Home energy assessment campaign
VCU is going greener on campus. Here’s an opportunity to do your part at home.
VCU has teamed up with the Richmond Region Energy Alliance, a community service nonprofit, acting as a one-stop shop for home energy performance resources. RREA directs homeowners who have high energy bills and comfort problems to schedule a home energy assessment to scientifically determine the causes and find the solutions.
If you have ever played the thermostat wars with your family, grumbled over a utility bill or explored ways to live more sustainably, then you are the perfect candidate for a home energy assessment.
RREA is offering a $250 rebate towards the cost the assessment (valued at $300-$400) to the VCU community. So for as little as $50, you will receive a comprehensive report on where your home is losing energy, along with prioritized, cost-effective next steps to take.
To receive the rebate, you must take a five-minute, 24-question online survey and enter your email address at the end. The Energy Savvy tool is a great introduction to the topic of home energy performance and will help you determine if an assessment is right for you too!
Simply go to rrea-va.org/vcu to get started!
You can also meet the contractors and learn more about the range of RREA’s services — rebates/financing, quality assurance, and the Home Performance with Energy Star program — at rrea-va.org.
Now let’s learn from some VCU homeowners who have come through the RREA program and are living in more energy efficient homes.
- Jonny Cecka (School of World Studies), who received a projected 20 percent energy savings
- Jeff London (Department of Sociology) and Ece Aykol (Department of English), who also received a projected 20 percent energy savings