Fairfax County Public Schools
Falls Church, Virginia
Partner of the Year
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is the tenth largest school division in the nation, serving more than 189,000 students across more than 200 buildings. FCPS has a long-standing partnership with EPA, combining principal engagement, energy-saving practices, and the use of ENERGY STAR® certified equipment to save energy and protect the environment. FCPS is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its ongoing commitment to finding new ways to save energy and promote its successes with the ENERGY STAR program. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Saving more than $5 million in energy costs in 2017 through a comprehensive energy program, and saving more than $19 million and preventing the emissions of more than 92,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide since 2014.
- Earning the Top Performer Award during the ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings: BOOTCAMP for George C. Marshall High in the K-12 water reduction category.
- Hosting a Battle of the Buildings Competition with 47 schools and achieving more than $29,000 in energy savings in just three months.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for more than 150 district buildings in 2016.
- Installing ENERGY STAR certified equipment during new construction and renewal projects, including LED lighting and classroom occupancy sensors, water source heat pumps, variable refrigerant flow systems, variable frequency drives, energy recovery units, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.