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 2022 accomplishments include:

  •  Receiving recognition as an ENERGY STAR Certification Nation Executive Member by earning the ENERGY STAR for 61 schools in 2022.
  •  Achieving energy savings greater than 21% and $65 million since 2014 and more than $10 million in annual energy costs, as well as avoiding more than 33,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
  •  Winning the “Best Project in the Major Renovation” category of the ENERGY STAR Decarbonize Your Design Challenge.
  •  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.
  •  Improving both indoor air quality and energy efficiency through heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) projects.
  •  Using a dashboard to educate students, staff, parents, and the community about ENERGY STAR, including ENERGY STAR scores.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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