Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)

Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) AIRE helps our community make smart decisions about energy and supports individual actions that improve and sustain Arlington’s quality of life.
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Congratulations to AHC Affordable Housing on the newly completed APEX housing project.AHC “Flipped the Switch” on 342 so...
10/22/2020

Congratulations to AHC Affordable Housing on the newly completed APEX housing project.

AHC “Flipped the Switch” on 342 solar panels at The Apex, a new 256-unit affordable apartment community on the banks of Four Mile Run in South Arlington, VA. The 130 KW solar installation is the largest solar panel array on a multifamily apartment building in Northern Virginia.

We applaud your leadership and have enjoyed working with you on this project.

“AHC is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and to Arlington’s Community Energy Plan, while at the same time improving our residents’ quality of life,” said AHC President and CEO Walter D. Webdale. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to reduce our operating expenses while also cutting back on carbon emissions. Converting a portion of our energy source to renewables is a win for everyone – the community, our residents, and for us.”

Full Press Release: https://www.ahcinc.org/flips-the-switch/

8/21 is the final day to sign up for the Arlington Solar Co-op in 2020.Take advantage of one of the last big federal sol...
08/20/2020

8/21 is the final day to sign up for the Arlington Solar Co-op in 2020.

Take advantage of one of the last big federal solar tax credits. This year the solar tax credit will be 26 percent. In 2021, it will be 22 percent and in 2022 and beyond, it won’t be available for homeowners at all.

160+ families have plugged into the Co-op so far this year. Operators are standing by.

THANK YOU to everyone that has already taken action to help our community reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035!

https://coops.solarunitedneighbors.org/coops/arlington-solar-ev-charger-co-op/

Last solar info session of the year - TODAY at noon. Please join us.
08/11/2020
Rethink Energy: Last Chance for Solar!

Last solar info session of the year - TODAY at noon.

Please join us.

Sigh up for Arlington's Solar Co-op and learn more about going solar at the last solar info session taking place August 11.

When the power goes out - nothing works.  Are you ready?
07/13/2020
Rethink Energy: Are You Ready?

When the power goes out - nothing works. Are you ready?

Learn how to make an emergency plan and kit in the latest Rethink Energy.

07/08/2020
ART - Arlington Transit

ART - Arlington Transit is a beloved engine of our community. Learn how Arlington Transit is making the ART buses clean and safe for passengers.

At Arlington Transit, safety is the highest priority. See the steps ART is taking to keep passengers and operators safe, and to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

ArlingtonTransit.com/covid19

June Solar Co-op Info Sessions start today at 6pm! More than 80 Arlington families have already joined the co-op this ye...
06/23/2020
Arlington Solar & EV Charger Co-op | Solar United Neighbors

June Solar Co-op Info Sessions start today at 6pm!

More than 80 Arlington families have already joined the co-op this year.

Click below to RSVP for an info session on 6/23, 6/26, or a battery storage101 info session on 6/30.

https://coops.solarunitedneighbors.org/coops/arlington-solar-ev-charger-co-op/events/

Install solar or an EV Charger with the co-op! The co-op is open to homeowners and businesses in Arlington County and surrounding areas including Fairfax County, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Vienna.

TODAY, join the last April solar and electric vehicle co-op info session at 6 pm. Learn how you can take advantage of on...
04/29/2020

TODAY, join the last April solar and electric vehicle co-op info session at 6 pm. Learn how you can take advantage of one of the last big federal solar tax credits before they are phased out in 2022.

RSVP here for the info session: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FH4MS3hWRA-QFbnh0zJqtg

Life can change fasterthan we imagine. How we adapt is the test.This is an Earth Day we must not forget. We’re experienc...
04/22/2020

Life can change faster
than we imagine. How we
adapt is the test.

This is an Earth Day we must not forget.

We’re experiencing the possibilities of collective action right now. COVID-19 reminds us that global action is possible to address and mitigate dire threats like climate change.

Working with residents and businesses, the Rethink Energy team remains even more committed to addressing — and defeating — climate change with the help of a carbon-neutral Arlington and similar efforts around the world.

