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

I. Washington County Board of County Commissioners' 2009 Resolution and Order Approving the County's Commitment to Sustainability

II. Washington County Sustainability Plan

III. Sustainable Meeting Guidelines

IV. Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines

V. Sustainable Purchasing Administrative Policy

VI. Re-Use Store Guide

VII. Move The Power Strip Campaign

VIII. Space Heater Policy

IX. HVAC 101

Energy Conservation Staff Training

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