Energy & Water Management

City of Charlottesville's Energy and Water Program Management Logo

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.

City of Charlottesville Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Performance Report Is Available!

The Energy and Water Management Program have put out their first Annual Energy and Water Performance Report. This report provides an overview of the Energy and Water Management Program and related actions that contributed to improving energy and water performance of municipal facilities throughout the 2020 fiscal year (FY20). 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.

FY2020 Municipal Utility Cost Breakdown Pie ChartMunicipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Graph

Energy & Water Management Program Updates

Student Spring Activity Sheets Available!

Make Your Action Be the New Normal!

Go to our Outreach & Engagement Page for more info.


Savings Reminders for CCS 2021 Spring Focus Make a Schedule for CCS 2021 Spring Focus Make it Easy for CCS 2021 Spring Focus

Climate Action Activity Kits for Walker Upper Elementary Students!


400 Climate Action Activity Kits were delivered on Earth Day to the 5th graders at Walker Upper Elementary. 

Read about what was included in the kits and the organizations that worked together to make this happen in the Outreach & Engagement Section.  

Student Winter Activity Sheets Available

Pick an Action, Do an Action!
Go to our Outreach & Engagement page for more info. 


Charlottesville City School Energy and Water Management Program Winter Outreach Step 1 (PNG)Charlottesville City School Energy and Water Management Program Winter Outreach Step 2 (PNG)Charlottesville City School Energy and Water Management Program Winter Outreach Step 3 (PNG)

Student Fall Activity
Sheets Available!

Go to our Outreach & Engagement page for more info.

Only Use What You Need: Turn off the lights & faucet when you are done!

The City & CCS join
the Better Business Challenge!

Go to our Outreach & Engagement Page for more info.

Energy and Water Management Team with Better Business Challenge sign showing Participation City of C

If you have questions about the City’s Energy and Water Management Program, please use our Contact Us Form.