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Home energy assessment campaign

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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 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

Now let’s learn from some VCU homeowners who have come through the RREA program and are living in more energy efficient homes.