Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Southside Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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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.

 

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.

 

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 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 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 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 (60)
There are 60 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Southside 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
- Oceanside, CA
Andrew Grigsby
Commonwealth Sustainability Works - Richmond, VA
Barry Martin
Advanced Building Performance Group - Troutville, VA
Bruce D. Waller
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) - Danville , VA
Chris Barrett
Atlantic Heating and Cooling - Richmond, VA
Ed Tuckler and Cecile Newcomb
Energy Check - Blacksburg, VA
Eric Gilchrist
Green Resources of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
Garrett Wesley Durham
Sizemore's Heating & Air Conditioning Company - Danville , VA
H. Nelson Rich
Rich Energy Solutions - Dry Fork, VA
J&J Weatherization
John and Joanne Langford - Lynchburg, VA
James W. Blevins
Bestwaterandenergy - Scottsburg, VA
James W. Soyars, Jr
James W. Soyars, Jr - Cascade, VA
Jarret Waldstein
The Drying Company/Thermaltec - Toano, VA
Jeff Price
EarthWorks Home Performance - Richmond, VA
John Jennings, James Davis-Martin
Pro Energy Consultants - Moseley, VA
KC McGurren
Earthcraft Virginia - Richmond, VA
Ken Schaal
Commonweatlh Solar - Ashland, VA
Laura Fiori
Key Green Energy Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Laura Fiori á
Local Energy Alliance Program - Charlottesville, VA
Lynwood Joyce
Joyce Energy Conservation - Danville , VA
Ned Ormsby
Lithic Construction - Gordonsville, VA
Neil Sullivan
Building Science Inc - Mechanicsville, VA
Ray Battani
Colonial Webb Green Energy Solutions - Richmond, VA
Richard Mialki, Jr.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative - Fredericksburg, VA
Rick West
Virginia Home Performance (Charlottesville) - Charlottesville, VA
Rob Leonard
Structures Design Build LLC - Roanoke, VA
Russ Edwards
CVille Enviro - Charlottesville, VA
Steve Gregory
Gregory Enterprises/National Property Inspections - Floyd, VA
Thomas S. Coburn
Home Energy Savers - Glen Allen, VA
Tim Bryant
Bryant Energy Services - Midlothian, VA
Tim Reynolds
RC Energy Solutions - Gretna , VA
Timothy Westbrooks
Timothy Westbrooks - Alton, VA
Todd Ewald
Peak Energy Performance LLC - Roanoke, VA
Tyrone Grove
Alpha Omega Construction - Danville , VA
William H Nickerson
Home Performance Services - Richmond, VA
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
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
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 (49)
There are 49 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, 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
Encore Renewable Energy
Jesse Stowell - Vice President of Business Development - Burlington, VT
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
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
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
Association of Energy Conservation Professionals
- Floyd, VA
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Pittsylvania County Community Action
PCCA Weatherization Program - Chatham, VA
STEP, Inc.
Sharon Lambert - Housing & Weatherization Director - Rocky Mount, VA
Telamon VA Housing and Financial Empowerment
- South Hill, VA
Tri County Community Action Agency
- Weatherization Program - South Boston, VA
Virginia Energy Sense
- Richmond, VA
Weatherization Assistance Program
Susan Hill - Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development - Richmond, VA
Energy Saving / Green Products
Altenergy Inc.
- Charlottesville, VA
Association of Energy Conservation Professionals
- Floyd, VA
Mathews Brothers Company
- Belfast, ME
Pittsylvania County Community Action
PCCA Weatherization Program - Chatham, VA
STEP, Inc.
Sharon Lambert - Housing & Weatherization Director - Rocky Mount, VA
Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
Sandra Leibowitz, AIA, LEED Fellow, GPCP - Managing Principal - Richmond, VA
Telamon VA Housing and Financial Empowerment
- South Hill, VA
Tri County Community Action Agency
- Weatherization Program - South Boston, VA
Virginia Energy Sense
- Richmond, VA
Weatherization Assistance Program
Susan Hill - Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development - Richmond, VA
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Needham, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
 

 Google News about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

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Green Building News Items
Virginia Tech Wins Grand Prize in Energy Efficient Home Design With Help From Southland Log Homes - PR Web
5/15/2019 8:10:49 AM
Virginia Tech Wins Grand Prize in Energy Efficient Home Design With Help From Southland Log Homes    PR Web A team from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) has won the Grand Prize in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a collegiate competition that challenges ...

