We’ve Got Momentum…Help Us Keep It Up in 2017

Keep Clean Energy Momentum Strong in Virginia with VAEEC by Keeping Us in Mind for Sponsorships

February 2017 update: The Spring Meeting will be held May 19th in Richmond. We are seeking 2 “Partners of VAEEC” top level sponsors at $500 and 3 “Friends of VAEEC” $250 sponsorships. Several webinar sponsorships are available throughout the year; thank you to David Gardiner and Associates for sponsoring our February 28th webinar on industrial energy efficiency. 

We might enter 2017 with a bit of uncertainty regarding clean energy and energy efficiency policies at the federal level, but we are poised to build on our strong momentum here in Virginia.

Indeed, the spotlight is shifting to state- and local-level energy policies and opportunities. And that’s where VAEEC can shine, with your help.

We have several opportunities for members and other partners to support the VAEEC network in 2017 through sponsorships. We’ll once again host two meetings — one in the spring (May) and one in the fall (November) — plus the Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards. These events need sponsors for the venue, breakout sessions, snacks, receptions and more. Stay tuned for information about sponsorship levels for those popular events.

We will also open our newly-launched webinar series to sponsors. Last year, we showcased work being done in Virginia on PACE financing and building code updates, which were both extremely popular. We will continue with a slate of 6 webinars planned for 2017. Topics will be announced soon, but any entity can sponsor a webinar for $50.

Please consider those sponsorship opportunities — as well as your membership commitment — during budgeting time. We also welcome financial donations beyond membership dues.

Together we can continue the strong momentum we’re riding into 2017.

The energy efficiency industry has been growing at a rapid clip, and our impact on Virginia’s economy is growing — as is an awareness and appreciation of that fact. Preliminary results from our 2016 Clean Energy Census (to be released in early 2017) indicate that building energy efficiency alone accounts for $1.1B in annual revenue.

In addition to those data points, we have qualitative evidence of energy efficiency’s tremendous potential to drive economic growth, create jobs, shrink utility bills, conserve natural resources and reduce pollution. The 18 winners (not to mention the other 30 applicants) of the inaugural Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards offer story after compelling story of energy and money savings for taxpayers, homeowners and businesses.

VAEEC is the voice for the energy efficiency industry in the Commonwealth. And, now more than ever, we need to amplify that voice.

Thank you in advance for keeping us in mind when you decide how to allocate your funds so that we can continue to move the needle — regardless of head winds — on energy efficiency in Virginia in 2017 and beyond.

Contact chelsea@vaeec.org to inquire about any of these sponsorship opportunities.