Local, Regional, State and Federal Resources

Local Government Sponsored Environment and Energy Efficiency Programs

Our local government partners across the region offer a wide variety of energy efficiency and environmental programs to assist you in reducing your energy use at home or at work.

Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy: https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs/Sustainability-and-Environment/Energy

City of Alexandria Energy Efficiency and Electrification: https://www.alexandriava.gov/energy/energy-efficiency-electrification

Fairfax County Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/environment-energy-coordination/

Loudoun County Energy Management: https://www.loudoun.gov/5306/Energy-Management

Prince William County Energy Savings and Conservation: https://www.pwcva.gov/department/public-works/energy-savings-conservation

City of Falls Church Environmental Programs: https://www.fallschurchva.gov/490/Environmental-Programs

Town of Vienna: https://www.viennava.gov/residents/sustainability

Town of Leesburg: https://www.leesburgva.gov/government/boards-and-commissions/environmental-advisory-commission/how-you-can-help-the-environment

Region Wide Programs

Connect with utility sponsored programs (gas and electric) via trusted not-for-profit partners. Many of these programs are at no cost based upon income levels and/or age.

Community Housing Partners Energy Solutions: https://www.communityhousingpartners.org/energy-solutions/

Local Energy Alliance Program: https://energysmarthomesva.org/

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.

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.

https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/home

Federal Tax Incentives/Credits

Federal Tax Credits for Homeowners

United States Department of Energy

Clean Energy Tax Credits

Homeowners Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar

Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Energy Sense is the Commonwealth’s energy education program under the guidance of the State Corporation Commission that provides tools to educate and empower Virginians to get involved and lower the amount of electricity they use.

https://www.virginiaenergysense.org/

NVRC Energy Web Site

We are pleased to present a one-stop shop web site with numerous links to local, regional and state programs. Visit our Energy Web Site for more information.

  1. Simple Things You Can Do Today
  2. Actions for Tomorrow
  3. Long Term Investments
  • Use alternate transportation; take the bus or metro, ride your bike and walk.
  • Turn off your lights when they’re not needed.
  • Unplug your electronics when they’re not in use or use a power strip and turn it off.
  • Set your thermostat to 68°F in the winter (lower while you’re asleep or away from home) and 78°F in the summer (higher when you’re away).
  • Open windows, adjust blinds and use fans to naturally control daylight and temperature indoors.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water and line dry.
  • Do your laundry and dishes less often by washing only full loads.