Energy Star Partnership
Loudoun County is part of the Energy Star partnership. The Energy Star partnership is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Protecting the Environment
This partnership is part of the county’s commitment to protect the environment through energy efficiency. In partnership with Energy Star, the county has:
- Developed and implemented a County-Wide Energy Strategy consistent with the Energy Star Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings;
- Spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency to the Loudoun County government workforce and citizens;
- Measured and tracked the energy performance of county facilities where possible by using tools such as those offered through Energy Star; and
- Supported the Energy Star Challenge, a national call to action to help improve the energy efficiency of America’s commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more.
Loudoun County has received
recognition on the Energy Star website as a partner and has supported the Energy Star Challenge. The County also has shared progress and milestone achievements with the program.
Energy Star Certified Buildings
Loudoun County participates in EPA’s Portfolio Manager Program, an interactive energy management tool that allows the county government to track and assess energy and water consumption across its buildings. Through this tool and the Energy Star partnership, Loudoun County has worked to receive Energy Star Certification on county facilities. Buildings that earn the Energy Star Certification use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the country.
In January 2012, the Shenandoah
Building, located at 102 Heritage Way, NE,in Leesburg, was the first Loudoun County building to be awarded
the Energy Star Certification. The county was able to achieve the superior energy performance for the Shenandoah
Building through a number of energy conservation measures and retrofits. In March 2012, the county's Valley Bank Building, located at 20 E. Market Street in Leesburg, also received the Energy Star certification. The county is working on Energy Star Certification for other county buildings including the
- Courts Complex
- Warehouse on Sycolin Road
For questions or more information about the Energy Star partnership and Loudoun County's efforts regarding the Energy Star Certification process, please contact the Loudoun County Energy Manager Naijib Salehi