• Energy-Saving



    EPA’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 10),
    • Insights into how much of your home’s energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting and hot water;
    • Links to guidance from Energy Star on how to increase your home’s score, improve comfort and lower utility bills; and
    • An estimate of your home’s annual carbon emissions.

    Click here to get started right now!


    Virginia Energy Sense’s mission is to help all Virginians understand their energy use and how to save energy easily and cost effectively. For many residents, the best way to achieve energy savings is by making small adjustments around the house.  There are many fun projects you can take on to improve the comfort of your home and reduce your utility bills. Read these materials to get started today!

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