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Virginia Student Wins National Contest for Energy-Saving Invention

Congratulations to Justin Heaton, 6th grade student at Damascus Middle School in Washington County, for winning the Igniting Creative Energy (ICE) Challenge in the Middle School Division! Since 2002, Johnson Controls and the National Energy Foundation have sponsored the ICE contest which challenges students to submit their unique solutions to improve energy and water conservation and the environment. Inspired by

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Virginia Businesses Making A Difference, Helping Others “Value Your Power”

With busy schedules at home and work, making energy efficiency and sustainability a top priority can be challenging. Since many of us are most motivated to conserve energy by the financial savings, implementing measures in the workplace — where the upfront investment can be greater and most of the energy users are unaware of daily usage and cost — can

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Energy Saving Tips for the Garage

Let’s say you have completed your personal home energy saving checklist.  You’ve caulked and sealed cracks and gaps around your home, you use a programmable thermostat that regulates your home’s heating and cooling when you’re away, and your neighbors know that you’ve bulked up your insulation levels in the attic. You’ve done great! But alas, there may be more energy-and

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Energy-Saving Resolutions for 2014

It’s never too early to start thinking about your goals for the New Year. This season, after making your traditional pledges, consider adding a new one to your list: resolve to save energy and money by making your home more energy efficient. The Commonwealth of Virginia has taken the challenge to reduce energy consumption by 10%. You can help reach

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The Twelve Days of Energy Savings

Between holiday lighting displays, large festive meals and the arrival of cold weather, Americans use the largest amount of energy in December and January. Spreading holiday cheer doesn’t have to come with a hefty energy bill. There are many ways you can save energy this winter while still celebrating the holidays and keeping cozy. This is the perfect time of

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