Green Building - Energy Policy Plan Update
December 3rd, 2019
Countywide Policy Plan Amendment
On June 20, 2017 the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of a Policy Plan amendment for an increased emphasis on energy efficiency and conservation efforts as applied to green building certification for nonresidential and multifamily residential proposals. The Policy Plan does not currently provide an increased emphasis on any particular green building evaluation category.
The development and consideration of a Policy Plan amendment for an increased emphasis on energy efficiency was based on a recommendation from the Planning Commission to the Board of Supervisors as a follow-up to the Planning Commission's review and recommendations of a report from the MITRE Corporation entitled "Building energy technology recommendations to Fairfax County," dated March 15, 2013.