Posted on: December 7, 2017

Free Rain Garden Workshop

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Rain gardens, also known as bioretention areas, are attractive landscape features that allow rain water and snow melt to infiltrate into the ground.  A layer of mulch and plants intercept water running off streets, driveways, and rooftops, slowin...

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NOVA News/Highlights
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Solarize NoVA Reaches 1.5 MW of New Solar

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The Solarize NoVA program, led by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), reached a significant milestone with a contract total of 1.5 megawatt of new solar with a construction value of over $4.7 mill...

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NOVA News/Highlights
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Homeless Winter Weather Shelter/Drop In Center Locations Updated

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Find the completely updated lists of Northern Virginia winter shelters (also known as cold weather or hypothermia shelters), homeless drop-in centers, and year-round homeless shelters now on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission website.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Commission Adopts Resolution Opposing Elimination of State and Local Tax Deduction

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(Fairfax, VA – December 1, 2017) The Northern Virginia Regional Commission at its meeting of November 30 adopted a resolution opposing the elimination of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction as presently being considered by Congress.

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NOVA News/Highlights
Posted on: November 27, 2017

NVRC/LEAP Win Statewide Award

VAEEC Award

The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) honored the winners of its 2nd annual Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards at a reception in Richmond November 2 attended by more than 125 people as part of the VAEEC Fall Meeting. Governor McAuliffe ...

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NOVA News/Highlights
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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NOVA News/Highlights
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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NOVA News/Highlights
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Share VA Roads

Bike and Car Markings

NVRC is pleased to make available this program which offers safety procedures and traffic regulations for all users of Virginia’s roads and paths. Our "Share VA Roads" guide will help bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists safely use V...

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NOVA News/Highlights
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Solarize NoVA

Solarize NoVA

Solarize NOVA is a non-profit, community-based outreach initiative that brings solar power to people in their homes and businesses in Northern Virginia through our solarize campaigns. NVRC is proud to work with our partners at the Local Energy Alliance Pr...

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