UVA Tops ACC Rivals in Green Energy Challenge - UVA Today
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
UVA Tops ACC Rivals in Green Energy Challenge    UVA Today The University of Virginia is No. 1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for its use of green energy, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Solar Decathlon Names Student Design Winners - GreenBuildingAdvisor - Builder Magazine
4/19/2019 10:45:29 AM
Solar Decathlon Names Student Design Winners - GreenBuildingAdvisor    Builder Magazine Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been recognized as the overall winner in this year's Solar Decathlon Design Challenge with its TreeHAUS ...

Dominion facility designed and constructed by WV firms receives environmental design certification - WV News
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dominion facility designed and constructed by WV firms receives environmental design certification    WV News GREENSBURG, Pa. — A Dominion Energy Transmission Inc. facility constructed by two West Virginia-based companies recently received certification for ...

Outdoor Updates: West Virginia is one of the least green states + Offensively Named River... - Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
4/17/2019 11:28:04 AM
Outdoor Updates: West Virginia is one of the least green states + Offensively Named River...    Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine The personal-finance website WalletHub has released it's 2019 report on the Greenest States. The website compared all 50 states in 27 key metrics such as air, ...

When Virginia Insurance Brokers Sought to End EMR Misuse - Engineering News-Record
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
When Virginia Insurance Brokers Sought to End EMR Misuse    Engineering News-Record Virginia is the only state that has solved the EMR misuse problem with a law. Since 2016, the state has prohibited use of a particular EMR as a condition for ...

Virginia DEQ Awards $20 Million in Stormwater Grants - EP Magazine
4/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia DEQ Awards $20 Million in Stormwater Grants    EP Magazine DEQ Director David Paylor said the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund matching grants "help communities install effective and efficient pollution control ...

G.D USA Investing $3.73M In Virginia Manufacturing Facility - Business Facilities Magazine
4/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
G.D USA Investing $3.73M In Virginia Manufacturing Facility    Business Facilities Magazine G.D USA, Inc., a member of the Coesia Group, will invest $3.73 million to increase capacity and enhance technology at its facility in Chesterfield County, VA.

Hampton Roads architect group aims to break down barriers - Virginian-Pilot
3/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hampton Roads architect group aims to break down barriers    Virginian-Pilot A professional group for Hampton Roads architects at the beginning of their careers wants to be more accessible, more diverse and more inclusive.

Virginia Governor Signs Coal Ash Cleanup Bills - EP Magazine
3/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Governor Signs Coal Ash Cleanup Bills    EP Magazine "The potential risks to public health and water quality posed by unlined coal ash ponds in the Commonwealth are far too great for us to continue with business as ...

Virginia Grassroots Coordinator - SustainableBusiness.com
3/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Grassroots Coordinator    SustainableBusiness.com The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, ...

Virginia Economic Development Partnership Receives 2018 State Of The Year Award - Business Facilities Magazine
3/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Economic Development Partnership Receives 2018 State Of The Year Award    Business Facilities Magazine Virginia Economic Development Partnership was presented with the 2018 State of the Year Award today by Business Facilities Chief Business Officer Ted ...

Pratt Industries Investing $20M In Virginia - Business Facilities Magazine
2/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pratt Industries Investing $20M In Virginia    Business Facilities Magazine The company will create 50 jobs at its new recycled packaging and shipping materials manufacturing operation in Botetourt County, VA.

Sustainability Matters Virginia is partnering with eco-friendly library to host event - WDVM 25
2/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sustainability Matters Virginia is partnering with eco-friendly library to host event    WDVM 25 The New Market Area Library was constructed as a green building from the ground up.

This Week in Tech: Autonomous Vehicles Are Rolling Into Virginia This Summer - ARCHITECT Magazine
2/8/2019 8:07:03 AM
This Week in Tech: Autonomous Vehicles Are Rolling Into Virginia This Summer    ARCHITECT Magazine Yesterday, Boston-based autonomous vehicle technology company Optimus Ride announced a new partnership with real estate company Brookfield Properties ...

Kate Janel Hurst | Obituaries - LancasterOnline
2/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Kate Janel Hurst | Obituaries    LancasterOnline Kate Janel Hurst, of Arlington, Virginia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, peacefully on January 28th, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Cloverleaf Cold Storage Investing $21M In Virginia Expansion - Business Facilities Magazine
1/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cloverleaf Cold Storage Investing $21M In Virginia Expansion    Business Facilities Magazine Cloverleaf Cold Storage will invest $21 million to add over 100,000 square feet to its facility in the City of Chesapeake, VA. The expansion will allow the cold ...

Virginia Launches $1B in I-95, Capital Beltway Projects - Engineering News-Record
1/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Launches $1B in I-95, Capital Beltway Projects    Engineering News-Record Virginia officials have announced a $1-billion package of four highway expansion projects—including three to be designed and built by toll highway specialist ...

Entrepreneur wants UMW and Virginia Tech to team up on Rappahannock River ecopark - Fredericksburg.com
1/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Entrepreneur wants UMW and Virginia Tech to team up on Rappahannock River ecopark    Fredericksburg.com Fredericksburg could one day have a world-class ecological research and education center near the Rappahannock River.

Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year - Business Facilities Magazine
1/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year    Business Facilities Magazine The Commonwealth of Virginia has secured BF's top annual honor with a diversified and successful high-tech growth strategy.

Essel Propack Investing $31.2M In Virginia - Business Facilities Magazine
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Essel Propack Investing $31.2M In Virginia    Business Facilities Magazine Essel Propack, a global specialty packaging company serving the consumer goods and pharmaceutical sectors, will invest $31.2 million to expand its ...

Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia - Business Insider
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia    Business Insider Amazon has announced where it will place its HQ2: National Landing in Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City in Queens, New York.

Amazon HQ2: New headquarters will be in Queens, NY, Crystal City, VA - Business Insider
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Amazon HQ2: New headquarters will be in Queens, NY, Crystal City, VA    Business Insider Amazon is reportedly close to choosing the site of its second headquarters, HQ2. It'll be split between Queens, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia.

Delta Force Trims Clark Hall Costs By Nearly Two-Thirds - UVA Today
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Delta Force Trims Clark Hall Costs By Nearly Two-Thirds    UVA Today Clark Hall is now a lot cheaper to operate, thanks to Delta Force. Clark Hall, which opened in 1932 and currently houses the University of Virginia's Department ...

Virginia invests $14M for electric buses throughout the state - Smart Cities Dive
11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia invests $14M for electric buses throughout the state    Smart Cities Dive The Commonwealth of Virginia announced it will invest $14 million in the deployment of electric buses throughout the state. The Virginia Department of ...

10 Ways UVA Plays a Leading Role in Higher Ed Sustainability - University of Virginia
10/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
10 Ways UVA Plays a Leading Role in Higher Ed Sustainability    University of Virginia In 2016, the University of Virginia, the first in the country to set nitrogen reduction goals, laid out its environmental principles in a landmark sustainability plan.

Southwestern Virginia: Rich History In Agriculture, Strong Future In Manufacturing - Business Facilities Magazine
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Southwestern Virginia: Rich History In Agriculture, Strong Future In Manufacturing    Business Facilities Magazine They can make just about anything in the VIAA region, from snack foods to HR software to advanced power systems for electric vehicles.

Operation Smile's Virginia Beach building earns LEED Gold certification - Virginian-Pilot
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Operation Smile's Virginia Beach building earns LEED Gold certification    Virginian-Pilot The designation, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, was achieved through the use of proven and innovative strategies for site development, water ...

7/25/2018: Anna Brosche Lynching Monument; Virginia Willis; Green Lion Festival; Judy Wells - WJCT NEWS
7/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
7/25/2018: Anna Brosche Lynching Monument; Virginia Willis; Green Lion Festival; Judy Wells    WJCT NEWS Wednesday on First Coast Connect we were joined by Jacksonville City Councilmember Anna Lopez Brosche to discuss whether Jacksonville should place a.

Mid-Atlantic remains ‘green building’ leader - WTOP
2/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mid-Atlantic remains ‘green building’ leader    WTOP The U.S. Green Building Council's annual list of the top states for green building once again puts Maryland and Virginia in the top 10, and if D.C. were a state, ...

UVA's Venerable Rotunda Takes the LEED - University of Virginia
1/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
UVA's Venerable Rotunda Takes the LEED    University of Virginia Approaching its 200th birthday, the University of Virginia's Rotunda has received a Silver LEED certification following an extensive renovation. LEED stands for ...

