County Operations Energy Plan

Arlington County is working to promote the use of advanced building energy management practices to reduce energy waste in County facilities.

Arlington implements the County Operations Energy Plan (COEP) to guide how it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in County facilities and operations. The COEP is a complement to the Community Energy Plan (CEP) and furthers goal areas and strategies that are specific to Arlington County Government operations.

The graphic below shows the contributions to the County Operations carbon footprint in 2016.


Arlington County has established a cross-County energy working group that discusses progress, shares ideas and serves as energy champions. The county incentivizes smart energy behavior for County employees and facilities users.

Arlington is on the way to achieving its 2050 greenhouse gas emissions target for carbon neutrality. Milestones include 67% reduction below 2007 CO2e levels by 2030 and an 84% below 2007 CO2e levels by 2040.