Accelerating resiliency planning in communities across the Commonwealth

2020 Virginia Legislative Recap

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

The 2020 session of the Virginia General Assembly was a positive one for Virginians who support energy efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency. Many key pieces of legislation were passed, including the Virginia Clean Economy Act, adding momentum to state initiatives promoting a greener, healthier and more efficient environment for all citizens. These important changes in state policy also come in a year when Virginia was ranked at number seven on the list of Top Ten States for LEED, demonstrating that green building is making real progress across the Commonwealth.

Join USGBC’s Senior Policy Council, Liz Beardsley, the Executive Director of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, Chelsea Harnish, and Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia, for a policy recap from the 2020 session. Learn what changes you can expect to see going forward, and where your support is still needed to advocate for continued improvement.

Learning objectives:

  • Summarize legislation from the 2020 Virginia state session that relates to the areas of green building, energy efficiency, resiliency, and sustainability;
  • Explore USGBC and VAEEC’s role in working with legislators and sustainability stakeholders;
  • Identify ways the updates in policy affect Virginia’s ability to pursue LEED and other green building certifications; and
  • Discuss opportunities to continue advocating for improvements in green building, energy, and resiliency policies at the state and local levels.

This event is the second of a four-part co-hosted series by Resilient Virginia’s Resiliency Academy and USGBC Virginia that explores the intersection of resiliency and green building.

Cost: Use the discount code “ResilientVA” for a 50% discount off the $10 general admission.

Resiliency News Feeds

Sign Up for E-News

Get news and notifications from Resilient Virginia.

Volunteer With Us!

Resilient Virginia volunteers are at the forefront of the climate resiliency initiatives happening in our region and nationally. Sign up today!

Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • Economics, Justice, and Systems Thinking from the Soil Up
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Location:

    Register Here: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RIrTVnvRTtujTLnMbSqEEQ

    Join us for a conversation on soil health, economic justice, transition planning, and systems thinking with Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed…

  • Mentors, Markets, and Evolving Adaptation
    Date: December 3, 2020
    Location:

    Register Here: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_16q4ffRZTLuNZ-HzE8fUEQ

    A discussion of mentorship, business planning, finding markets, optimizing soil health volunteers, and continual adaptation with Anne Geyer of AgriBerry…

  • Leaders in Energy 7th Annual Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions
    Date: December 4, 2020
    Location: https://leadersinenergy.org/2020-event-calendar/
  • 2021 General Assemby Preview with Virginia Conservation Network
    Date: December 4, 2020
    Location:

    Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-general-assembly-legislative-preview-tickets-126088420861

    In preparation for Virginia’s 2021 General Assembly session, Virginia Conservation Network and its Network partners are convening for a preview of what’s in…

Latest News & Resources

Resilient Virginia News: September 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Sept. 2020: Resilient Academy Webinar Series; Annual Meeting Recap; Annette Osso Receives Award; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; New Congressional Climate Resilience Reports; Proposed Federal Legislation Supports Resiliency; more.

Read More »

2020 Resiliency Academy

This series of four webinars hosted by Resilient Virginia will highlight some of the best resiliency planning tools available to help communities build capacity to maintain critical functionality and vitality in the face of severe disturbances and chronic stressors.

Read More »