AIRE Newsletter: Nov. 2023

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AIRE Newsletter


AIRE Newsletter

The Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) newsletter empowers subscribers with energy tips and informational events aimed to make Arlington a more sustainable community.

Recent Events

Better Buildings Challenge Recognition at the White House


We are excited to announce that through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge, we have achieved our energy use intensity reduction goal of 23% since 2009! County Board Chairman Christian Dorsey spoke to the achievement during a DOE-sponsored event recently held at the White House. As a 2023 Goal Achiever, the County joins other leading organizations driving portfolio-wide efficiency and emissions innovation. Read more on how we achieved our savings goal here.


C-PACE Project Success

Arlington County was the top dog in sniffing out its second C-PACE project. The Arlington Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program is helping with the weatherization, electrification and water efficiency of Snouts and Stouts – the only indoor dog park and bar in Northern Virginia. These upgrades will account for improvements to the building’s shell and the building’s heating and cooling system.

Upcoming Events

Think BIG! EV Road Trip Virtual Series


Join us for a three-part expert-led virtual series on electric vehicles (EVs). Register here.


Webinar topics - Dates and Times

At Home: Residential EVs - View recording and slides here.

On the Town: Commercial EV Charging - View recording and slides here.

Into the Future: Innovative EV Technology - Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm



The Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) is a biannual environmentally friendly drop-off event at which residents can safely dispose of household hazardous materials HHM and old electronics. You can drop off items on Sat., Nov. 4 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at Wakefield High School. View the accepted materials list.


Energy Report: Accelerate


Have you seen our recent progress? The Accelerate Report highlights Arlington’s completed core work pertaining to energy, climate and the environment. The first edition of the annual Accelerate Report was published in the spring and covers projects, programs and policies. Each report will contain fresh new stories to maintain viability, transparency and features Arlington’s key successes.

Energy Tip

As outside temperatures fall, energy costs begin to rise. Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, you can save on your energy bills by completing any of the DOE's Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Energy Saver Projects. These projects offer step-by-step instructions to energy efficiency improvements. Read more.


Read more information on incentives, credits and rebates.

For More Information

In case you missed the last edition, check out our newsletter archive.


For a variety of information related to the County's energy, climate and environmental projects, programs and policies, visit the AIRE Website.