Alexandria, VA

Eco-City Alexandria Green Building Resource Center

Scope of Services
Energy Awareness
Energy Audits
 

2RW supported the City of Alexandria to expand its Eco-City Green Building Program by developing new resources for businesses and residents. The projects focused on developing educational green building resources including workshops, printed materials, online tools, and case studies of energy audits.

2RW’s primary responsibility was to develop educational content for the web-based Green Building Resource Center (GBRC) that provides residents, businesses, and municipalities with a hub for information about green building in Alexandria. In addition, 2RW conducted four commercial energy audits on buildings in Alexandria. The reports and findings from the audits are published online and serve as local case studies.

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Services

2RW worked on a team with Sustainable Design Consultants, Virginia Sustainable Building Network, and Earth Craft Virginia to support City of Alexandria staff with various projects identified for Phase II of the City of Alexandria’s Eco-City Green Building Program.

2RW developed a virtual Green Building Resource Center (GBRC) that serves as a hub for information about green building in Alexandria. 2RW’s primary responsibility for this project was to develop educational content for the GBRC that provides residents, businesses, and municipalities with resources in conjunction with Eco-City’s green building workshops, energy audit programs, and training programs.

2RW assisted in the branding of the Green Building Resource Center and developed a layout for the website template. 2rw also generated a diverse set of content, including:

Green building articles about:

  • Residential and commercial energy saving strategies
  • Behavioral and capital improvement opportunities
  • City, state, and federal incentives
  • Green building events and resources

Case studies:

  • Conservation-related comics and animations
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Facebook and Twitter status updates
  • Links to other valuable informational resources
Scope of Services
Energy Awareness
Energy Audits
 

OWNER: City of Alexandria

TIMEFRAME: 2010 – 2012

SIZE: 140,000 people +/-

COST: $42,423


Highlights
  • Developed a web-based Green Building Resource Center.
  • Wrote over 40 energy efficiency resource articles for Alexandria residents and businesses.
  • Conducted energy surveys and energy audits on four commercial buildings to serve as case studies.