Together let’s keep working toward that healthy and sustainable future. We can do it. There really isn’t a choice.

https://www.arlnow.com/2020/04/18/rethink-energy-an-earth-day-we-must-not-forget/

We want to hear from you. What events should we consider this year to help Arlingtonians save energy, money, and leave a...
03/09/2020
Rethink Energy: Vote Today!

We want to hear from you. What events should we consider this year to help Arlingtonians save energy, money, and leave a lighter footprint on the environment?

In this week's Rethink Energy select what events the Rethink Energy program should focus on this year.

Did you hear about Arlington's recent solar purchase?  Learn just how big it is compared to your civic association.  Try...
02/14/2020
Rethink Energy: New Arlington Solar Calculator!

Did you hear about Arlington's recent solar purchase?
Learn just how big it is compared to your civic association.
Try out the new calculator:

In this week's Rethink Energy learn about Arlington's new solar calculator.

BREAKING NEWS!This week the Arlington County Board approved a partnership with Dominion Energy Virginia to purchase powe...
01/30/2020

BREAKING NEWS!

This week the Arlington County Board approved a partnership with Dominion Energy Virginia to purchase power from a solar farm in southern Virginia. Arlington's portion of the solar farm will be 475 acres.

As of 2022, 80% of Arlington County's electricity will come from solar power. That means that your streetlights, community centers, libraries, fire stations, water treatment facility, and offices will all be powered with solar.

These are exciting times, indeed!

Learn more: https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/arlington-county-partners-with-dominion-energy-to-help-achieve-energy-goals/?fbclid=IwAR2IiT3Us6PLg1IK7gTISG43eKB6EqW17p11BYfRJZtPryrjAJQoCfELJK8

Thank you Arlington Magazine for honoring the Community Energy Plan as the Editor Pick for the Best of Arlington Magazin...
01/28/2020
Rethink Energy: 2020 Editor Pick -- Community Energy Plan

Thank you Arlington Magazine for honoring the Community Energy Plan as the Editor Pick for the Best of Arlington Magazine 2020! You recognize that the effects of climate change continue to accelerate; Arlington is not sitting idly by.

If you haven’t had the chance to take a look at it the final version of the Community Energy Plan, click here to give it a read >>> https://go.aws/36s2XzG

Last-minute gift ideas?  We've got you covered with our 2019 picks.
12/20/2019
Rethink Energy: Holiday Shopping Picks

Last-minute gift ideas? We've got you covered with our 2019 picks.

In this week's Rethink Energy learn more about the Gen Less campaign and discover a few shopping picks for the holidays.

10/28/2019
Arlington County Virginia – Government

TONIGHT! Join us on Facebook Live for a virtual session where a cross-disciplinary panel will host an interactive dialogue about the intersection of housing and the environment.

LIVE: Housing & the Environment

October 2nd is National Energy Efficiency Day!Did you know #EnergyEfficiency could meet 1/3 of expected power needs by 2...
10/02/2019

October 2nd is National Energy Efficiency Day!

Did you know #EnergyEfficiency could meet 1/3 of expected power needs by 2030?

This #EEDay2019, let’s work together to cut energy waste. Learn more about how you can save energy: EnergyEfficiencyDay.org.

Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)
09/30/2019

Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)

Climate change is serious. Businesses, residents, and governments must act.On September 21, 2019, the Arlington County B...
09/30/2019

Climate change is serious.
Businesses, residents, and governments must act.

On September 21, 2019, the Arlington County Board unanimously adopted a significant update to the Community Energy Plan that sets ambitious targets for transforming the County’s energy sector, with goals for buildings, transportation, and more.

Specific commitments include:
• Arlington will be carbon neutral by 2050
• 100% of Arlington’s electricity will be from renewable sources by 2035
• Arlington County Government operations will achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2025
• Energy equity will be considered during implementation of the Plan

LEARN MORE:
https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/arlington-sets-ambitious-goals-in-updated-community-energy-plan/

https://environment.arlingtonva.us/energy/community-energy-plan-cep/

IT'S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO INSTALL SOLARAttend an info session to ask questions about going solar, get answers and...
06/17/2019

IT'S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO INSTALL SOLAR

Attend an info session to ask questions about going solar, get answers and learn about the process.

