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Posted on: February 13, 2024

NVRC Hosts Webinar on SolarAPP+ and SolSmart Platinum

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Experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and representatives from Culpeper County, Virginia presented on the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) platform.

SolarAPP+ is a web-based software that automates and expedites permitting...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

We're Hiring - Director of Human Services

We are Hiring Director of Human Services

Job Title: Director of Human Services Date Posted: February 12, 2024Closing Date/Time:  February 26, 2024Job Type: Full-time, Regular Position – 2080 hours per year  

Salary: Starting at $101,001 for those meeti...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Trail Volunteers Needed

Trails Volunteers Needed

NVRC is seeking volunteers to collect important data on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (PHNST).

Volunteers will learn how to use a mobile phone application to identify existing trail amenities, wayfinding, interpretive signage, and other charac...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

2024 Marks the 10th Anniversary of the Solarize NoVA Campaign

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2024 marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Commission’s solar campaign with its local government partners, the Local Energy Alliance Program and local solar installers. The 2024 Solarize NoVA campaign will launch in the early Spring.

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

2023: A Year of Progress

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The Northern Virginia Regional Commission is pleased to issue its 2023 Year in Review Report.

The Commissioners and staff are proud of our mutual efforts working with our local government partners, state and federal stakeholders and others for the betterme...

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Posted on: December 26, 2023

Homeless/Cold Weather Shelters in the Region

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During the winter months when low temperatures pose a greater risk for homeless people living outdoors, additional sheltering resources are available.

As such, NVRC has updated the lists of the various homeless, drop-in and cold weather shelters that serve...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

NVRC Creates Regional Bike/Pedestrian Trails Data Warehouse

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The 2023 Recreational Trails Summit’s Mapping and Data Needs session included a demonstration of NVRC's new GIS data warehouse mapping application. 

Identified as a regional priority at the 2022 trails summit and developed in 202...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Be Winter Salt Smart

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Road salt plays a key role in keeping Northern Virginia residents safe in the wintertime by melting snow and ice off of roads, sidewalks, and other surfaces that they walk and drive on. However, only one tablespoon of salt can permanently pollute 5 gallon...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

NVRC Releases First-of-Kind Report Analyzing Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in NoVA

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The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), with support from the “Go Virginia Region 7 Council” and Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Arlington County Economic Development, City of Alexandria Economic Development Pa...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Energy Efficiency Programs and Tax Credits

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Virginia is making great strides in its commitment to renewable energy at the utility scale and distributed rooftop generation level. Still solar may not be a fit for everyone. With that said there are a number of federal, state and local energy efficienc...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

NoVA Solar Map

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The NoVA solar map was created by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission to demonstrate to homeowners and business owners how much solar energy can be generated by the rooftop of their home and/or business. The map is the first of its kind in Northern ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Plant NoVA Natives

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Plant NoVA Natives is a joint marketing campaign of a grand coalition of non-profit, governmental and private groups, all working to reverse the decline of native plants and wildlife in Northern Virginia. Our strategy is to encourage residents as well as ...

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