Harford County Executive and MACo President David Craig has challenged Harford County Government employees to reduce their energy consumption by 5 perecent . The “County Executive Challenge” is part of Executive Craig’s Environmental Stewardship and Energy Initiatives. According to the County’s website,
The County Executive Challenge is to reduce our energy consumption in Harford County Government buildings by 5% from our 2009 consumption patterns beginning September 1, 2010. A 5% reduction would result in a savings of about 1.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity and approximately $155,000. A savings of 1.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity is the equivalent of saving the CO2 emissions from the average electricity usage by 139 single-family homes in one year or removing 220 passenger vehicles from the road according to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator (2010).
In September, our Facility Energy Coordinators will add to the Challenge with the implementation of an Energy Savings Program at Harford County Government buildings. In addition, several activities funded through the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) will also help increase the energy efficiency within government buildings.