Building Code Regulations (Finally!) Released

As mentioned at our spring meeting, the final Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) was published in the Virginia Register on April 30th. There is currently a 30-day public comment period open for any citizen who has concerns regarding these regulations.  If you have been following this process, then you will recall that VAEEC, in concert … Read More

VAEEC 2018 Spring Meeting Recap

On May 10th, we held our Spring Meeting at the University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center. A huge thank you to our sponsors for making our event possible, and a thank you to all those who attended and made it a success!  Registration and networking kicked off our meeting at 10:00a.m. As attendees filed in, we … Read More

Biomimicry and Energy Efficiency

Happy (Almost) Earth Day Everyone! Since 1970, April 22 has become a globally recognized day of action and education. Earth Day events are coordinated in over 192 countries and bring people together to celebrate the amazing world around us and recognize the worth in protecting it. Our planet is remarkable and there’s much we can … Read More

Latest Updates on C-PACE in Virginia

The VAEEC has been focused on advancing Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE, financing across the Commonwealth for the past few years. Since Virginia’s C-PACE law requires interested localities to develop and implement their own C-PACE program, start up can be on the slow side. However, we’ve seen a lot more traction lately thanks … Read More

Carbon Trading Rule Comments

The public hearings for the Carbon Trading Rule and Clean Energy Virginia Initiative have wrapped up, but there is still time to submit public comments before the April 9th deadline. VAEEC encourages members to submit comments supporting the energy efficiency carve out and are happy to help you draft comments. VAEEC Comments Click here to view … Read More

State Corporate Commission Updates + Impacts of New Utility Bill

Passage of the Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018 underscores the widespread, bipartisan agreement that energy efficiency is a smart investment for the Commonwealth. The VAEEC endorsed this legislation because of the tremendous potential opportunities for energy-saving programs that will be provided to Virginians over the next decade, including a combined commitment by the electric … Read More

Celebrating Women Leaders in Energy Efficiency

As an all-female staff, every month is women’s month for the VAEEC. However, as March comes to a close we want to honor Women’s Month and highlight some of our formidable female leaders on our board. The VAEEC board consists of 14 people including three women: Cynthia Adams, Lesley Fore and Carla Dix. Each of … Read More

Carbon Rule Public Hearings

Carbon Rule/ Clean Energy Virginia Initiative The open comment period and public hearings for the carbon rule and Clean Energy Virginia Initiative are still underway. VAEEC encourages members to submit comments supporting the energy efficiency carve out and are happy to help you draft comments. We also encourage members to attend the hearings listed below: … Read More

New Study on Using C-PACE in the Affordable Multifamily Sector

Developed on behalf of the Energy Efficiency For All Project, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation just released a report, Commercial PACE for Affordable Multifamily Housing, looking into the handful of affordable multifamily transactions that have used Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy financing, or C-PACE. In the past seven years, C-PACE financing has grown exponentially across … Read More

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