Environmental Data

Picture of Trees and a River

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission publishes and maintains a number of story maps, dashboards and maps containing environmental data from the region.

Climate Resilience Dashboard 

The dashboard offers information on existing and future climate-related stressors impacting Northern Virginia to enable users to improve their resilience, compare and analyze existing data as well as modeled future projections of three climate indicators affecting Northern Virginia: heat, precipitation, and sea level rise.

Green Roof Mapping Tool

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission has launched a green roof mapping tool that depicts the green roof potential for buildings within the region’s urban core (Arlington County, Fairfax County, Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church).

LEED Green Buildings Dashboard

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program used worldwide.  Detailed regional information on Northern Virginia LEED buildings, including the location, number of buildings, square footage, certification level, and trends can be found on this LEED dashboard.

Public Solid Waste Services

The dashboard and report provide general information and trends drawn from responses and data provided by member jurisdictions, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) facility and locality reporting, as well as demographic, employment, and household data for the region.

Northern Virginia Solar Map

As part of the Solarize NoVA Program, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission created the first regional map in the Commonwealth of Virginia that gives you a birds-eye view of your home/building and provides a calculation as to its solar potential including estimating savings on your electric bill and environmental benefit.

Solarize NoVA Installations Dashboard

The Solarize NoVA program has resulted in 913 contracts for 8.5 MW of new solar, along with nearly $25 million in private sector investment.

Stream Corridor Restoration Projects Virtual Tour

The Stream Corridor Restoration Virtual Tour leads you through before and after photos of local projects and informational videos. Scroll down to move through the tour and the map will update to show the approximate location of each project. If there are specific areas you would like to explore, click on the map pins to jump to those projects.

Urban Heat Islands 

This map quantifies the regional impact of the urban heat island effect in Northern Virginia.