On September 16, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a Comprehensive Energy Plan as guidance to operating divisions of county government. The CEP establishes definitive goals (annual) for reducing the county's use of non-renewable energy over a 15-year period in its office buildings, vehicle fleet and facilities by 50% or more.
The Management Services Division prepared the CEP. The Sustainability Office provided content review and has responsibility for elements of plan implementation. The Frederick County Sustainability Commission reviewed the CEP and provided a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners.
Frederick County government saves over $585,000 each year in on-going savings attributed to our fuel and energy conservation initiatives. We have saved more than $1.5 million from these efforts.