Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Shenandoah Valley Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development: A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

 

15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Tips: Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

 

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

 

U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status: A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

 Green Building

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

 

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

 

Show Green Building Organizations & Professionals (28)
There are 28 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Architects
BCWH Architects
- Richmond, VA
John S. LaMonica, A.I.A.
- Marshall, VA
Moseley Architects
Bryna Dunn - Director of Sustainability Planning & Design - Richmond, VA
nbj Architecture
Neil Bhatt, AIA, NCARB - President - Glen Allen, VA
The Gaines Group, PLC
Raymond E. Gaines, AIA, FCSI, CCS, NCARB - Charlottesville, VA
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Home First Mortgage
- Alexandria, VA
Virginia Credit Union Inc
- Richmond, VA
Green Building Professionals
Altenergy Inc.
- Charlottesville, VA
BCWH Architects
- Richmond, VA
Built Environment Engineers
- Arlington, VA
Eagle Construction of VA., LLC
- Glen Allen, VA
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
Golden Rule Builders, Inc.
- Catlett, VA
Moseley Architects
Bryna Dunn - Director of Sustainability Planning & Design - Richmond, VA
nbj Architecture
Neil Bhatt, AIA, NCARB - President - Glen Allen, VA
Renewable Engineered Systems (RES)
- Martinsville, VA
Royer Technical Services, Inc.
- Hampton, VA
Skyline Turbine LLC
- Charlottesville, VA
Staengl Engineering
Galen Staengl, P.E. - Crozet, VA
Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
Sandra Leibowitz, AIA, LEED Fellow, GPCP - Managing Principal - Richmond, VA
Tectonics II LTD
- Roseland, VA
The Gaines Group, PLC
Raymond E. Gaines, AIA, FCSI, CCS, NCARB - Charlottesville, VA
Green Point Raters / Energy Auditors
Built Environment Engineers
- Arlington, VA
Moseley Architects
Bryna Dunn - Director of Sustainability Planning & Design - Richmond, VA
Staengl Engineering
Galen Staengl, P.E. - Crozet, VA
Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
Sandra Leibowitz, AIA, LEED Fellow, GPCP - Managing Principal - Richmond, VA

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

 

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

 

Alternatives to Real Estate Development Deriving Financial Benefits from Conservation and Mitigation Projects in Virginia - a Lender's Collateral Concerns
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In the current economic environment, landowners previously contemplating development or sale of their real property are seeking alternative ways to generate cash flow from their real property assets.

 

Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

 

Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

 

Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

 

Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

 

Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

 

Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

 

Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

 

Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

 

Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

 

NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

 

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

 

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Show Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals (41)
There are 41 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
Altenergy Inc.
- Charlottesville, VA
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Dasolar
Douglas ArrisonNV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services
- New Albany, OH
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Renewable Engineered Systems (RES)
- Martinsville, VA
Royer Technical Services, Inc.
- Hampton, VA
Skyline Turbine LLC
- Charlottesville, VA
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Connexion
- Blacksburg, VA
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Spotsy Wind Energy LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
Virginia Energy Sense
- Richmond, VA
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Energy Sense
- Richmond, VA
Energy Saving / Green Products
Altenergy Inc.
- Charlottesville, VA
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
Mathews Brothers Window Products
- Belfast, ME
Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
Sandra Leibowitz, AIA, LEED Fellow, GPCP - Managing Principal - Richmond, VA
Virginia Energy Sense
- Richmond, VA
State Energy Assistance Programs
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Richmond, VA
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Newton, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR