Washington County cut building energy by 40% per FTE since 2008. Below are some of the ways we help the County save energy.
Strategic Energy Management – We partner with the Energy Trust of Oregon to make sure we are using our heating, cooling, and lighting as efficiently as possible. For each milestone we reach, we get a $1000 check to put towards more energy efficiency projects. Washington County was highlighted in this Energy Trust video.
HVAC – Facilities uses Envysion Software to diagnose HVAC problems, installs new equipment when appropriate, and uses occupancy sensors to turn on HVAC systems only in occupied buildings.
Lighting – Facilities replaces older lights with new LEDs where possible, installs photocells on outdoor lights, and uses occupancy sensors to turn on lights only in occupied rooms.
- – Learn more about our projects and learn some helpful tips to use less energy.
Facilities Liaisons – Employees in every department who respond to facilities issues when they arise.
Solar Energy - Washington County has several solar arrays to help power facilities and reduce the amount electricity we purchase.