2007-2010 Energy Report Card for Specialty Facilities

 


As a county government, Arlington County maintains a mix of building and facility types.  There are several county-owned facilities that don’t fall in the other primary space types, and those are represented on this page.  Additionally, Arlington County maintains a varied fleet of vehicles, including buses, heavy duty trucks, and typical cars, including a large number of hybrid-electric vehicles.  To ensure these vehicles are maintained and operated to their peak efficiency, the county owns the necessary facilities for upkeep.    

 

Site Energy Intensity by Building

The above bar graph shows the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Site Energy Intensity (BTUs/sq. ft.) for miscellaneous Arlington County facilities. The Site Energy Intensity for each facility is as follows (2007; 2008; 2009; 2010)

  • Arlington Childcare: 47,893; 43,829; 42,263; 44,166
  • ART Facility: 39,839 (partial year); 192,374; 213,447; 206,019
  • 1800 Edison Complex: 62,573; 51,517; 50,762; 64,882
  • Equipment Division: 139,932; 120,912; 124,778; 141,294
  • George Mason Center: 52,005; 71,780; 57,340; 66,851
  • Greenhouse: 144,145; 130,345; 122,610; 137,017
  • Gunston Bubble: 323,106; 257,226; 211,127; 312,050
  • Police Impound Lot: 159,564 (partial year); 208,603; 151,250; 88,804
  • Shakespeare Theatre: 113,725; 106,311; 122,410; 109,743
  • Shirlington Bus Station:  Under construction; 124,074 (partial year); 255,912; 241,697
  • Smartscape Office:  128,510; 142,611; 135,038; 109,141
  • Vehicle Wash: 71,720 (partial year); 125,081; 123,422; 102,232


Energy Snapshots by Building

 

Please use the links below to see specific energy usage information for each building.  Note:  energy intensity data is not available for three additional vehicle maintenance facilities (Ballston Garage and Trade Center Garage); therefore, those three facilities are not included in the above bar graph, but energy snapshots are provided below.



Arlington Childcare Energy Snapshot

Address
1915 N. Uhle St.
Building Use
Childcare
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
3,425
Year Built / Major Renovation
1988
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  48,075
2008:  43,996
2009:  42,424
2010:  44,334
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
NA
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  47,893
2008:  43,829
2009:  42,263
2010:  44,166
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  159,961
2008:  146,387
2009:  141,158
2010:  147,514
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  26
2008:  24
2009:  23
2010:  24
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
2007:  8% less energy than comparable buildings
2008:  4% less energy than comparable buildings
2009:  17% less energy than comparable buildings
2010:  16% less energy than comparable buildings
Building Energy Notes
A comprehensive lighting retrofit of this all-electric building in mid-2009 has begun to yield savings.
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ART Facility

Address
2910 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Building Use
Bus Service Station
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
1,056
Year Built / Major Renovation
2007
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  12,330 (partial year)
2008:  59,539
2009:  66,061
2010:  63,762
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
NA
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  39,839 (partial year)
2008:  192,374
2009:  213,447
2010:  206,019
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  133,062 (partial year)
2008:  642,530
2009:  712,913
2010:  688,103
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  7 (partial year)
2008:  32
2009:  36
2010:  35
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
2007:  NA
2008:  3% more energy than comparable buildings
2009:  1% more energy than comparable buildings
2010:  1% less energy than comparable buildings
Building Energy Notes
 This temporary facility houses administrative offices for the ART bus fleet and its drivers.
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Ballston Garage Energy Snapshot

Address
627 N. Glebe Rd.
Building Use
Parking Garage
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
NA
Year Built / Major Renovation
1972
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  2,572,956
2008:  2,574,336
2009:  2,681,088
2010:  2,659,584
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
NA
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
NA
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
NA
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  1,400
2008:  1,401
2009:  1,459
2010:  1,447
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
NA
Building Energy Notes
Annual electricity use at this 2,800 space garage has been cut 28% - over 1 million kWh - since 2003, thanks to an extensive lighting retrofit that also improved light quality for mall patrons and others who park there.
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1800 Edison Complex

