I had the opportunity to talk to Andrea McGimsey, Supervisor for Potomac District in Loudoun County about the county energy strategy to reduce its energy consumption to remain competitive economically, over the weekend at a Sierra Club workshop.
County is laying the groundwork for its economic future with the overall economic development goals "to always have reliable and affordable energy, be energy efficient, and have reduced greenhouse gases."
- By 2040, the local employment is expected to grow to 305,000 jobs from 140,000 jobs in 2007.
- Population is expected to grow to 458,000 from 270,000 over time that will require adding 75,000 new homes to the current 100,000 and adding 73 million s.f. on non-residential buildings to the existing 69 million s.f.
- Most development will be to the east in the county, and will be clustered around metro stations (yes, they will have metro stations) schedule to open in 2016.