Virginia one of top 10 states for green building - Richmond.com
1/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
Virginia one of top 10 states for green building    Richmond.com Virginia made the top 10 states for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — or LEED — green building in the nation in 2016, according to a ranking ...

Green-building nonprofit unveils new name - RichmondBizSense
3/24/2016 3:00:00 AM
Green-building nonprofit unveils new name    RichmondBizSense EarthCraft Virginia has unveiled a new name to mark its 10th anniversary advocating for eco-friendly construction, and as an acknowledgment of its ...

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
High prices for dirty fuels in Southwest Virginia - Appalachian Voices
5/16/2019 3:50:13 PM
High prices for dirty fuels in Southwest Virginia    Appalachian Voices Lately it seems like not a day goes by without a new report or study demonstrating how inexpensive clean energy is, and how it's becoming more and more cost ...

The fight over green jobs in coal country: "We can become important again" - CBS News
5/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
The fight over green jobs in coal country: "We can become important again"    CBS News Last Updated May 12, 2019 9:05 PM EDT. Watch the new CBSN Originals documentary, "Clinging to Coal: West Virginia's Fight Over Green Jobs," in the video ...

Coalition of unlikely allies calls on state to break up utilities, deregulate energy - Washington Post
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Coalition of unlikely allies calls on state to break up utilities, deregulate energy    Washington Post Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia attorney general, has joined left-leaning groups in the effort to counter the influence of Dominion Energy.

Virginia’s Push for Solar Panels Offers Few Rays of Hope - Washington Free Beacon
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia’s Push for Solar Panels Offers Few Rays of Hope    Washington Free Beacon Members of the local community push back against energy providers attempting to cover Culpeper with solar facilities, sometimes thousands of acres in size.

Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal? - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
4/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal?    West Virginia Public Broadcasting China, known as the world's biggest polluter, has been taking dramatic steps to clean up and fight climate change. So why is it also building hundreds.

How to Switch to Clean Energy in Maryland, DC and Virginia - NBC4 Washington
4/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
How to Switch to Clean Energy in Maryland, DC and Virginia    NBC4 Washington Switching from coal and fossil fuels to clean energy sources can be a hard task. But in recent years, Maryland, D.C. and Virginia have passed legislation to make ...

Solar surge brings optimism, concern and uncertainty to Virginia - Fredericksburg.com
4/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Solar surge brings optimism, concern and uncertainty to Virginia    Fredericksburg.com ACCOMAC—In 2015, Accomack County, on Virginia's Eastern Shore, was making plans for the installation of the state's largest solar farm at the ...

John Keppler: Green energy option wrongly ignored - Virginian-Pilot
4/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
John Keppler: Green energy option wrongly ignored    Virginian-Pilot THE AMERICAN public is tired of half measures on climate change. Seven in 10 Americans want utility companies to completely overhaul their operations and ...

West Virginia Rethinks Quashing Solar Net Metering - CleanTechnica
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Rethinks Quashing Solar Net Metering    CleanTechnica March 25th, 2019 by Charles W. Thurston. West Virginia has called for a time-out in its four-year effort to rewrite solar net metering rules to the detriment of both ...

Alternatives to Solar Arrays - WVTF
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Alternatives to Solar Arrays    WVTF There are now more than 250 solar companies in Virginia – making and installing panels to generate power. Prices have fallen 43% over the last five years,

Data Center Solar Farm To Be Built On Former Virginia Mining Site - Solar Industry
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Data Center Solar Farm To Be Built On Former Virginia Mining Site    Solar Industry Mineral Gap Data Centers' proposed solar energy farm in Wise, Va., has been named one of the 10 projects selected for grant approval from the state's ...

How the General Assembly failed Virginia again on clean energy - Virginia Mercury
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
How the General Assembly failed Virginia again on clean energy    Virginia Mercury When the General Assembly session opened Jan. 9, legislators were presented with dozens of bills designed to save money for consumers, lower energy ...

Public Protest Casts a Shadow on Solar Arrays - WVTF
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Public Protest Casts a Shadow on Solar Arrays    WVTF A group called Conservatives for Clean Energy recently surveyed 500 Virginia voters and found 72% want more emphasis on solar power here, but as ...

