Energy Masters

Energy Masters Training Class

Our 2020-2021 training is planned to start in October. The training sessions will likely take place virtually, although a decision will be made in September if any in-person learning can take place. Please read our FAQs for general and COVID-19 specific information about the Energy Masters program. To apply, please click on the application link below.

Community Volunteer Application
Student Volunteer Application

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.

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

To date, more than 265 volunteers have been trained and performed thousands of hours of community service to improve the lives of more than 1,000 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 program was created by EcoAction Arlington working in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Energy Masters program is funded with generous support from the Arlington County Community Development Fund, the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) and the City of Alexandria.

Affordable housing partners include AHC, Inc. and Wesley Housing.

Virginia Cooperative Extension CityofAlexandria

With additional support and in-kind donations from …

AIRE

Energy Masters provides an equal opportunity to volunteer to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age, or other status protected by law.