* VAEEC Members

Business Gold: 

Dominion Virginia Power


Local Energy Alliance Program

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative


Rappahannock Electric Cooperative


Business Silver: 

2rw Consultants, Inc.

Columbia Gas of Virginia

Commonwealth Sustainability Works

Community Housing Partners


D&R International


Southland Energy


Washington Gas


North Carolina State University

Tidewater Community College

Virginia Commonwealth University


Chesterfield County

City of Charlottesville

James City County

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association


Southern Environmental Law Center


Paul Brooks, Johnson Controls

Tom Cassidy

Jeffrey Deem, Altus Corporation

Lisa Dobriansky, General Microgrids

Guy DuBois, Commonwealth Building Sciences

James Farlow, SIPS of America

Bill Greenleaf, Richmond Region Energy Alliance

Elizabeth Gruben, Watt Savers

Abigail Johnson, Abacus Property Solutions

Sandra Leibowitz, Sustainable Design Consulting LLC

Brian Redmond, Paragon Energy Holdings LLC

Jeff Soplop, Energy Savvy

Molalenge Teshome, Bridgewater College

Liza Tuttle, GE Appliances and Lighting

Steve Walz, Metropolitan Washington COG

Billy Weitzenfeld, AECP




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Industry Census


In 2013, as part of the greater Southeast Clean Energy Census, the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council conducted the first-ever census of the Commonwealth’s energy efficiency industry — measuring the impact of this robust and growing industry on the state’s economy.

More than 300 firms responded to the census, self-reporting on everything from how many people their companies employed and annual revenue to skills gaps and market catalysts. Conservative estimates from the census indicate the energy efficiency industry in Virginia generates $300M+ in economic activity and supports 9,400 jobs, underscoring the critical role energy efficiency will play in meeting energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, cost savings, job creation and other state and national goals.

In March 2014 VAEEC released a report and recommendations based on the survey. Download the report. The census questions are available on our Resources page. 

The inaugural census will be the first of many and serve as a baseline by which we can gauge the growth of the industry and effectiveness of new policies and initiatives. The report will be presented at a statewide series of briefings, including sessions with policymakers and implementers in Richmond in the coming months.


Among the report’s key findings:

• Energy efficiency represents a $300M+ industry with an estimated 9,400 jobs in Virginia

• Companies cited consumer awareness and access to utility programs and incentives as primary factors they consider when deciding whether to hire additional employees

• Factors that would help catalyze the market include green building programs, rebates, performance based incentives, adoption or enforcement of enhanced building codes, and improved access to consumer energy usage data

The report closes with five key recommendations based on the census findings that VAEEC will pursue:

1. Expand state support for the residential Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program

2. Enable the creation of a statewide commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program for nonresidential buildings based on national best practice standards for supporting legislation, program structure and implementation

3. Expand performance contracting in state-owned buildings

4. Adopt IECC 2012 building code for new residential construction without revisions

5. Convene a stakeholder session on increasing the breadth and depth of energy efficiency programs to help the state meet its voluntary energy efficiency goal




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VAEEC Membership

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VAEEC’s member companies include the leading energy efficiency firms based or doing business in Virginia. Members include energy service companies, electricity and natural gas utilities, engineering firms, contractors, consultants, software companies, and energy efficiency program implementers. Together we are expanding the breadth and depth of our industry.

See the list of current 2013-2014 members.

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