- July 8, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Rocklands BBQ and adjacent buildings (courtesy of Arlington County Department of Environmental Services)
Arlington County just became the first jurisdiction in the Commonwealth to use a private sector financing program to help local businesses go green.
The county and the state’s first business to get a clean energy boost is Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company, which recently had loans approved through a new county program to pay for upgrades to its roof at 3471 Washington Blvd in Virginia Square, as well as the installation of solar panel systems on two nearby properties. The work will likely be complete in October.
The systems “will lower our utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which is aligned with our overall sustainability goals of reducing our carbon footprint on the environment,” said Rocklands owner John Snedden, adding that the financing kept them from using operating funds. “That’s the right thing for our…