Category Archives: Energy Audits Assessments

Happy Earth Day!


Today is the traditional Earth Day celebration that started over three decades ago.  I was struck by a few statements in the history on the official website, http://www.earthday.org. First, it was a national movement supported by Republicans and Democrats Massive … Continue reading

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Fundamental changes to energy efficiency/green building needs your support NOW!


NC is poised to make history by implementing significant changes to building codes, appraisals and the Multiple Listings Services. Governor Purdue is supporting the historic initiatives that will increase the energy efficiency of new homes and value the energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Updating NC building codes to save energy


citizen input needed to urge adoption of 30% Efficiency Today’s N&O article, “Efficient Homes, Bane or Boon?” questions whether incorporating energy efficiency into new homes is cost effective and warranted during these difficult economic times. Multiple studies show that homes … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Assessments


US home uses about 21% of the country’s energy for warming, cooling and lighting. Most homes unless they are green built are NOT efficient and lose a significant percentage of the conditioned air due to leaks and improper or inadequate … Continue reading

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