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COB McIntire
401 McIntire Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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In December 2006, Albemarle County partnered with ENERGY STAR in an effort to promote pollution prevention, reduce energy usage from government buildings and reduce our carbon footprint.  Following that, in July 2007, the County set a goal to reduce overall energy consumption in County Office Buildings by 30% by 2012, which equals 6% per year.

As of September 2008, we have reduced the energy consumption in the McIntire Rd. County Office Building (COB McIntire) by 11.3% since our baseline year of 2005.


The following actions have been initiated in order to help us reach our goal:

As of September 2008, COB McIntire has achieved a benchmarking score of 84. We have applied for and received the ENERGY STAR label for this building.

We participated in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Change the World, start with ENERGY STAR campaign this year, encouraging employees and residents to pledge to change at least one bulb in their house to a compact fluorescent bulb.

Albemarle County was featured as a case study in 3 nation-wide ENERGY STAR / NACo-sponsored webcasts on getting an energy conservation program started, and they have asked us to be a return speaker/case study/example in the future.




Albemarle County's energy conservation program is part of the County's overall commitment to the protection of natural resources and pollution prevention. We realize the challenge of addressing global climate change must occur at the local level for there to be long-term success. We are proud of our accomplishments thus far, but we realize we have a long ways to go to reach our goal.

-- Sarah Temple, Environmental Manager, County of Albemarle, VA

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by County of Albemarle or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
County of Albemarle

Property Manager:*
County of Albemarle

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (83)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 135240 sf

Year Constructed: 1939

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions