Take Advantage of Virginia’s Annual Tax Holiday

As part of its ongoing effort to inform citizens of the Commonwealth about the value of saving energy, Virginia Energy Sense is educating citizens about Virginia’s annual tax holiday and how they can use this holiday to purchase new energy efficient, ENERGY STAR...

Beat the Summer Heat

If you’ve been following the news (or spent a minute outdoors), then you know this week may be the hottest one of the year. We pulled together some of our favorite summertime energy-saving tips to help you beat the heat, keep your AC use down and save a little money:...

What is a kWH?

Each month you get your energy bill in the mail and probably wonder what the heck the three letters “kWh” mean. You may have also thought to yourself, “How do I get that number down so that my bill is lower each month?” “kWh” stands for kilowatt-hour, and...
Energy Education in the Classroom

Energy Education in the Classroom

Understanding how we use energy is an important lesson to teach even the youngest of energy users. Though students may not currently be paying for their energy use, it is important for us all to know where our electricity comes from. More importantly, learning about...
Tips for Dorms and College Housing

Tips for Dorms and College Housing

Even though you may not be responsible for your own energy costs as a college student, there are plenty of simple, low- and no-cost actions you can take to reduce your energy impact and help Virginia achieve its goal to reduce electric energy consumption by 10%. Here...
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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!