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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 facilities and fleets are carbon neutral. Negative net carbon values indicate that the County currently offsets equal or more climate change inducing greenhouse gases than the County emits from the use of electricity or fuels by purchasing clean energy credits. As the County continues to implement facility energy-efficiency, renewable energy and fleet fuel reduction initiatives, the County will reduce its purchases of offsets.

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved8122355.00
Decrease Cost: 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 Approved7940795.00