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Community Energy Plan Focus Areas

Establish detailed baselines of building characteristics and energy use by building type (residential and non-residential)
Investigate changes to Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) rules
Finalize design for building energy performance labels and install labels in County Buildings


District Energy (DE) and Renewable Energy
Evaluate legal and financial options for DE in Arlington
Clarify DE-ready economics
Conduct DE and DE-ready buildings workshop for engineers and architects
Advance Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP) efforts in high-probability DE areas
Evaluate solar potential in Arlington


Purchase fuel-efficiency vehicles and conduct smart fleet management
Use B20 biodiesel in County and school fleet operations
Install electric vehicle infrastructure for County fleet use
Discuss link between Combined Heat & Power and streetcars


Education & Behavior
Weave the Community Energy Plan into all aspects of County activities
Identify specific metrics for monitoring progress toward Task Force goals
Improve public energy literacy


Promote existing Federal and State tax credits and other incentives for building efficiency improvements
Establish clearinghouse for financial incentives
Work with stakeholders to address financial incentive programs