Category: Success Stories

Case Study: City of Virginia Beach

Located where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the City of Virginia Beach is anything but a sleepy resort town. It is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and boasts an economy comprising tourism, national and international corporate headquarters, advanced manufacturing, military bases, and agribusiness. Besides the beach (the longest pleasure … Read More

Remarkable Member Updates from Spring 2018 Meeting

At each of our biannual meetings, VAEEC members are given a platform to share their recent remarkable updates or success stories. Below is a snapshot of what was shared at the Spring 2018 Meeting on May 10th. Cynthia Adams- Pearl Home Certification Energy efficiency improvements increase the value of residential housing. This message has been published … Read More

Mark Jackson-Patagonia Weatherization Tour

VAEEC Member and Board Member In February, VAEEC Board Member Mark Jackson embarked on the Patagonia Weatherization  Tour. As Vice President and COO for Weatherizers Without Borders, Mark was part of a group of US weatherizes that visited the cities Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes before finishing the tour in Santiago, Chile. The … Read More

Community Housing Partners: “The Root of the Problem” 

Business Gold Member As told at the Spring 2017 VAEEC Meeting Member Round Robin. Community Housing Partners Energy Solutions was called in to address the root causes of moisture issues in newly renovated energy efficient Earthcraft Virginia certified properties. CHP identified multiple contributing factors including mechanical design, lack of commissioning, knowledge by trades, and lack … Read More

Abigail Johnson: “Abacus Property Solutions” 

Individual Member As told at the Spring 2017 VAEEC Meeting Member Round Robin. With their client, Abacus Property Solutions won an Enterprise Grant to develop an energy strategy focused on their D.C. affordable housing portfolio. In Phase I of the grant, Abacus developed comprehensive recommendations on how to increase energy and water efficiency and identified … Read More

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative: “Online Member Portal”

Business Gold Member As told at the Spring 2017 VAEEC Meeting Member Round Robin. Rappahannock Electric Cooperative believes that providing tools to help its members easily manage their accounts and energy use is crucial to providing excellent service. Over the past year, REC worked to transition to a new customer information system and online account … Read More

LEAP: “Exceeding Expectations”

Business Silver Member As told at the Spring 2017 VAEEC Meeting Member Round Robin. As Local Energy Alliance Program, Inc. (LEAP) was preparing the content for their 2016 Annual Report, they considered presenting “zip codes served” as a measure of the geographic variety of individuals who had received some service from them. These services ranged from … Read More

Saifur Rahman: “BEM Controls, LLC”

Individual Member As told at the Spring 2017 VAEEC Meeting Member Round Robin. BEM Controls has developed an open architecture platform for monitoring and control of any IoT device using sensors from building automation to building surveillance to roof top solar to battery storage and others. BEM Controls has developed a low-cost and low-maintenance solution … Read More

Arlington County: “Lending Lightbulbs” 

Government Member As told at the Spring 2017 VAEEC Meeting Member Round Robin. Arlington County has expanded its Energy Lending Library with the County library system, whereby residents can check out a box of LED light bulbs to try different bulbs in different lamps at home. There is a phenomenal variety of light bulb choices … Read More