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Connecting the Dots to Save Energy

This post is the first post in our month-long series featuring schools across Virginia and their efforts to become more energy efficient. Reducing energy consumption is increasingly becoming an important part of many educational facilities’ plans for the future. From undertaking building efficiency upgrades to installing renewable energy projects, many schools have been busy making their facilities run more efficiently

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Announcing the Value Your Power University Contest

Although studying and getting a great education is hopefully the most important thing for Virginia’s college students, Virginia Energy Sense also knows competition between schools and a good ol’ fashion school rivalry is a close second. In honor of October Energy Awareness Month, Virginia Energy Sense is hosting a “Value Your Power” contest for students and staff of all Virginia

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Alexandria Company Helps Nearby Community Save Energy

Not only do Virginians take their power seriously but they are also showing nearby residents how they can value their power. Alexandria-based Continuum Energy Solutions is working with a Silver Spring, Maryland townhome community to weatherize seven homes. From upgrading insulation to filling cracks in walls and ceilings, the community is eager to save energy as the weather turns cooler. 

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Blacksburg to Hold Sustainability Week, Help Residents Save Money and Energy

Virginia residents are taking energy savings to heart. Blacksburg and Virgina Tech are holding Sustainability Week this week (September 18-24) to highlight conservation and renewable energy “programs and practices throughout our community and on the VT campus.” Residents will have a variety of opportunities to learn about sustainability and gain tips and practices through workshops, lectures and other activities throughout

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Cool Consumer Incentives

As summer comes to a close, there’s still time to reap the benefits of cool tax credits for making your home an energy efficient haven. Both state and federal energy efficiency programs encourage homeowners to take advantage of purchase and improvement incentives that will save consumers money down the road and deliver significant energy savings. A number of Virginia Departments

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