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This column has useful links that help groups, individuals and teams save Energy $ / kWh.

Note: To save energy there must be a baseline metric to show where you are today with your carbon foot-print.

To motivate lower energy use, Go to the “Register” link below with your Electric bill and enter your data in this FREE database so you and your family / employees can see the results of their efforts to reduce energy consumption.

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A simple 3 step process guides occupants in the Steps / metrics needed to save energy $/ kWh.

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All of these entities deserve your support and patronage as they have clearly shown how a true commitment to energy savings is good for the environment, business, membership and ongoing client retention – Visit their websites today (below)

Airlie Center (LEED)

Barrel Oak Winery

Brookside Communities

Caretakers Of God's Creation

Chestnut Forks

EarthCraft House(VA)

Energized Fauquier

Fauquier Chamber of Commerce

Fauquier County Government

Fauquier County Schools (LEED)

Fauquier Livestock Exchange


Great Harvest Bread Co

Highland School (LEED)


Jesse Straight Pastured Poultry

Pearmund Cellars

Piedmont Internal Medicine

Poplar Springs

Red Truck Bakery


The Fauquier Bank

Thermostat Wars
Thermostat Wars

Times Democrat

Vint Hill

Vint Hill EDA

Vint Hill Winery

Windy Hill Foundation

Chestnut Forks Tennis and Fitness Club

Chestnut Forks Tennis and Fitness Club ( ) was originally launched in 1975 by Chip Maloney. Today, son Derek runs operations, deploys new initiatives, and constructs strategic planning with both staff and client input.

Energy, sustainability and environmental footprints have always been addressed as a top priority by management.

Many years ago, an open loop geothermal system (see photo) was installed to heat and cool the indoor tennis courts (4) which have a huge volume of air.

Note: Department of Energy (DOE) measurement standards should be cost of energy per cubic foot, not square foot, to be relevant for todays’ buildings.

Chestnut Forks Geothermal

Photo courtesy Michael Rainger – November 2012. Note the ceiling insulation behind the geothermal unit (1 of 3) with a supporting system of insulated pipes.

Upgrades are under consideration such as retrofitting a closed loop geothermal system.

Older buildings and HVAC equipment deteriorate as time passes. Energy costs rise along with kWh / BTU usage without preventative measures.

In 2012, Chestnut Forks employed the services of a local energy conservation / sustainability subject matter expert, Michael Rainger.

Energy usage was benchmarked using free technology available at via the Register process on the Home page. Past usage (18 months) was analyzed in excrutiating detail. Findings were reviewed with staff. Daily meter readings began. Changes were implemented.

This past winter (2012) - $3497 was saved in less than 90 days (8%).

Work continues and new issues are being addressed such as the (high) cost of power consumption operating the outdoor summer pool.

On May 15, 2013, Chestnut Forks Tennis and Fitness Club was recognized for their Energy Conservation / Sustainable Efforts at Poplar Springs – The Inn Spa, in Casanova Virginia, along with 8 other local entities. See Chip, Joan, Brandy and Derek in the photo gallery.

Chestnut Forks Tennis and Fitness Club

Chestnut Forks Athletic Club, established in 1975, is an indoor/outdoor tennis complex featuring the finest fitness facility in the Fauquier County area. Four indoor and four outdoor tennis courts are fully complimented by an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness club. We offer personal training, Lifelines group exercise, pilates and stability ball, as well as Cybex, Nautilus and Camstar Circuit training equipment. A wide range of cardio equipment, heavy bags, speed bags for boxing and kickboxing further compliment our fitness programming.

The Chestnut Forks Tennis Program is staffed by certified teaching pros who offer a wide variety of lessons and clinics for all ability levels and age groups. Our U.S.T.A leagues have produced very successful teams that have won district, state, and regional championships. The junior development covers all ages, is very comprehensive, and over the years, has led to the development of many high school and college players. The goal of our tennis staff is to teach a great sport which will last a lifetime.

Conveniently located off Route 29, one mile north of Warrenton and 11 miles south of Gainesville, Virginia, Chestnut Forks' facilities are available on a daily drop-in basis. Both short and long term memberships are offered.

Fitness - Kim Sieber - Fitness Director

The fitness facility is fully equipped with state of the art Cybex Eagle, Cybex VR2, Camstar, Nautilus and free weights. Each member receives the personal care and attention needed to help meet their fitness goals. Three orientation sessions are offered with each membership. The highly skilled professional staff will design a program to guarantee you look and feel your best.

Fitness membership includes unlimited use of the Fitness facility, unlimited Group Exercise classes, Body Pump, Boot Camp, Indoor Cycle Classes (M/3 Bikes), Pilates, Yoga, Chair Yoga and Active Adult Classes. Click here to download the Group Exercise schedule (pdf format). Click here to download exercise class descriptions.

Person Training and Small Group Training: Personal training will help you achieve your fitness goals faster, enhance your sports game and rejuvenate your workouts. Small Group Training makes fitness affordable and fun, while providing accountably, encouragement, education and social support. 


Head Tennis Professional, John Dokken, is assisted by Derek Maloney in providing instruction on all aspects of tennis from basic stroke production to competitive play for juniors and adults. Choose from a wide variety of programs all geared toward helping you become the best tennis player you can be.

Adult members can participate in private and/or group tennis lessons, clinics and USTA Team Practices, Cardio Tennis, Pro Workout, Stroke of the Week, and Doubles Strategy Clinics.

The Chestnut Forks Junior Tennis Academy has classes for all ages 4 – 18. Doubles Leagues and Season Reservation Court Time are available.

For more information on Tennis Programing see Events or contact Aimee O’Connor, Director of tennis, at

Parties: The tennis courts are available for parties on Saturday nights from 7:30pm - 12am.

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