Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block Grant
The Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program is intended to help local governments, cities and counties, implement strategies to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives to:
- Reduce fossil fuel emissions
- Reduce total energy use
- Improve energy efficiency in the transportation,
building, and other appropriate areas
The County developed a coordinated energy and environmental management plan and standards for County facilities, infrastructure and equipment.
The County applied for and was awarded $409,000 to be used for the following energy efficiency and conservation efforts:
- Power monitoring for the computer room
- Optimizing the computer room HVAC
- An efficient boiler replacement program for existing Courts buildings
How The Money Is Being Spent
- The Information Technology Department will use $22,764 to install metering equipment to capture distinct data center power consumption measurements for air conditioner equipment and for uninterruptable power source used to supply the County's computer and network equipment. Another $289,466 will be used for an energy efficient data center cooling system and high efficiency data storage system.
- The Facilities Management Department will use $97,170 to replace the heating oil fired boiler system used to heat the District Courts building with an LP gas fired system to increase energy efficiency and reduce emmissions by approximately 50%. The new heating system will improve reliability and provide a much cleaner system for heating the District Courts building.
FY10 efforts to conserve electricity have resulted in a 12% decrease from same period in FY09.
As the process continues we will also show what our power consumption was prior to the changes, and what our power consumption is after the changes.
How Home Owners Can Save On Energy Costs
See Energy & Conservation Action Plan
US Department of Energy (EECBG)
Virginia DMME Division of Energy