Christiansburg Organization Wins Two Awards

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Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners has been recognized for two first-place energy efficiency awards. The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council has recognized Community Housing Partners for its work on the Appalachian Power Low-Income Weatherization Program and the low-income Apartments at Kingsridge in Richmond.

Energy efficiency helps businesses, governments, homeowners and schools save money on energy bills while reducing energy consumption, all while stimulating job growth and our economy.

The fourth annual Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards, presented by the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, recognized innovative projects and programs across the Commonwealth doing just that.

“Energy efficiency is among the most cost-effective and quickest ways to address climate change while also progressing economic fairness by cutting utility bills through reduced energy usage,” Chelsea Harnish, executive director of VAEEC, said. “The people honored by these awards are leading the charge towards a promising clean energy future.”

First-place winners and their winning projects and programs are listed in each category below:

Low-Income
The Apartments at Kingsridge project, implemented by Community Housing Partners and Think Little, LLC
Commercial
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation’s Monticello Mountaintop Project Geothermal-Electric Plant, implemented by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2RW Consultants, Inc. and Matthews Development Company, LLC
Government
The Commonwealth of Virginia Demand Response Program, implemented by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)
Program
The Appalachian Power Low-Income Weatherization Program, implemented by Appalachian Power and Community Housing Partners
Academic
The Get2Green Energy Conservation Program, implemented by Fairfax County
Residential
The Klein Residence, implemented by Sunbiosis PLC, Element Construction and Think Little, LLC