Address
1800 N. Edison
Building Use
Other
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
23,531
Year Built / Major Renovation
1945
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  111,937
2008:  47,742
2009:  50,116
2010:  57,942
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  10,904
2008:  10,494
2009:  10,235
2010:  13,290
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  62,573
2008:  51,517
2009:  50,762
2010:  64,882
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  102,731
2008:  69,812
2009:  69,811
2010:  87,196
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  119
2008:  82
2009:  82
2010:  102
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
NA
Building Energy Notes
This cluster of old brick buildings is now used primarily as storage for DHS, pending determination of the future use for this property.
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Equipment Division Energy Snapshot

Address
2701 S. Taylor St.
Building Use
Vehicle Repair Shop
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
52,800
Year Built / Major Renovation
1983
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  682,560
2008:  644,352
2009:  633,287
2010:  578,112
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  50,595
2008:  41,857
2009:  44,275
2010:  54,878
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  139,932
2008:  120,912
2009:  124,778
2010:  141,294
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  247,648
2008:  222,073
2009:  224,481
2010:  233,597
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  640
2008:  573
2009:  580
2010:  606
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
2007:  20% more energy than comparable buildings
2008:  4% more energy than comparable buildings
2009:  8% more energy than comparable buildings
2010:  10% more energy than comparable buildings
Building Energy Notes
This full-service vehicle maintenance and repair facility includes an extensive compressed air system, lifts, and operates 18+ hours per day, which make it an energy-intensive building. A new, more efficient air compressor was installed in mid-2009, accompanied by a tune-up of the entire compressed air system. This change brought a noticeable improvement in electricity use.  In 2010, retrofits were completed on the facility’s exterior lighting.

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George Mason Center Energy Snapshot

Address
1801 George Mason Dr.
Building Use
Education (Head Start)
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
26,378
Year Built / Major Renovation
1965
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  220,400
2008:  314,480
2009:  269,370
2010:  307,200
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  6,198
2008:  8,204
2009:  5,934
2010:  7,152
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  52,005
2008:  71,780
2009:  57,340
2010:  66,851
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  119,820
2008:  168,429
2009:  139,930
2010:  161,108
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  153
2008:  215
2009:  178
2010:  205
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
2007:  13% less energy than comparable buildings
2008:  17% more energy than comparable buildings
2009:  2% less energy than comparable buildings
2010:  10% more energy than comparable buildings
Building Energy Notes
This newly-renovated space operates the Head Start program and is comparable to educational facilities.

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Greenhouse Energy Snapshot

Address
4250 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Building Use
Agricultural
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
2,900
Year Built / Major Renovation
1975
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
NA
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  4,180
2008:  3,780
2009:  4,185
2010:  3,974
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  144,145
2008:  130,345
2009:  122,610
2010:  137,017
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  150,920
2008:  136,471
2009:  128,373
2010:  143,457
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  22
2008:  20
2009:  22
2010:  21
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
NA
Building Energy Notes
There are limited opportunities for improving the energy efficiency of heating the greenhouse in winter.

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Gunston Bubble Energy Snapshot | web page

Address
1401 28th St. S.
Building Use
Community Center
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
4,000
Year Built / Major Renovation
1995
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  61,760
2008:  62,120  
2009:  69,800
2010:  67,520
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  10,817
2008:  8,170
2009:  6,064
2010:  10,178
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  323,106
2008:  257,226
2009:  211,127
2010:  312,050
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  459,090
2008:  290,818
2009:  357,574
2010:  458,780
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  91
2008:  77
2009:  70
2010:  91
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
NA
Building Energy Notes
This unique facility is heavily used by residents for a variety of sports programs. The Bubble requires a lot of power to keep the Bubble inflated year-round and heated in winter. There are limited efficiency options for this facility.

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 Police Impound Lot Energy Snapshot

Address
4250 S. 29th St.
Building Use
Vehicle Storage/Maintenance
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
2,797
Year Built / Major Renovation
2007
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  104,631 (partial year)
2008:  114,913
2009:  90,409
2010:  35,101
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  893 (partial year)
2008:  1,923
2009:  1,146
2010:  1,286
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  159,564 (partial year)
2008:  208,603
2009:  151,250
2010:  88,804
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  459,736 (partial year)
2008:  539,840
2009:  411,249
2010:  191,162
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  62 (partial year)
2008:  73
2009:  55
2010:  26
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
NA
Building Energy Notes
This new, secure facility houses evidence and must be climate conditioned. The AIRE program and Facilities Management de-coupled this building’s energy use from a new warehouse nearby, with commensurate reduction in apparent building energy intensity.  

