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Green Power Challenge, City of Falls Church, VA

The City of Falls Church has become the first EPA Green Power Community in Virginia!  Click here to view our distinguished list of contributors!


Follow the links below to find out more about the Green Power Challenge. 





The City Council has launched a year-long, City-wide challenge to become a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Community. (Download Resolution TR12-25.) City residents and businesses are encouraged to work collectively to purchase and/or generate renewable energy in amounts that meet or exceed 3% of the total community-wide electricity use. Watch for updates on our progress! (Follow this link for more information about Green Power in the City.)

This challenge has several advantages that benefit City government, residents and businesses:
  • Improved living and community environment

  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants

  • Enhanced community image

  • Increased citizen pride

Falls Church residents and local businesses are encouraged to help the City reach its goal by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and/or installing on-site renewable energy sources.  Organizations can also purchase RECs through a third party (i.e. 3Degrees) even if they do not consume electricity or pay an energy bill.


  • Matching 100% of home energy use with Green Power is equivalent to preventing the carbon emissions from driving a typical car for more than 19,000 miles!

  • It's easy on the wallet. The average daily cost to match 100% of electricity in a typical home is just $0.43/day with Dominion Virginia Green Power (may vary with other REC providers).

 
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Green Power Community Challenge Thank Yous

Council Resolution: Green Power

EPA Green Power Communities

EPA Green Power Partner Program

Find REC Providers

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

Community Challenge Press Release

Green Your Business

Green Power Presentation to the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce (March 2013)

REC Generaton/Purchase Questionnaire

Solar Panel Installation Checklist

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Task Force

Community Energy Plan Task Force

Environmental Services Council
  Progress Tracker


Updated: Oct. 2013