Author: VAEEC2015

VAEEC Honors Leaders and Innovators including Governor McAuliffe with Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards

#VaEEleaders First Place Winners Include: Prince William County Public Schools Schneider Electric Chesterfield County Community Housing Partners Northern Virginia Regional Commission/Local Energy Alliance Program Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Richmond, Virginia (November 2, 2017) – The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) honored the winners of its 2nd annual Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards at … Read More

Must Watch: New Series of Short Videos from VAEEC

One of the challenges we face in the energy efficiency industry is that it’s largely invisible. As we like to say, lying in your bed you don’t necessarily know the insulation level in your attic. Walking around your neighborhood you might miss the houses built above code. Eating at your favorite restaurant you wouldn’t know … Read More

VAEEC + Members Host Legislator Tours for #EEDay2017

National Energy Efficiency Day (October 5th, 2017), is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the local, state and federal policies that support energy efficiency and the people — through jobs, economic growth and energy/cost savings — supported by energy efficiency. To honor this important day, VAEEC partnered with two of our members, Virdiant and … Read More

What is an Energy Efficiency Job?

When we released out latest Virginia Energy Efficiency Industry Census report this spring, we found that revenue generated from the energy efficiency sector has grown from nearly $300 million in 2013 to $1.5 billion in 2016. And we noted U.S. Department of Energy stats that the industry is responsible for 75,000 jobs across the state. … Read More

VAEEC Member Viridiant Conducting Energy Code Field Study

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been conducting field studies in select states around the country to determine the level of compliance with energy codes in the field. Recently, Viridiant, a VAEEC member, was awarded funding by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) to conduct the study in Virginia. This project will look at how … Read More

Efficiency advocates testify on the importance of greater efficiency standards in VA’s building code

This post originally appeared on the Virginia Multifamily Energy Efficiency Coalition website (May 16, 2017) and is reposted here with permission.  The Board of the Department of Housing and Community Development held a public hearing on Monday, May 15th to hear public comments on the proposed changes to the statewide building code. A large group gathered … Read More

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