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Rethink Energy: Free Green Renovation and Home Building Resource

This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. Got a question? Email us at [email protected]!

Have you been thinking about a home renovation, expansion, or new construction in 2016?

You aren’t alone. More than 200 Arlingtonians have used Green Home Choice to help make their homes energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable. Green Home Choice is a FREE County program that can be used for renovation projects or new home construction. The Green Home Choice program goes beyond just creating an energy efficient home, it also includes key areas such as tree and site preservation, water efficiency, indoor air quality, waste reduction, and stormwater management.

We’ve written before about how people focus on fuel efficiency when buying a car , but don’t often consider energy efficiency when buying or renovating a house. Home comfort is clearly an issue for Arlingtonians, as 73% of the 452 respondents to our November ARLnow poll noted home comfort issues. Given the investment you make and the amount of time you spend in your home, you should get what you pay for with a comfortable and efficient home.

Whether you are a homeowner, developer, architect, or builder, Green Home Choice can help you rethink your next construction project to enhance the quality and value of your home. Keep an eye out for future features of Green Home Choice projects here on the AIRE ARLnow column.

For more information about the program, visit the Green Home Choice Website: http://bit.ly/ArlingtonGreenHomeChoice or contact Helen Reinecke-Wilt at [email protected]

The views and opinions expressed in the column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ARLnow.com.

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St. Charles offers a play-based curriculum in a welcoming, Christ-centered environment.

Our program focuses on socio-emotional development and kindergarten readiness through hands-on and engaging activities. Our programs offer different schedules ranging from 7:30 am-5:30 pm for students, ages 2-5. We feature a full-day Jr. kindergarten class for older 4’s/5’s. Our facility includes a full-sized gymnasium, school chapel, and library. All of our students enjoy music and physical education weekly. Children have an opportunity to participate in enrichment classes such as soccer, basketball, ballet, and science.

We offer Summer Camp with weekly themes and twice a week water play, including Fun Friday moon bounce. Please join us for our Open House Feb. 3 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Click here to sign-up.

For more information or to schedule a tour, visit us at www.stcharlesarlington.org or call (703) 527-0608.

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