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

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 meeting.

Energy & Water Management Program Updates

CCS EWMP Fall Activity Sheets Available!

Apply your energy and water saving actions you did at home to do at school!

Go to our Outreach & Engagement Page for More Information.


Charlottesville City School Energy and Water Management Program 2021 Fall Focus Action Plan

Energy and Water Fall 2021 Activity Sheet (PDF)

Student Summer Activity Sheets Available

Share and Inspire Others to Save!

Go to our Outreach & Engagement Page for more information.

 

Review of the Energy and Water Management Program's School Year Tips

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).

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.  

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