Energy Options

  • Georgetown Climate Center

    logo-georgetown_climate_centerThe nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The Center also seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.

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  • Energy & Sustainability Conference: January 2013

    VCU Energy & Sustainability ConferenceVirginia Commonwealth University (VCU) hosted the Energy and Sustainability Conference in January 2013. The two-day event was organized by Virginia Sustainable Building Network and James River Green Building Council. More than 800 attendees heard national leaders across business and institutional market sectors discuss how sustainability is changing their organizations and how they’re adapting and leveraging sustainability to enhance their business results.

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  • VSBN’s 2012 Annual Meeting

    VSBN's 17th Annual MeetingVSBN’s 17th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, “Highlighting Sustainable Community Initiatives,” was held June 28, 2012 at Ducard Vineyard in Madison County, Virginia. Mary Paul Smith Jespersen, Senior Commercial Advisor of the Royal Danish Embassy, spoke about their energy self-sufficient island.

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  • 5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference

    5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities ConferenceVSBN’s 5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference was held February 29, 2012, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Highlights included Lunch Speaker Senator John Warner, Senior Advisor, Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate; The STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) Program for Universities; University and Community Sustainability Initiatives; and Green Policies and Operations.

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  • The 2010 Governor’s Conference on Energy

    The 2010 Governor's Conference on EnergyGovernor Bob McDonnell hosted “Virginia: Energy Capital of the East Coast — The Governor’s Conference on Energy” in Richmond on October 12–14, 2010. The Conference featured a comprehensive program covering every aspect of doing energy business in Virginia. Presentations and Video Clips from the event are available.

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  • VSBN’s 2010 Annual Meeting

    VSBN's 15th Anniversary Celebration and Annual MeetingVSBN’s 15th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, “Powering Our Buildings with Clean Energy,” was held June 29, 2010 at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center in Richmond, Virginia. Presentations from this event are available here.

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  • Canterbury Woods Neighborhood Pilot Energy Audit Project

    Common Air LeaksIn 2010 VSBN worked with the Canterbury Woods Civic Association of Fairfax County in a pilot project to evaluate and perform energy audits on some of the most common home models in the neighborhood.

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  • Green Building Outlook: 2010 and Beyond

    Green Building Outlook: 2010 and BeyondGreen Building Outlook: 2010 and Beyond was held April 15, 2010 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Presentations from this event are available here.

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  • 4th Annual Greening Universities Conference

    4th Annual Greening Universities ConferenceThe 4th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference was held October 22, 2009, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Highlights included updates of Climate Action Plans at Virginia universities and colleges; best practices in Green design and campus operations; how universities and community colleges are tackling Green curricula that lead to Green jobs; a tour of the LEED Platinum Rice Center, and ... Read more...

  • Second Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges

    Green Building Benefits in the Commercial MarketplaceVSBN organized the Second Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges on October 26, 2007, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hosted by the University of Virginia, this event featured best practices in campus design, Green buildings, facility operations, and campus sustainability initiatives. Documents and PowerPoint presentations from this event are available on this website.

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