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 and will be sent out to lobby on a Federal level
Michael Hubber- Dominion Energy
- Dominion Energy’s weatherization program has had huge success with over 21,000 multi-family homes being serviced.
- Dominion Energy also started a Small Business weatherization program where energy costs savings are up to $1,100 per month.
Philip Agee- Viridiant
- Viridiant has begun to work with tech support to assist with Energy Efficiency. They have worked with Virginia Tech on a study focused on Energy Efficiency savings. The study showed a 30% savings on utility bills.
Cindy Zork- US Green Building Council
- US Green Building Council held their Leadership Awards on May 3, 2018.
- Read more about USGBC’s award ceremony here.
Benjamin Knopp- Think Little
- Think Little hosted a webinar on how to set up heat pump systems that will deliver high-efficiency heating and cooling. Taking these steps can save the consumer up to 40% on their energy costs.
Abby Kemp- project:Homes
- project:Homes is working closely with Dominion Energy to help them stretch their money for their weatherization program
- Last fall, project:Homes teamed up with the VAEEC to host Delegate Ware at a single-family home they were actively weatherizing. Read about the experience here.
Andy Farmer- State Corporation Commission
- Energy conservation curriculum for Virginia 3rd-graders has been developed with input from several organizations working inside schools.
- This curriculum goes along with the Virginia SOLs and can be found here.
Scott Dicke- Sustainable Real Estate Solutions
- SRS is working with VAEEC and the Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance to provide education and outreach to Virginia localities.
- Arlington County is the first county in the Commonwealth to fully launch a C-PACE program.