Based on its latest greenhouse gas inventory (Calendar year 2019), the company has reduced emissions from its fleet and facilities 72 percent since 2008; in keeping with its commitment to have carbon neutral fleet and facilities by 2025.
The company has also reduced the emissions intensity of the natural gas it delivers by 19%, halfway to its 2025 target.
These targets, announced in 2015, put the company on a pathway that is in line with the Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Progress by 2019 is in line with a ‘well below 2 degrees C’ scenario as defined by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
Five buildings WGL currently owns and/or leases have earned LEED Gold certifications; The Springfield Service Center (2012), Rockville, Maryland Fleet Facility (2017), WGL Energy’s Tysons Office (2017), The District Wharf (2019). The Dranesville, VA facility (2020).
Washington Gas’ vehicle fleet boasts more than 260 clean compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles; reducing emissions and air pollution throughout our service territory. The company has been recognized several times for its fleet leadership including in 2019.