Virginia ruling narrows options for companies seeking renewable power - Energy News Network
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia ruling narrows options for companies seeking renewable power    Energy News Network State regulators said Walmart's bid to buy its own renewable power would have hurt remaining utility ratepayers.

Northern Virginia Electric Co-op Announces 300 MW Solar Deal - Solar Industry
2/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Northern Virginia Electric Co-op Announces 300 MW Solar Deal    Solar Industry Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) has announced an agreement to purchase approximately 300 MW of electrical energy output from solar ...

Virginia’s ‘Green New Deal’ exposes what Democrats really care about -- and it’s not the environment - Fox News
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia’s ‘Green New Deal’ exposes what Democrats really care about -- and it’s not the environment    Fox News There's absolutely no need for the strong arm of government to impose this on people who have no interest in having a solar plant half the size of Manhattan ...

Tackling challenges facing US power grid -- US Department of Energy grant - EurekAlert
1/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tackling challenges facing US power grid -- US Department of Energy grant    EurekAlert The Department of Energy has awarded four Virginia Tech researchers a $1.8 million grant to reduce the stress renewable energy sources put on the U.S. power ...

Virginia Regulator Asks Dominion Energy for More Accurate Resource Plan - Greentech Media
12/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Regulator Asks Dominion Energy for More Accurate Resource Plan    Greentech Media Virginia's utility regulator asked Dominion Energy to redo its integrated resource plan for the 2019 to 2033 period. It's the first time the state's Corporation ...

Dominion Energy Moving Swiftly Toward Renewable Energy Goal - PR Newswire
11/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dominion Energy Moving Swiftly Toward Renewable Energy Goal    PR Newswire RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy Virginia is moving forward on clean energy projects, from sources such as solar and wind, ...

Solar experts talk benefits of solar energy in Hampton Roads - WTKR News 3
10/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Solar experts talk benefits of solar energy in Hampton Roads    WTKR News 3 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Tuesday night, many people came out in Virginia Beach to hear from solar experts and some elected officials on the topic of solar ...

Dominion Solicits for 500MW of Renewables, Positioning Virginia as a Top Growth Market - Greentech Media
10/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dominion Solicits for 500MW of Renewables, Positioning Virginia as a Top Growth Market    Greentech Media Dominion Energy announced a solicitation for 500 megawatts of onshore wind and solar on Wednesday. The Request for Proposals (RFP) stems from Virginia's ...

Coal not a focus of Energy Plan: Virginia chooses to focus more on renewable energy as fossil fuel figures fade - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
10/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Coal not a focus of Energy Plan: Virginia chooses to focus more on renewable energy as fossil fuel figures fade    Bluefield Daily Telegraph Virginia recently released its Energy Plan for 2018, which includes a continued focus on renewable energy and less on coal.

Gov. Northam's energy plan pushes renewables, efficiency, modernizing the electric grid - Daily Press
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Northam's energy plan pushes renewables, efficiency, modernizing the electric grid    Daily Press Gov. Northam's 2018 Virginia Energy Plan is heavy on solar, wind, modernizing the electric grid and electric vehicles.

Virginia companies ask for better access to renewable power - Energy News Network
9/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia companies ask for better access to renewable power    Energy News Network A letter to Gov. Ralph Northam's administration asks for more flexibility for companies seeking to buy from alternative suppliers.

Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re Collaborate to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development in Illinois and Virginia - PR Newswire
8/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re Collaborate to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development in Illinois and Virginia    PR Newswire NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re today announced an agreement to develop two new wind and solar energy farms ...

Virginia County Residents Concerned About 500-MW Solar Project - OilPrice.com
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia County Residents Concerned About 500-MW Solar Project    OilPrice.com Some residents of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, are concerned that a proposed 500-MW solar project in their county is planned closer to residential areas than ...

Rural Virginia renewable energy fest sparks curiosity, not controversy - Energy News Network
7/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rural Virginia renewable energy fest sparks curiosity, not controversy    Energy News Network In a community where renewables have provoked backlash, expo offered a showcase for clean energy entrepreneurs, advocates.

Supreme Court decision affirms right to renewable energy power-shopping - Richmond.com
3/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Supreme Court decision affirms right to renewable energy power-shopping    Richmond.com In rejecting an appeal by Dominion Energy on Thursday, the Virginia Supreme Court upheld a decision by state regulators that large electricity users seeking ...