Category Archives: Alexandria

Eco-City Alexandria: Energy$aver Blog

Be sure to check out Eco-City Alexandria’s Energy$aver Blog. The blog promotes energy awareness to the City of Alexandria. Don’t miss the post on Dominion Virginia Power’s electric vehicle charging station pilot program. Click here to learn more! Advertisements

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Eco-City Alexandria in the news – What climate change means locally

“The climate crisis will not be solved by international deals alone. Virginia’s elected officials should act before it is too late. State legislators can start with S. 71, an energy efficiency bill that will reduce emissions and cut costs. And … Continue reading

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On Progress

During the President’s State of the Union speech, President Obama noted that China, Germany, and India “are not playing for second place.” I believe our president had to do that because a cloud of malaise has descended upon the country. … Continue reading

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King Street Trolleys will get greener

In its Tuesday night session, the Alexandria City Council took another step forward in making the Eco-City initiative a reality.  Docket item #23 on the agenda was whether to use federal stimulus grant money to procure five low-emission diesel trolleys … Continue reading

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Zee PassiveHaus

Recently a colleague of mine sent me an article about the spread of the PassivHaus concept from Germany toward the United States. A PassivHaus is one that does not require more than 15 kWh/m2/year. It differs from a traditional passive … Continue reading

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Health and Environment Strategic Planning Session

Check out the calendar on the right hand side of the blog for more information about the Health and Environment Strategic Planning Session that will take place TONIGHT on the second floor of City Hall from 7:00-9:00 PM. Attending this … Continue reading

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Green Building Forum

The City of Alexandria JobLink department will be hosting a forum to spread the word about greening buildings, old and new, on October 29th at the First Baptist Church, 2932 King Street, Alexandria. Registration will run from 8:00 AM to 9:00 … Continue reading

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