Energy Conservation Campaign
Sustainability is a Priority for Washington County
The County's sustainability practices are designed to produce measurable results, provide long-term benefits and improve efficiency of operations. Disciplined thoughtful steps that are in the best interest of the organization and community are taken - now and in the future. Additionally, the Sustainability Resolution and Order adopted by the Board of Commissioners in 2009 has prioritized energy conservation.
Everyone's Efforts Make a Difference!
When it comes to energy conservation, everyone's efforts make a difference. Together we have the power to save. The County's Sustainability Plan includes a building energy reduction as one of our key goals. Around 10-15% of building energy use is directly impacted by occupant behavior.
How to Use the NEW! Energy Conservation Toolkit
The Energy Conservation Toolkit is an invitation for Washington County staff and leadership to explore steps they can take to contribute to energy conservation. It includes helpful information on how to save energy at work, such as by closing the blinds on a sunny day, making coffee in the breakroom, contacting a Facilities Liaison about a draft, or even cruising around in an electric fleet vehicle. We are working on expanding this toolkit to include all facets of sustainability, so stay tuned for future updates.
Related Policies and Procedures
VIII. Space Heater Policy
IX. HVAC 101
Energy Conservation Staff Training