SolSmart Designees

Fairfax County

SolSmart Gold
Population: 1,147,532
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2019
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Fairfax County is ramping up for a major expansion of solar energy on county buildings, including over 120 government facilities, park facilities, and schools. This is expected to reduce electricity costs by over $60 million and reduce over 1.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next 25 years. Through its work with SolSmart, the county was able to review best practices for solar energy adoption and create new tools for community engagement, such as a solar landing page and a residential permitting checklist.

We continue to align government operations through our countywide strategic planning process, and this recognition affirms that we are moving in the right direction, prioritizing the environment, green economic opportunities and a level playing field for residents as we strive for an efficient government. Support from our Board of Supervisors has allowed us to achieve these great successes.
- Bryan Hill, Fairfax County Executive