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1 Fairfax County: A Commitment to Energy Efficiency and Conservation Jennifer L. Gorter Energy Manager November 8, 2010.

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1 1 Fairfax County: A Commitment to Energy Efficiency and Conservation Jennifer L. Gorter Energy Manager November 8, 2010

2 2 Who We Are Residents – over 1 million Size – 400 square miles County/Schools Budget  Nearly $6 billion  County 47% / Schools 53% County/Schools Employees  Nearly 35,000 Urban County form of government Board Members – 10 elected  1 elected At-Large Chairman  9 Representing specific districts Appointed County Executive (Chief Administrative Officer) Add a map of the county here?

3 3 Cool Counties Initiative Declaration signed in July 2007 Pledge to achieve significant, measurable, and sustainable reductions in County government greenhouse gas emissions Provides policy and program templates for taking concrete action in seven areas Supports regional development and attainment of emissions reductions targets

4 4 Solution Areas Energy efficiency Renewable energy Greening vehicle fleets and equipment Land use Transportation Water conservation Education and outreach

5 5 Fairfax County Energy Policy Adopted by the Board in 2009 Promotes energy efficiency and conservation practices among County employees, employers, and residents Advances the goals of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Supports the Board’s Environmental Agenda and the Cool Counties Initiative

6 6 Comprehensive Plan Goals Goals reflect the community’s belief that environmental protection and preservation are overarching components of the quality of life Three goals relate to conservation of the natural environment  Environmental Protection  Energy Conservation  Open Space Three goals cite the need to protect the environment  Quality of Life  Land Use  Transportation

7 7 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Coordinating Committee Energy Web page: Collaborative interagency committee created in 2009 to replace a previous energy committee Established to ensure coordination of energy efficiency and conservation across County agencies, schools, and authorities Responsible for administering the County’s EECBG grant Works closely with ECC, EQAC, and Board to advance the County’s environmental and energy goals

8 Transforming Tysons Plan adopted June 22, 2010— Livable urban center with TOD emphasis and green building expectations Several rezoning applications anticipated Opportunities for energy innovation during zoning process--EECCC subcommittee MITRE proffer: Guidance on building design for energy innovation and electric vehicle charging stations Georgelas proposal—Tysons West/Spring Hill

9 9 Regional Coordination Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee Energy Advisory Committee Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee MWAQC Technical Advisory Committee Transportation Planning Board Intergovernmental Green Building Group Many others

10 10 Energy Initiatives Energy Efficiency  Facilities Management  Solid Waste  Parks  Other Public Works Initiatives  Vehicle Services  Schools LEED Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program GHG Inventory

11 11 Energy Efficiency: Facilities Management 1% avg. annual reduction achieved has resulted in excess of a $7 million cost avoidance between FY2001 and FY2010 e.g., Government Center lighting and HVAC retrofit project saves almost 10% ($100,000) per year Installation of Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS) Right-sizing of HVAC equipment Efficient lighting and lighting controls Installation of more efficient system types

12 12 Energy Efficiency: Solid Waste Landfill gas recovery and utilization ent/coolcounties/countyefforts_renewableen ergy.htm Energy/Resource Recovery Facility pomsf.htm Recycling (See URL above) Effluent Reuse

13 13 Energy Efficiency: Parks Indoor lighting upgrades Outdoor lighting upgrades and control systems Frying Pan Visitor Center Parking Lot Lighting Upgrade - LED Before UpgradeAfter Upgrade KWh / Year: 5200 KWh / Year: 1600

14 14 Energy Efficiency: Other Public Works Initiatives LEED and commissioning LED parking lot lighting pilot programs Energy modeling Considering new technologies

15 15 Energy Efficiency: Vehicle Services Fleet Hybrids:  54 Ford Escape  3 Ford Fusion  1 Freightliner M2-106 dry cargo van  53 Toyota Prius  1 Toyota Prius converted to “plug-in” configuration Hybrid-electric school bus on order  Incremental cost of hybrid system from federal grant Hydraulic hybrid refuse collection truck on order  Captures braking energy in hydraulic accumulator to assist in movement from stopped position  30% fuel economy improvement expected

16 Energy Efficiency: Schools Designs conform to Collaboration for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Interior and exterior initiatives  Interior initiatives include efficient mechanical systems and high-efficiency lighting  Energy monitoring at 240 schools Results  Consumption decreased 12% over last five years  10 FCPS schools have received EnergyStar label, another 52 are eligible

17 17 LEED Sustainable Development Policy for Capital Projects  LEED Silver for projects greater than 10,000 SF  Supports the Board’s Environmental Agenda and the Cool Counties Initiative Most go through certification process Richard Byrd Library just awarded Gold  Burke and Oakton libraries received Silver

18 18 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program $9.6 million allocated to Fairfax County in % of award expended as of September 30, 2010 Currently 15 projects in multiple areas:  HVAC and EMCS upgrades and retrofits  Energy efficiency audits and retrocommissioning of 10 county buildings  Lighting control projects  Enterprise server consolidation and virtualization  Desktop PC power management  Hybrid vehicles  Residential energy education and outreach  Greenhouse gas emissions inventory (community-wide)

19 19 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Inventory of County Operations  Includes Facilities and other operations, Fleet and Schools  All agencies have gathered raw energy data  Currently compiling/converting data  2006 Baseline year  Anticipate 2006 – 2009 inventories will be complete by end of this calendar year Countywide (non-municipal) inventory is in progress through Federal Stimulus funds Residential Education and Outreach


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