VES For Kids!

VES For Kids!

Jack knows that we need to take care of our planet and save energy. Check out his tips below:Flip the Switch: Lighting a room you aren’t in wastes energy and money. Turn the lights off when you leave rooms.Unplug It: Unplug electronics and appliances when they aren’t...
Smart Appliance Use

Smart Appliance Use

Use these tips to get the most out of your appliances by making them run efficiently and reducing energy waste:Refrigerators and FreezersMake sure the door seals are tight. If you can slip a piece of paper between the door frame and the gasket, you’ve got a leak.Set...
Energy Tests and Audits

Energy Tests and Audits

Free Home Energy TestEPA’s Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home’s annual energy use compared to similar homes. By answering a few basic questions, you can get:Your home’s Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 1 to...
Summer Vacation Tips

Summer Vacation Tips

With summer underway, breaks from school and work can mean a busy traveling season or extra time to relax at home. Homeowners often take steps to prepare for their trips, from arranging for pet care and mail pick-up to extra locks and timers to secure their homes....
Tips for Renters

Tips for Renters

Virginians living in rental properties can face unique challenges when it comes to energy consumption. Many factors that affect residential energy use, such as the home’s structure, appliances and levels of insulation, may be controlled by the home owner or property...
Lesson Plans
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FREE FOR TEACHERS

Get your students energized about responsible energy use! In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, we’ve created fun, multi-day, Lesson plans to help you teach your students how to understand and conserve energy! They’re classroom-ready and free to use!