In the spring of 2015, Virginia Governor McAuliffe formed the Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency and charged it with developing strategies and recommendations to achieve the goal of a 10% reduction in retail electricity consumption in the Commonwealth by 2020.
Four VAEEC Directors (Cynthia Adams; Bill Greenleaf; David Koogler and Saifur Rahman) were appointed to the 12-person committee as were several members, including Appalachian Power and Honeywell.
The committee is pursuing six key goals, three of which the VAEEC was tapped to lead:
- Track progress toward meeting the state’s 10% energy efficiency goal
- Conduct outreach to local governments about the value in reducing energy consumption
- Develop a single-brand strategy for the marketing and outreach of energy efficiency programs
- Showcase champions of energy efficiency
- Support legislation allowing localities to require the reporting of commercial energy benchmarking data
- Develop special curriculum for schools to educate students about energy efficiency
- Read our blog post from earlier this year about how we achieved a single-brand strategy with consistent messaging.
- We held our inaugural Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards Ceremony in the fall of 2016 which you can read about here. We held our second annual awards ceremony on November 2, 2017.