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Thurston County, WA

Energy Performance

Goal

20%

Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2020

Commitment

680

Thousand Square Feet


Background

The Capital County of Washington State, established in 1852, Thurston County, Washington is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Home to more than 245,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

Through the Resource Conservation Manager Program with local utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Thurston County has committed to a 13% reduction in utilities over the next 3 years. In addition, Thurston County intends to meet the Better Buildings Challenge by reducing energy intensity 20% by 2020. Thurston County seeks to fulfill the Challenge by partnering with the local utility, Puget Sound Energy (PSE), and building on our previous success with the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). Thurston County will continue to reduce energy intensity by making O&M and staff behavioral adjustments and identifying cost-saving retrofit projects.