Energy Efficiency

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Renewable Energy – Solar

Solarize NoVA is a free program offered by the Local Energy Alliance Program in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and its partner local governments. There is no cost to consider putting solar on your home. Through a competitive review process, LEAP evaluates proposals from local installers and selects a high-quality installer that has committed to providing discounted prices to all program participants. With low upfront costs, a streamlined process, and energy savings, Solarize Virginia is a win-win for you and the environment.

Energy Efficiency Program Data Opens in new windowHome Energy Efficiency Programs

Community Housing Partners weatherization helps qualified families reduce energy costs by improving the energy efficiency and health of their homes using the federal Weatherization Assistance Program and other funding sources. In addition, CHP Energy Solutions partners with electric and gas utility companies to provide energy efficiency and energy conservation measures for their age- and income-qualifying residential customers.

https://www.communityhousingpartners.org/energy-solutions/



Growing Our Workforce

Northern Virginia Community College- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate

https://admissions.nvcc.edu/programs/air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-certificate

Northern Virginia Community College – Welding

https://admissions.nvcc.edu/programs/welding-basic-techniques-csc

Community Housing Partners – Energy Efficiency and Other Training Programs

https://www.communityhousingpartners.org/energy-solutions/research-training-center/chp-courses/

Fairfax County Public Schools Adult Education Programs

https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/CategorySubjectListing.aspx?ProgramID=194&ProgramName=Certificate+Classes&IsCourse=1

Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The regional GHG emission reduction goals include 10% below business as usual projections by 2012 (under 2005 levels), 20% below 2005 levels by 2020, 50% by 2030, and 80% by 2050. COG’s GHG inventories show that the region’s progress to date towards the GHG emission reduction goals has been mixed. 

Northern Virginia as a whole did not meet its 2020 emissions goal. A number of jurisdictions did meet their 2020 emissions goal. 

The complete Greenhouse Gas inventory for each jurisdiction in the greater Washington Metropolitan Area and Northern Virginia can be found on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments web site. The next inventory will be for calendar year 2023. Draft inventories will be ready in mid-2025 and final versions by the end of 2025.


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Benefits of LED Lighting

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/led-lighting

Heat Pump Systems

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/heat-pump-systems

Weatherization

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize

Water Heating

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/water-heating

Home Cooling

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/home-cooling-systems

Home Heating

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/home-heating-systems

Insulation

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/insulation-materials

Duct Sealing

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/minimizing-energy-losses-ducts

Utility Sponsored Programs

In addition to the above, a number of our local utility providers offer energy efficiency programs. 

Dominion Energy

NOVEC 

Washington Gas

Columbia Gas

Energy Star

Smarter House

Weatherization Assistance Programs

Community Housing Partners Energy Solutions is the official provider of Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAP) in Northern Virginia. You can download their multi-lingual flyer here.

Federal Tax Incentives/Credits

United States Department of Energy

Clean Energy Tax Credits

Homeowners Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar