Fairfax County Public Schools

Falls Church, Virginia

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is a school district in Virginia. FCPS uses ENERGY STAR to engage students, conserve energy, protect the environment, and as a catalyst for stewardship throughout FCPS schools and the community. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Improving the average ENERGY STAR score to 80.5, a 17.3 percent increase over 2019.
  • Saving more than $6.7 million in annual energy costs and more than $38.6 million since 2014 through a comprehensive energy management program.
  • Creating the FCPS Energy Education Team, which strives to reduce district energy use and cost without negatively impacting health and safety, the educational environment, or productivity.
  • Collaborating with GET2GREEN and utilizing its dashboard as a platform to educate students, staff, parents, and community members about ENERGY STAR information, including ENERGY STAR scores, presented as part of an interactive effort to encourage energy conservation.
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent since 2014.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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