In 2008, the City of Virginia Beach established a Joint Energy Committee. The Joint Energy Committee, in partnership with Dominion (our provider of electricity), comprises members of various city departments and City Public Schools to identify, assess, and implement energy-related activities. The Committee has drafted a plan that has identified a number of key issues and goals for the City. Also, the Committee is chaired by Deputy City Manager Dave Hansen.
ENERGY STAR Program
In April 2011, the City of Virginia Beach joined the ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Through the many ENERGY STAR tools and resources, this program offers extensive energy conservation information that can be used at both home and work.
In partnership with ENERGY STAR, the City of Virginia Beach will continue its energy conservation efforts to include:
- Measuring and tracking the energy performance of our organization's facilities, where possible, by using tools such as those offered through ENERGY STAR;
- Developing and implementing a plan consistent with the ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings;
- Spreading the word about the importance of energy efficiency to our staff and community.
For more information about the ENERGY STAR program for commercial buildings, click here
Visitor Center Earns Energy Star Certification