- What is RREA?
The Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA) is a non-profit in Richmond, Virginia that intends to provide local residents with access to a trusted one-stop shop for creating a more comfortable, efficient and affordable home.
We will provide access to
- trusted energy assessments which can direct efforts to the highest value projects,
- access to qualified and trust retrofit contractors,
- support to identify all federal, state and local financial incentives,
- support to identify options to finance the retrofit,
- and resources to ensure energy savings are realized
- What counties does RREA serve?
RREA plans to serve the approximately 1.2 million residents in the Richmond Region Planning District that includes the following localities: City of Richmond, Town of Ashland, and the counties of: Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, New Kent, Powhatan, Goochland, and Charles City.
- Is RREA part of local government?
No. RREA is a separate, non-profit organization that works closely with the governments in the Richmond Region Planning District.
- Where does RREA get its funding?
RREA’s start-up capital comes from a $350K grant from the Department of Energy’s 2010 Grant for Competitive Awards for State Energy Efficiency Projects.
- How can I get a home energy performance assessment (sometimes known as an “energy audit”) and home energy improvements for my home?
Please go to our Home page and click on "Contractor List"
- I'm a contractor and want to participate in RREA’s program - what should I do??
Contact RREA to find out more information.
- How does energy efficiency create local jobs?
Retrofitting a home for energy performance (e.g. improving insulation, sealing ducts, installing new equipment, etc) has to be performed locally. Therefore the money paid for the service most likely stays in our community.
- How can commercial property owners get involved?
RREA’s initial focus is on the residential market and we do not have a timeline for offering support to commercial property owners.
- What are some simple things I can do to make my home more energy efficient?
Please visit this interactive graphic created by ENERGY STAR for tips on improving your home’s energy performance.
These do-it-yourself measures are fantastic. However, RREA also encourages homeowners to leverage a “whole house” approach in consultation with energy specialists. This approach enables you to understand the costs and benefits of specific actions and develop a focused plan of action.