>>> Wednesday, July 24

IT'S NEVER BEEN A  BETTER TIME TO INSTALL SOLAR --Attend an upcoming info session to ask questions about going solar, ge...
06/17/2019
Rethink Energy: It's Never Been A Better Time To Go Solar

IT'S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO INSTALL SOLAR --

Attend an upcoming info session to ask questions about going solar, get answers and learn about the process.

>>> Thursday, June 27 or Wednesday, July 24

If you've been thinking about solar, now is the time to take action. This weeks Rethink Energy invites you to attend info sessions on the solar tax credit on June 27 and July 24.

***TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT***Stop by for the Community Energy Plan Open House at Central Library from 7-9pm.  We'd love ...
06/04/2019

***TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT***

Stop by for the Community Energy Plan Open House at Central Library from 7-9pm.

We'd love to see you, answer your questions, and talk about the future of energy in Arlington.

Meet Rich, Arlington's community energy coordinator. He's hosting tonight's open house on improving the County's long-term energy plan. He knows what he's doing. And he'll have snacks. https://www.arlnow.com/2019/06/04/arlingtons-latest-energy-plan-up-for-public-review-tonight/

Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)'s cover photo
05/31/2019

Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)'s cover photo

Congratulations to the homeowners, architects and builders who were honored at the recent Green Home Choice certificatio...
04/08/2019
Rethink Energy: Green Home Choice Certification Awards

Congratulations to the homeowners, architects and builders who were honored at the recent Green Home Choice certification ceremony.

Congratulations to the homeowners, architects and builders who were honored at the recent Green Home Choice certification ceremony. Thank you for helping to create a more sustainable Arlington one project at a time!

Catch up with former County Board Member Jay Fisette and hear a panel discussion on Arlington's Plan. https://www.arlnow...
04/02/2019
Rethink Energy: Climate Crisis and Solutions

Catch up with former County Board Member Jay Fisette and hear a panel discussion on Arlington's Plan.

https://www.arlnow.com/2019/03/23/rethink-energy-climate-crisis-and-solutions/?fbclid=IwAR1DvpZlhGgDh7ryvDfEyEXWIHnbb8ToPr3eIRsg4X3zl_iFyBZQM2yLpRg

This regularly-scheduled sponsored column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. This week we are highlighting an upcoming event sponsore

Arlingtonians can score big savings during Presidents’ Day sales. Don't forget to look for the ENERGY STAR label on appl...
02/15/2019

Arlingtonians can score big savings during Presidents’ Day sales. Don't forget to look for the ENERGY STAR label on appliances, electronics, and more!

By choosing models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you get to keep saving by reducing your energy use, plus you'll help protect the planet, too!

Shoppers can score big savings during Presidents’ Day sales. Don't forget to look for the ENERGY STAR label on appliances, electronics, and more! By choosing models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you get to keep saving by reducing your energy use, plus you'll help protect the planet, too!

Have you been thinking about a home renovation, expansion or new construction in 2019? More than 300 Arlingtonians have ...
02/11/2019

Have you been thinking about a home renovation, expansion or new construction in 2019?

More than 300 Arlingtonians have used Green Home Choice to help make their homes energy efficient, healthy and comfortable.

#SnowlarPanels?We plan to launch another solar co-op this spring.  If you are interested, please email us and we'll add ...
02/01/2019

#SnowlarPanels?

We plan to launch another solar co-op this spring. If you are interested, please email us and we'll add you to the list of interested residents. Stay warm!
>>> [email protected]

Arlington's Justice Center – ENERGY STAR certifiedThe Arlington County Justice Center, including both the detention cent...
12/10/2018

Arlington's Justice Center – ENERGY STAR certified

The Arlington County Justice Center, including both the detention center and courthouse building, has achieved the ENERGY STAR certification for excellent energy performance for 2018.

Arlington’s Justice Center is one of only a dozen courthouse properties nationwide to have achieved ENERGY STAR certification at least six times.

The Sheriff’s Office, DES Facilities Management, and the DES Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) program keep the buildings operating efficiently for energy and money savings.

The ENERGY STAR label is only provided to properties that document they operate among the most efficient for their building type.

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Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) gets a nice shout out for resources available at Arlington VA Public Library in this WERA 96.7 FM Choose to be Curious conversation ....