Category Archives: energy

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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December 7th in Copenhagen, December 5th in Alexandria

The 15th Conference of Parties (COP-15) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change kicks off on Monday in Copenhagen.  I’m very pleased to hear that President Obama has decided to be there at the end, when the real negotiating … 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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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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Sales Tax Holiday Weekend: October 9-12 Energy Star and WaterSense Qualified Products

“During this four-day holiday, purchases of products meeting the Energy Star and WaterSense qualifications, such as certain energy-efficient appliances, will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Eligible products must be priced at $2,500 or less for each item, and … Continue reading

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Change Part II

Here are more ideas on you can adopt to reduce you and your family’s environmental footprint. At Home: Take a three-minute shower three times per week. Extra credit – Turn-off the water while you soap-up (you’ll be more comfortable than … Continue reading

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On Change

Unless you’ve been living in outer space or on a deserted island, 2009 is the year of change. Millions of Americans believe that change is personified in the form of President-elect Barack Obama, the soon-to-be 44th President of the United States … Continue reading

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