The Longest Day of the Year

There will be more than 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight in Virginia today. If you’re asking yourself “how can this be?” we’ve got the answer for you: it’s the summer solstice! What’s the summer solstice you ask? Technically speaking, it is when the North Pole is...
Employer and Employee Resources

Employer and Employee Resources

More than one-quarter of Virginia’s energy use comes from the commercial sector – that’s 607 trillion BTUs! Depending on your workplace, some energy saving practices may be easier than others to implement, but every energy efficiency improvement helps — and can help...
Getting Employees Involved

Getting Employees Involved

Simply educating your employees and building occupants and asking them to help save energy can be one of your most effective energy saving efforts. Here are some simple tips for reducing energy use that everyone can do:Heating and CoolingClose blinds in the winter at...
Commercial Energy Audits

Commercial Energy Audits

A business energy audit is a great way to identify areas to save energy and improve your company’s bottom line. You can conduct your own energy audit or you can hire a professional. An audit can be a complex process, depending on the size of your business and the type...
Industrial Energy Users

Industrial Energy Users

Industrial and manufacturing facilities are an important part of our economy. The type of work and equipment used, however, can often be the largest energy consumer. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, industrial energy use is responsible for almost 30% of all...
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!