Business Owners Provide Energy Efficiency Advice to Albemarle County
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle County is getting feedback from business owners on how to be more energy efficient.
On Monday, June 10, as part of the county's Climate Mondays Workshop Series, businesses discussed strategies and incentives to help reduce Albemarle's carbon footprint.
“I think we're now finally in a good position both politically and interest-wise, we've already heard from some businesses and business owners who are interested in pursuing things to help their buildings be more efficient," Narissa Turner, the event coordinator, said.
Right now, commercial and industrial energy use account for 13% of the county's greenhouse gas emissions.
“Now that we’re seeing a real need to act to combat global warming, I'm looking at these possible areas where I can contribute in some fashion,” Rich Keffert, a business owner in the area, said.
The workshops will be held every Monday at the County Office Building through July 29.
Members of the county's climate action team hope to present their recommendations to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors sometime this summer.