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.
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.
Growing Our Workforce
Northern Virginia Community College- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate
Northern Virginia Community College – Welding
Community Housing Partners – Energy Efficiency and Other Training Programs
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult Education Programs
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.
Benefits of LED Lighting
Heat Pump Systems
Utility Sponsored Programs
In addition to the above, a number of our local utility providers offer energy efficiency programs.
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.