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 Shakespeare Theatre Energy Snapshot

Address
601 S. Clark Street
Building Use
Entertainment
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
6,000
Year Built / Major Renovation
1957
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  73,195
2008:  67,030
2009:  67,386
2010:  62,283
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  4,326
2008:  4,092
2009:  5,045
2010:  4,460
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  113,725
2008:  106,311
2009:  122,410
2010:  109,743
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  214,513
2008:  198,712
2009:  216,032
2010:  196,115
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  63
2008:  58
2009:  63
2010:  58
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
2007:  19% less energy than comparable buildings
2008:  24% less energy than comparable buildings
2009:  17% less energy than comparable buildings
2010:  20% less energy than comparable buildings
Building Energy Notes
This theater recently wrapped up its final season and will soon be demolished as part of the Long Bridge park project.  

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Shirlington Bus Station

Address
2975 S. Quincy St.
Building Use
Bus Station
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
1,456
Year Built / Major Renovation
2008
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  Under construction
2008:  52,946 (partial year)
2009:  109,205
2010:  103,139
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
NA
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  Under construction
2008:  124,074 (partial year)
2009:  255,912 
2010:  241,697
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  Under construction
2008:  414,407 (partial year)
2009:  854,745
2010:  807,267
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  Under construction
2008:  29 (partial year)
2009:  59
2010:  56
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
2007:  NA
2008:  NA
2009:  297% more energy than comparable buildings
2010:  271% more energy than comparable buildings
Building Energy Notes
This new all-electric structure, opened in 2008, provides shelter for patrons and an office for the Commuter Store. We are exploring potential energy savings measures.

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Smartscape Office

Address
3282 Fairfax Drive 
Building Use
Office
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
1,251
Year Built / Major Renovation
1939
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  5,040
2008:  5,172
2009:  5,112
2010:  4,348
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  1,436
2008:  1,608
2009:  1,515
2010:  1,217
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  128,510
2008:  142,611
2009:  135,038
2010:  109,141
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  166,070
2008:  181,660
2009:  173,355
2010:  141,463
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  10
2008:  11
2009:  11
2010:  9
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
2007:  7% less energy than comparable buildings
2008:  1% more energy than comparable buildings
2009:  7% less energy than comparable buildings
2010:  22% less energy than comparable buildings
Building Energy Notes
This was built as a small Cape Cod-style house, and now serves as an office and workspace for Smartscape crews working the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.
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Trade Center Garage Energy Snapshot

Address
2881 S. Taylor St.
Building Use
Parking Garage
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
NA
Year Built / Major Renovation
2007
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  30,580
2008:  98,300
2009:  109,580
2010:  94,500
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
NA
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
NA
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
NA
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  17
2008:  53
2009:  60
2010:  51
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
NA
Building Energy Notes
This structure, completed in 2007, is used for County vehicles and employee parking. A lighting retrofit may be completed in the future to cut energy use.

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Vehicle Wash Energy Snapshot

Address
2701 S. Taylor St.
Building Use
Vehicle Wash
Current Size
(sq. ft.)
2,240
Year Built / Major Renovation
2007
Annual Electric Usage
(kWh)
2007:  31,220 (partial year)
2008:  50,660
2009:  50,500
2010:  50,220
Annual Natural Gas Usage
(therms)
2007:  541 (partial year)
2008:  1,073
2009:  1,042
2010:  577
Site Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  71,720 (partial)
2008:  125,081 
2009:  123,422
2010:  102,232
Source Energy Intensity
(BTUs/sq. ft.)
2007:  184,134 (partial year)
2008:  307,902
2009:  305,606
2010:  282,442
Carbon Footprint
(metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2007:  20 (partial year)
2008:  33
2009:  33
2010:  30
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating
NA
EPA National Average Comparison
NA
Building Energy Notes
Energy intensity for this semi-industrial special-purpose facility is difficult to gauge without comparable buildings to compare it.
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Last Modified: May 17, 2012
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