Office of Sustainability & Resilience
Orange County is leading by example to make the region a more sustainable and resilient place to live.
- Orange County certified LEED Gold Community
- Orange County earned the internationally-accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities and Communities Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The County achieved this certification by excelling in areas such as natural resources and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The Utilities Water Division was specifically recognized for balancing water supply demand and using automation technology for tracking and auditing of performance. Orange County is one of only a few counties in the U.S. to be certified and the first in east Central Florida.
- Alleviating Energy Burdens for Seniors
- In partnership with the Community and Family Services Department, Orange County's Seniors Climate Efficiency Program reduces energy burdens among the County's most vulnerable population. Serving more than 50 homes, in 2022, the average residential home with energy upgrades saved $450 annually on utility bills.
- New Purpose for Campaign Signs
- In partnership with the City of Orlando, City of Winter Park, Seminole County, and the League of Women Voters, Orange County hosted a single-use campaign sign collection program following the 2022 election, collecting 11,140 pounds of signs, more than double the amount collected in 2020. This waste was diverted from the landfill and will be used to manufacture enviro-fuel cubes used by the cement and electrical power industries to replace coal.
- 2022 NACo Achievement Award: The Power of Partnerships in Energy
- This award highlights Orange County’s innovative approach to tackling climate crisis and partnerships that make this work achievable - reducing the County’s greenhouse gas emissions and saving residents money.
For more information, please visit: ocfl.net/Sustainability.