Green Business Partners
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. Through the Green Business Partners program, 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.
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (C-
The Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program is a low-cost, long-term financing tool for building owners who want to make energy efficiency upgrades to their commercial and multi-family buildings with minimal up-front costs. C-PACE is administered by the Virginia PACE Authority with support from the Virginia Department of Energy (Virginia Energy).
Programs for Common-Interest Communities
Fairfax County Government is working toward an accessible, affordable clean energy future for all. The county is establishing a clean energy financing entity (aka "green bank") to accelerate the growth of the county’s clean energy economy and help achieve the community’s climate goals. The green bank will boost the clean energy market by providing the community with financial and technical programming and tools for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electric vehicle projects.
Building a Green Team
Assembling a group of interested and responsible employees can be a great first step toward establishing a culture of sustainably at your workplace. These groups are often called green teams, but any name will do. At Fairfax County, our employee group is called Fairfax Employees for Environmental Excellence, or FEEE. Based on our experience, we are pleased to share some tips for how to start a green team and outreach ideas that we’ve found successful.
- Climate Plans, Policies and Initiatives
- Climate Action Dashboard
- Request a Speaker
- Sustainable Business Practices
- Recycling and Trash for Businesses from Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
- Best Workplace for Commuters
- Environmental Excellence Awards
- Fairfax County Business Topic Page
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