AIRE Newsletter: January 2024

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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.

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Application Submitted

The AIRE team recently submitted a microgrid and resiliency hub proposal as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. BRIC supports states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. Read more about the grant from FEMA.

Recent Events

Adaptive Reuse of Buildings Presentation

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management hosted the Worchester Polytechnic Institute’s Interactive Qualifying Project Student Cohort presentation on Strategies for Adaptive Reuse of Buildings. View the presentation.

In Case You Missed It

Deadline Extended for Renter Input - January 15

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.


C-PACE Project Completed

Arlington County was the top dog in bringing together small business and sustainable energy investment in its second C-PACE project. The Arlington Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program is enabling Snouts & Stouts to make a series of sustainable energy upgrades. Read the full press release.


GHG Dashboard - Now Live!


Interested in seeing the breakdown of Arlington County’s community-wide greenhouse gas emissions? The GHG Dashboard allows users to interact with the data through visualizations and learn more about the sources of emissions in the County. View Dashboard.

Energy Tip

New year, new requirements to access the Federal EV tax credit. Here’s an article that summarizes the latest updates to the $7,500 EV tax credit.


Arlington County’s webpage hosts more information on incentives, credits and rebates.

For More Information

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