AIRE Newsletter: Dec. 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.

Arlington’s Community-wide GHG Dashboard is Live!

Arlington County’s GHG Dashboard presents the community-wide anthropogenic (originating from human activity) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all major sources as estimated in the 2016 Arlington County Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions InventoryThe GHG Dashboard allows users to interact with the data through visualizations and learn more about the sources of emissions in the County. View Dashboard.

Dear Renters, We Are Seeking Your Input!

Education and resources are often focused on homeowners to green their homes, with less resources available for implementing energy efficiency solutions in leased homes. We want to make energy efficiency more accessible to YOU! Please provide your feedback here to help guide the design of renter-friendly green home resources.

EV Chargers Arrive at Fairlington Community Center

EV Chargers

The chargers at Fairlington Community Center are now installed and ready for residents to plug in! Four ports (two dual port chargers) for public use and two ports (one dual-port charger) for County fleet are installed and operational. This is the first of the five locations (Madison and Lubber Run Community Centers, Central Library, and the Court House surface lot being the other four locations) that are planned installations of publicly-accessible electric vehicle chargers through the FY24 Capital Improvement Plan.

Recent Events

Think BIG! EV Road Trip Virtual Series

Our three-part expert-led webinar series on electric vehicles (EVs) concluded in November! Recordings, presentations and other resources are available for download on our website.

Upcoming Events

Tree Canopy Fund is Open for Applications!


Apply now for free trees planted on your property through the Tree Canopy Fund program and get a credit on your stormwater utility bill in 2025. Applications are due January 5, 2024 for Spring 2024 planting. Apply today!


Adaptive Reuse of Buildings Presentation

You are invited to join Arlington County for the Worchester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) Student Cohort presentation on Strategies for Adaptive Reuse of Buildings, on December 13 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. The presentation will be hybrid, and accessible by computer audiovisual link in real-time. You can join the meeting here.

Energy Tip

Greenhouse gases trap heat and warm our planet. We encourage you to make choices that foster solutions to abate greenhouse gas emissions. Read more from the EPA about what you can do to take action and lessen the impacts of climate change.


Arlington County’s webpage hosts 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.