party organization or current participation/recognition from a nationally or locally-recognized sustainability program (e.g., ENERGY STAR®, ISO 14001, LEED Certification, EPA’s Green Power Partnership, etc.),

OR

  • Recognized by a third-party organization for their sustainable business leadership and can demonstrate they have integrated sustainability into their business model.

Participation in the Green Business Partners program is free! To join the program, follow the steps below:

  1. Select your partner type and review the eligibility requirements above.
  2. Complete and submit a participation agreement.

Business Name

Address

Sector

Membership Level

BXP 11951 Freedom Dr.,
Reston
Real Estate Development Leader
Comstock Holding Companies, Inc 1900 Reston Metro Plz., Reston Construction and Engineering Services Leader
Federal Realty Investment Trust

7930 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 350,
McLean

Real Estate Leader
Freddie Mac 8250 Jones Branch Dr., McLean Banking & Financial Services

Leader

Spotlight Video

General Dynamics Information Technology 3150 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church Consulting Services Leader
Gorove Slade 4114 Legato Rd., Suite 650, Fairfax Engineering, Construction and Architecture Leader
Green Brilliance
 LLC
13655 Dulles Technology Dr., Suite 130,
Herndon
Construction and Engineering Services Leader
Inadev Corporation 1600 Tysons Blvd., Suite 600, McLean, Information Technology (Computer, Software and Internet) Leader
Inova Health System 8095 Innovation Park Dr., Fairfax Hospital & Health Services Leader

Spotlight Video
Jones Robb 1420 Spring Hill Rd., McLean Legal Services Leader
Maximus 1600 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1400, McLean Government Consulting Leader
Peterson Cos. 12500 Fair Cakes Cir., Suite 400, Fairfax Real Estate Development Leader
Pons & Associates, LLC 530B Huntmar Park Dr., Herndon Construction and Engineering Services Leader
River-Sea Chocolates 4520 Daly Dr.,
Chantilly
Retail, Food & Beverage

Leader

Spotlight Video

RTEC
Treecare

2828 Mary St.,
Falls Church

Environmental Services Leader
Stantec 11320 Random Hills Rd., Fairfax Construction and Engineering Services Leader
Trace—The Zero Waste Store 140 Church S. NW,
Vienna
Retail Leader
CASAWORKS Herndon Cleaning Services Member
Execuclean DBA ClubExec Auto 3827 Pickett Rd.,
Fairfax
Automotive Member
Future Acres
Urban Farming

5918 Heritage Square Dr., Burke

Consumer Products (Environmental Services) Member
HITEC-TTS, LLC Fairfax Construction and Engineering Services Member
Little Foot
Lawn Care
3060 Williams Dr.,
Suite 3057 
Fairfax
Lawncare Member
My Green Mother LLC Fairfax Consulting Services (Environmental Services) Member
NearStar Fusion 13935 Willard Rd., Chantilly Construction & Engineering Services (Green Power Community) Member
Nothing in Between Studio 6410C Arlington Blvd., Falls Church Retail Member
Nothing in Between Studio 1590 Capital One Dr., McLean Retail Member
Pioneer LLC 1901 Anderson Rd.,
Falls Church
Consulting Services Member
Saitama Securities Group LLC 4160 Red Mulberry Dr., Fairfax Construction & Engineering Services (Green Power Community)

Member

Scrawl Books

11911 Freedom Dr.,
Reston

Retail Member


To view Leader Spotlight videos, click the video link in the membership level column in the table above.

A Green Business Partner Ally is an organization or company located within or outside of Fairfax County that works directly with businesses in Fairfax County to further the mission and vision of the GBP program. An Ally:

  • Collaborates with the GBP program to support the Fairfax County business community in becoming more sustainable; 
  • Supports the Green Business Partner program through promotion and recruitment; and 
  • Does not qualify as a Member or Leader of the GBP program.

Organization Name

Address

Fairfax County
Commuter Services
4050 Legato Rd., Suite 400,
Fairfax
Fairfax County
Department of Economic Initiatives
12015 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, 
Fairfax
Fairfax County
Economic Development Authority
8300 Boone Blvd,
Tysons
American Turkish
Friendship Association
14120 Newbrook Dr.,
Chantilly
Vybe Energy LLC 252 N. Washington St, Ste 200,
Falls Church

 

Featured Ally: Fairfax County Commuter ServicesFCCS logo

Green Business Partners Allies are organizations or companies that work directly with businesses in Fairfax County to further the mission and vision of the GBP program. For this spotlight, we are featuring a conversation with our inaugural Ally, the Fairfax County Commuter Services (FCCS).

