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, and protect the environment, and as a catalyst for stewardship throughout FCPS schools and the community. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Saving more than $54 million since 2014 and more than $16 million in annual energy costs, as well as avoiding more than 85,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
  • Receiving ENERGY STAR certifications for three schools, in addition to the 94 certified in 2020, as well as designing a new elementary school to earn ENERGY STAR certification.
  • Maintaining 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.
  • Using a dashboard to educate students, staff, parents, and community members about ENERGY STAR, including ENERGY STAR scores.
  • Improving both indoor air quality and energy efficiency in HVAC projects.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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