AEEC Members

Business Gold 

D&R International

Dominion Virginia Power


Local Energy Alliance Program

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative


Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Siemens Industry

Business Silver

Columbia Gas of Virginia

Community Housing Partners

Harcourt Brown & Carey

Schneider Electric

Southland Energy


Virginia Natural Gas


Alexandria City

Arlington County

Charlottesville City

Chesterfield County

James City County

Loudoun County Public Schools

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy


Appalachian Voices

National Housing Trust

Natural Resources Defense Council

Southern Environmental Law Center

2rw Consultants


David Ames, Energy Systems Group

Allen Asbury, Smyth County School Board

Whit Blake, Johnson Controls

Jess Chandler, EMI Consulting

Chris Colelli, Business Velocity

Jeff Deem, Altus Corporation

Tim Dunkum, Renewable Engineered Systems

Bill Greenleaf, Richmond Region Energy Alliance

Andrew Grigsby, Commonwealth Sustainability Works

Abigail Johnson, Abacus Property Solutions

Sandra Leibowitz, Sustainable Design Consulting

Glenn McDearmon, Sylvania Lighting Systems

Teshome Molalenge, Bridgewater College

John Morrill, Arlington County

Rose Pizzeck, Brandywine Realty Trust

Saifur Rahman, Virginia Tech

John Semmelhack, Think Little Home Energy

Paul Smoot, Energymax

Meade Spotts, Spotts Fain

Jeff Stern, BlueStar Solar Energy

Stephen Walz, Metropolitan Washington COG

Mark Waring, Bain-Waring Builders

Paul Wenner, Energy Systems Group

Garry Whelan, Valid10

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Fall 2014 Meeting Recap


  The biannual gathering was held at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, arranged to coincide with Governor McAuliffe’s signing ceremony for Executive Order 31, which is aimed at reducing energy consumption in state government.

It was a full, timely agenda, and we have uploaded several of the speakers’ presentations to our website (you can find them on our Resources page).  A few highlights:

The featured topic was the newly-released Virginia Energy Plan; VAEEC Chair Cynthia Adams detailed the many positive sections related to energy efficiency (Her presentation is available online., and Al Christopher, Director of the Division of Energy at the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, provided valuable insight into the process.

Jeff Soplop of EnergySavvy presented his company’s view of the important topic of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V), focusing on the real-time quantification of energy efficiency. (His presentation is available online.)

Ralph Joyce of Dominion Virginia Power (and VAEEC Governance Board Member) led our regular round-robin update of utilities’ energy efficiency programs.

A number of reports were provided addressing VAEEC priorities and programs, including: VAEEC Governance Board Member Bill Greenleaf reported on efforts to introduce legislation on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing (His presentation is available online.); Angela Navarro of the Southern Environmental Law Center described a new initiative reviewing cost-effectiveness testing for energy efficiency in Virginia; and attendees were given the opportunity to provide input as part of the Clean Energy Roadmap project that the VAEEC is working on for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Read more about the meeting in our full recap. 

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Virginia Energy Plan


The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) applauds Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Virginia Energy Plan, released on October 1. As the Governor says in his opening letter, “the cleanest and cheapest energy is the energy that is not consumed,” underscoring the central role energy efficiency will play in the Commonwealth’s energy future.

The plan is intended to provide a strategic vision for energy policy in Virginia, providing a comprehensive view of current assets and future opportunities. It will be formally presented at an event October 14, will be explored in detail as a featured agenda item at the VAEEC Fall membership meeting, which will be held two days later in Richmond. The meeting is open to everyone; click here to register.

Read the VAEEC’s full response to the Virginia Energy Plan.

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