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Program Description

  Energy and Sustainability

The Energy and Sustainability (ES) program is responsible for facilitating comprehensive energy and sustainability strategies across County operations. It leads the County's green government programs which crosscuts County Departments and DGS Divisions. ES specifically implements or facilitates programs to improve energy efficiency; expand clean energy use; promote sustainable sites; enable clean transportation; encourage environmentally preferable purchasing; and foster resource saving behaviors by County employees. These initiatives foster collaboration, leadership, innovation, and performance measurement to ensure the County delivers the highest quality services at the lowest environmental impact.

Program Contacts

Contact Angela Dizelos of the Department of General Services at 240.777.6028 or Bruce Meier of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2785 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Environmental Stewardship: Carbon footprint from facilities and fleet operations (in metric ton carbon dioxide equivalents) 137,755-31,177-31,17700
1  The County's renewable energy and carbon offset purchases are planned several years in advance based on estimated consumption. Growth in County consumption has been dramatically lower than forecast. DGS will begin reducing the purchase of offsets in 2020 to more closely match its actual emissions. Negative net carbon values indicate that the County's greenhouse gas emission reductions due to efficiency, renewable energy initiatives and greenhouse gas offsets exceed its annual emissions.

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved8122355.00
Reduce: Lapse Sustainability Initiative Intern-500000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.318440.00
FY19 Recommended7940795.00