HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico County earned a 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award silver medal for its energy management program, "which promotes efficiency and sustainability in county operations for the environmental and economic well-being of residents and employees."
The statewide program recognizes government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations for work that advances sustainability, environmental projects, land conservation and implementation of the Virginia Outdoors Plan.
"Henrico is committed to being a local government leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship," said John H. Neal Jr., director of Henrico's Department of General Services. "The county formalized this commitment 16 years ago with the hiring of its first energy manager and hasn't looked back. Our energy management program has grown and matured, and now filters through everything we do, touching all county government and school facilities and operations."
County officials say Henrico has reduced its energy consumption and costs, despite the increase and square footage of the buildings.
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