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About trianglegreenhomes

EcoBroker, Realtor, Environmentalist and tireless advocate for green housing. Helping clients find a high performance home or make their current home more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and improve the indoor air quality.

EcoBroker Education in Raleigh May 21-23


USGBC Triangle Chapter and the Association Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (AEERP) partnered up to sponsor the 3-day EcoBroker Certification course Monday-Wedneday this week.  What a treat to have CEO John Beldock instructing!  He’s so passionate about EcoBroker, knowledgeable … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR Adoption – NCEEA 2nd Annual Summit-Part II


So, is 30% significant?  You betcha!!!    NC is now in the 25% club along with the early adopters in the SW.  NC catapulted to the top quartile by more than doubling the market penetration from 2008-2010.  2012 numbers are expected … Continue reading

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Electric cars…cordless charging!!!


Cordless charging is a game changer allowing people without a garage to own an electric car and the added bonus is that Evatran is local to the Triangle. Last March I test drove the Nissan LEAF and was enchanted with the … Continue reading

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More green than shamrocks in Raleigh in March


While thousands were wearing the green at yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, others are starting their greens in the garden. Notable news, NCSU scientists have perfect a new mildew resistant strain of the spring beauty, the dogwood tree. According to N&O … Continue reading

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From One Seed, Premier of the film


As part of the time-honored tradition of Meredith’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Bill Landis presented the community with the premier of his film, “Seed”. This engaging 28 minute film chronicles the journey from seed to tomato plant and finally to the … Continue reading

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NC Energy Efficiency Alliance 2nd Annual Summit


NC Energy Efficiency Alliance 2nd Annual Summit February 22, 2012 The NCEEA summit was hosted in Raleigh and packed with success stories!  For eighteen months the NCEEA has been educating stakeholders and promoting energy efficiency to North Carolina consumers.  The … Continue reading

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Recycling electronics


It’s this time of the year that folks are upgrading laptops and getting new electronic toys!  One of my favorite places, Purple Elephant has closed its doors after 5 years. As of JULY 1, 2011, Computer Equipment is BANNED FROM … Continue reading

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GreenNC and so much more!


To all my readers, I apologize for letting so much time lapse since I last posted to my blog. So much has been going on all summer and yet to come this year. Topics to cover in this post: The … Continue reading

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Plug-in conference in Raleigh July 18–21


Raleigh has been the host of several high profile national environmental conferences since the new Silver LEED certified convention center opened in 2008.  Wow that was 3 years ago already! 2010 National Green Building Conference May 16-18 American Solar Energy … Continue reading

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