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  • Save Energy. Save Money.

    Are you up to

    the challenge?

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  • Take the 10% Challenge:

    Take the Pledge Today to Reduce Your Use!

    Pledge Today

  • Become an Energy-Saving Superhero:

    Join the Power Squad

    Learn More

  • Take a Tour of Virginia's

    Energy Efficient Homes

    Take a Tour

  • Does Your Home Pass the Energy Test?

    Find Out Now.

    Take the Test

Energy Sense For Kids

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You're never too young to save! Teach the energy ABCs to kids of all ages.

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ENERGY STAR® Tip of the Day

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Have an update or a new incentive to add? Email us at energysense@scc.virginia.gov

Monthly Energy-Saving Tip

We’re quickly approaching the new school year! Whether you’re a college student heading to the dorms or a teacher gearing up for a new round of students, there are a number of ways that we can focus on reducing our energy consumption this school year.

Tips for college students:

  • When purchasing a new mini-fridge, computer, television, lamp and other electronics, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
  • Use power strips instead of plugging gadgets directly into the wall. You can turn everything off with the flick of a switch.
  • Turn off lights when you’re not in your room. Go the extra step and switch from incandescent to more energy efficient bulbs like CFLs and LEDs, even for your desk and floor lamps.

Tips for the classroom:

  • Get students in the habit of turning off computer screens when not in use.
  • Always be sure the lights to the classroom are turned off when nobody is in the room.
  • Take advantage of our educational materials to teach students about reducing their energy usage at home.

Learn more today: visit our School Tips section

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Place reminders that say "turn off" near light switches. Turning off lights more frequently will save you money on your electricity bill.

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According to the DOE, a programmable thermostat could save you as much as 10% on cooling costs. http://t.co/QQWECMZ51O

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