Energy & Water Management
The Energy and Water Management Team includes staff from the Department of Public Works in the Environmental Sustainability, Facilities Maintenance, and Facilities Development Divisions. This team supports the need for consistent tracking of our internal City utility usage, in-depth research and review of our facilities’ performance, and implementation of various programs and initiatives aimed at energy and water management. The team’s goals are to help our facilities become more efficient, minimize energy and water excess, and help City staff implement energy and water efficient strategies in the workplace. We are striving to keep Charlottesville a leader in high performance buildings by optimizing the use of energy and water in all of our facilities.
As the saying goes, “we can’t manage what we don’t measure.” To fully understand how City facilities are using energy and water, utility usage is actively tracked to measure performance and inform strategies for improvement.
Outreach and engagement associated with the Energy and Water Management Program for City of Charlottesville facilities.
The City’s actions to achieve higher performing buildings through enhanced building operations and equipment efficiency.
City of Charlottesville Fiscal Year 2021 Energy and Water Performance Report Is Available!
The Energy and Water Management Program have put out their second Annual Energy and Water Performance Report. This report provides an update of the Energy and Water Management Program and related actions that contributed to improving energy and water performance of municipal facilities throughout the 2021 fiscal year (FY21). The actions highlighted in the report show the City’s progress and multiple approaches toward meeting our climate and efficiency goals and implementing essential improvements and upgrades to the municipal facilities.
- City of Charlottesville Fiscal Year 2021 Energy and Water Performance Executive Summary (PDF)
- City of Charlottesville Fiscal Year 2021 Energy and Water Performance Report (PDF)
- Check out our interactive dashboard of data for the FY21 City of Charlottesville Performance Report
Charlottesville City Schools Annual Water and Energy Performance Report is Available!
The Energy and Water Management Program have published an update to the 2019 CCS Annual Water and Energy Performance Report (PDF). This report provides an overview of the Energy and Water Management Program and related actions that contributed to improving energy and water performance of school facilities in the 2020 calendar year.
The Energy and Water Management Team will be presenting to the CCS School Board about the report at the October 7th, 2021 meeting.
CCS EWMP Summer Activity Sheets Available!
Put Numbers to Your Actions and Calculate Your Savings at Home!
Climate Action Activity Kits for Walker Upper Elementary Students
On May 24th, 2022, 370 5th graders at Walker Upper Elementary School in Charlottesville received Climate Action Activity Kits created by the Community Climate Collaborative and the Virginia Discovery Museum in partnership with the City of Charlottesville's Energy and Water Management Program.
Read more on our Outreach and Engagement Page (LINK)
Charlottesville Initiates a Big Step Forward to Large Energy and Water Savings
We have started the first phase of an Energy Saving Performance Contract - Technical Energy Audits!
City of Charlottesville is a Better Business Challenge Winner!
The City of Charlottesville was honored in June 2021 as a 2020 -2021 Better Business Challenge winner!
Read about all the Better Business Challenge Winners on the Community Climate Collaborative's website (LINK).