Articles / Handouts

August 8, 2016 -- Go Green Challenge Forum


Forum Agenda


Environmental and Sustainability Management System

Environmental and Sustainability Management Brochure 

Chesapeake Bay TMDL Mid Point Assessment

Solarize/Energy Efficiency Handout

Virginia Clean Cities Coalition

   Clean Cities Petroleum Reducing Partnerships

    2016 Vehicle Buyers Guide

    Electric Vehicles at a Glance

    Propane Vehicle Basics

Resilient Virginia


Virginia Town & City Columns

May 2010: Virginia Beach Convention Center is nation's first to achieve LEEDTIM Gold Certification for existing buildings View article (PDF)


May 2010:  Going greener: Local governments expand programs to reduce community energy use - By Joe Lerch View article (PDF)


February 2010: Urban forestry: It's all about trees in places where people live - By Carl E. Garrison III View article (PDF)


January 2010: Filling in gaps in historic urban neighborhoods requires sensitivity - By Bryan Clark Green View article (PDF)


January 2008: 'Green Government Challenge' to provide localities with carbon emissions yardstick - By Jay Fisette View article (PDF)


February 2008: Reducing Virginia's carbon footprint one community at a time - By Michelle Wyman View article (PDF)


March 2008: State commission grapples with climate change - By L. Prestion Bryant Jr. View article (PDF)


April 2008: An introduction to responsible purchasing - By Scot Case View article (PDF)


May 2008: Time has come for teleworking as staggering $100 fill-ups loom - By Diane O'Grady View article (PDF)


June 2008: ENERGY STAR program can save localities money - U.S. Department of Energy View article (PDF)


July 2008: Planning for Healthy Trees - Careful forethought is required if a community wants to plant and maintain a sustainable urban forest - By Jim Schwab View article (PDF)


August 2008: Trends: Increasing global demand drives up energy costs - By David A. Heacock View article (PDF)


September 2008: 'Green' buildings is much more than a trend in Va. - By Bryna Dunn View article (PDF)


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Green Tips
Kill the Energy "Vampires." TVs, video and DVD players, cable boxes, chargers for phones, laptops, camera, handheld devices and other electronic equipment found in nearly every American home are wasting huge amounts of energy. When these devices are left plugged in or in standby mode (e.g., computer "sleep" mode), they use about 40 percent of their full running power. To avoid the drain of these energy "vampires," plug them into a power strip and turn it off when they are not in use.

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