- Local, Regional, State and Federal Resources
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
Town of Herndon: https://www.herndon-va.gov/departments/community-development/planning-policy/environmental-sustainability
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® 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.
Federal Tax Incentives/Credits
Federal Tax Credits for Homeowners
United States Department of Energy
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.
- 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.
- Switch to LED light bulbs
- Install and set a programmable thermostat so you can worry less about proper temperature control.
- Seal the holes between your house and your attic and add insulation to retain heat in the winter.
- Install a water heater blanket and lower your water heater temperature to 120°F.
- Caulk and weatherstrip around your windows and doors.
- Use less water with faucet aerators and high-performance showerheads.
- Adding Solar panels to your roof will slash your energy bill, are especially good investments when purchased through a program like Solarize NoVA
- Give your home a check-up with a home energy audit.
- Save electricity with Energy Star Products and Appliances.