The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council is the voice for the energy efficiency industry in the Commonwealth. Our diverse group of over 100 members includes Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, local governments, state agencies, and more. The VAEEC’s goal is to ensure that energy efficiency is recognized as an integral part of Virginia’s economy and clean energy future.

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Press Release


Sep 19

Press Statement From VAEEC Regarding Gov. Northam’s Executive Order on Energy

Gov. Northam unveiled an executive order on energy that will bring key improvements to Virginia’s energy system. Gov. Northam’s Executive...
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Jul 19

Virginia Energy Efficiency Council Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Press Statement from VAEEC regarding 2019 Board of Directors For immediate release: July 1, 2019 Contact: Chelsea Harnish, Virginia Energy...
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May 19

Virginia Energy Efficiency Council Celebrates C-PACE Funding

Press Statement from VAEEC regarding Alexandria FY 2020 Budget For Immediate Release: May 3, 2019 Contact: Jessica Greene, Virginia Energy...
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May 19

Virginia Energy Efficiency Council Celebrates SCC Approval of Dominion Programs

Press Statement from VAEEC regarding SCC Approval of Dominion Programs For Immediate Release: May 2, 2019 Contact: Chelsea Harnish, Virginia...
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Apr 19

GIS Maps Help Northern Virginia Consider Energy Efficiency

The following release was customized and sent to media outlets across the Commonwealth.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2019...
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Event Photos

Photos from our most recent in-person event: 2021 Energy Efficiency Forum & Awards Ceremony

Photos from past events can be viewed on our Photo Gallery.

All photos may be used for publication with the express permission of VAEEC staff. 


Greater investments in energy efficiency programs mean more local economic development, more jobs and a better economy.

Energy efficiency is a $1.5B industry in Virginia that supports more than 75,000 jobs.

Energy efficiency jobs are diverse and can be found in every sector from construction to sales, to manufacturing and technology. Many of these jobs cannot be outsourced and employees live in the communities they serve.

Energy efficiency is one of the most practical, cost-effective tools to reduce our energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels, which in turn, helps reduce carbon emissions and spurs economic development.

With the commitment by the electric utilities, as part of the Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018, to spend over $1B on efficiency programs over the next decade, Virginia is setting the stage for a total transformation of the energy efficiency industry.

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