Data Centers

The significant growth of data centers has brought opportunities and challenges to Loudoun. The opportunities include business development, workforce, and tax revenue benefits. The challenges are the substantial community and environmental impacts.

As your Supervisor, I support working with the industry to improve data center standards and protect the quality of life for our residents such as:

  • Onsite renewable energy generation
  • Reduced encroachment from noise, lighting, and power infrastructure (transmission lines and substations)
  • Innovative cooling technologies
  • Green space preservation
  • Increased screening and setback requirements near residential areas
  • Reporting requirements on energy and water consumption

I will also advocate for a diversification of our commercial tax base to limit our single industry dependence on data center revenues.

Data Centers