Since 2011, the award-winning Energy Masters program has been promoting a more energy efficient and sustainable community by training volunteers in energy efficiency and water conservation techniques and in delivering community education and outreach programs.
To date, more than 240 volunteers have been trained and performed thousands of hours of community service to improve the lives of more than 950 families living in affordable housing. Read more about the tremendous impact of the Energy Masters program has had on the affordable housing community in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.
The volunteers then apply their new knowledge by performing 25 hours (20 hours for student volunteers) of community service annually by:
Making hands-on improvements in affordable housing units that increase energy and water efficiency
Educating residents and their families to encourage behavior change for sustained impact
Delivering educational programs to community groups and students at local schools
Providing educational information and energy and water conservation toolkits to residents who are struggling to manage utility costs
For more information, or to apply for the next Energy Masters class, please visit EcoAction Arlington's Energy Masters page.
The program was created by VCE working in partnership with EcoAction Arlington.
Energy Masters program is funded with generous support from the Arlington County Community Development Fund and the City of Alexandria. Affordable housing partners, including AHC Inc., the Arlington County Department of Human Service, and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
2019 Volunteer Training
The Fall 2019 Class is now full and we are no longer accpeting applications for this year. Please check back in May 2020 for applications to our Fall 2020-21 class.