Arlington County’s building inventory totals over two million square feet of floor area. Energy used in these buildings account for most of the greenhouse gas emissions related to Arlington’s government operations.
Improvements in building energy efficiency helped the County reach its 2012 AIRE Goal of reducing emissions from government operations by ten percent (10%) from 2000 levels. The County even surpassed the goal, reducing emissions by twelve percent (12%). Find more details on this goal in the goal report (PDF) and the complete 2012 County Government Operations Inventory (PDF). Or, check out the 2-page snapshot of the inventory (PDF).
For information on individual buildings, go to the Building Energy Report Cards. Additionally, the County started displaying Energy Performance Labels (EPLs) in all County community centers, fire stations, libraries and offices. Find the EPLs near the building entrance.