  • Who can participate in the Green Business Partners program?

    All businesses no matter the sector (retail, healthcare, information technology, finance, etc.) or the size (micros, small, corporate) are welcome to participate. Those applying must have a valid Fairfax County business license.
     
  • What if my business doesn’t have a BPOL number?

    While a business must be registered with Fairfax County to join the program, we understand that some businesses are exempt from BPOL or are just getting established. If you are a Fairfax County business but don't have a BPOL number, please note the reason why in the application field where the BPOL number is requested.
     
  • Do Green Business Partners have to be in Fairfax County?

    Yes, participants must be located within Fairfax County. However, we encourage all businesses to make sustainable choices in their operations.
     
  • What commitments do Green Business Partners make?

    Businesses accepted into the Member level need to commit to and demonstrate implementation of at least 3 sustainable practices within one year of membership.  

    Green Business Partners program staff are here to help! Please email us at greenbusiness@fairfaxcounty.gov and we can connect you to information and resources that may assist your company in its efforts to be more sustainable.
     
  • How long is membership valid?

    Membership to the GBP will remain valid as long as Members and Leaders provide information to support an annual review process that will occur at the start of each calendar year (January 1 - February 28). The annual review process will begin in 2025. 
     
  • Is there a cost to participate?

    No! Participation in the program is FREE for Fairfax County businesses.
     
  • Are non-profit organizations eligible for membership?

    Only Fairfax County businesses with a valid business license are eligible for the Membership or Leader level. However, the program is interested in partnering with any organization interested in promoting climate action and sustainability practices. Non-profit organizations, trade groups or other organizations that don’t meet the membership criteria can still be recognized as an “Ally” of the program. Learn more about Allies in the section above.

    If you have questions about eligibility, please email us at greenbusiness@fairfaxcounty.gov.
     
  • Is there technical assistance to help businesses meet third-party certifications (LEED, ENERGY STAR, ISO 14001, etc.)?

    Currently, the program does not provide technical assistance. However, the program does offer other related benefits such as general information and resources, networking, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to help businesses grow in their sustainability efforts. 
More questions? Please email us at greenbusiness@fairfaxcounty.gov.

GREEN BUSINESS PARTNERS EVENTS

The Green Business Partners Program hosts events, including educational webinars. Use the dropdowns below to explore recent Green Business Partners events. 

Join us on May 21 at 12:30 p.m. for 'Spring Into Savings: How to Fund Your Energy Efficiency Goals' presented by Dominion Energy, Fairfax County, and TRC.

In this webinar, we will discuss resources available to your business from Fairfax County's Office of Environmental and Energy and their Green Business Partners Program, as well as how Dominion Energy and TRC can provide financial incentives for energy efficiency projects.

 
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Fairfax County’s Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) and Department of Transportation (DOT), along with Charge@Work, are partnering to help businesses power up their workplace charging programs. On November 14 at 12 p.m. ET, they hosted the “Opportunities to Charge@Work: A Green Business Partners and Best Workplaces for Commuters Webinar” which demonstrated a new free online tool to plan and implement electric vehicle charging at your business.

 

On June 22, 2023, the Green Business Partners team worked with Department of Transportation to host a joint webinar showcasing how businesses can benefit from the services and resources offered by the Best Workplaces for Commuters and Green Business Partners programs. During the webinar, attendees learned about the benefits of both programs and how they can opt-in to the Green Business Partners program as part of their Best Workplaces for Commuters application.

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On March 31, 2023, the Green Business Partners team, in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives and Smart City Works, hosted the Fairfax County Green Business Partners Forum.

The Forum showcased energy- and climate-success stories and provided opportunities to network with green business leaders throughout Fairfax County. It also promoted peer-to-peer learning on how green business practices can lower operational costs, reduce waste, and contribute to a healthier and more resilient Fairfax County community. To learn more, see the video recapping the event by clicking below or click here.

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The County Conversation Podcast

The County Conversation is a podcast featuring employees and subject matter experts from the Fairfax County Government discussing programs, services and items of interest to residents of Fairfax County. On this edition of the conversation, host Jim Person talks with Neely Law, OEEC's community specialist, about the Green Business Partners Program and the Energy Conservation Assistance Program.


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