Partnering with ENERGY STAR is a commitment to your taxpayers as well as the environment. Local and state governments, as well as federal agencies, that partner with EPA and take the ENERGY STAR Challenge demonstrate their commitment to taxpayers as well as the environment.
Learn more about leveraging EPA's Portfolio Manager (900KB) and the benchmarking starter kit to quickly and easily prioritize energy efficiency projects in buildings, measure progress, and verify/report results.
Incorporate ENERGY STAR qualified products into ARRA funded projects for single and multi family homes, public buildings, and K-12 schools.
Arlington County, Virginia has been actively participating in the ENERGY STAR program since 1998 and became one of the first local governments in the nation to take the ENERGY STAR Challenge. In January 2007, Arlington County launched Fresh AIRE (Arlington Initiative to Reduce Emissions) — a collaboration between county government, businesses, organizations, and individuals to reduce the county's greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent from 2000 to 2012.
Arlington County leverages ENERGY STAR tools and resources to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in their own buildings while informing all community members about the environmental and economic benefits of saving energy. The county has distributed more than 1,500 ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs and has been successful in reaching residents through public lectures, workshops, and other events such as the Fresh AIRE Business Summit.
Learn more about Fresh AIRE at www.arlingtonva.us/climate .
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Join the growing group of organizations honored and recognized by EPA for their outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.