Category Archives: Energy Star

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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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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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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6th Annual Green Home Tour this weekend and next


the 6th Annual Green Home Tour sponsored by the Green Home Builders of the Triangle starts tonight with homes open Saturday and Sunday this weeekend (May 14-15) and next (May 21-22) In case you haven’t seen this already it is … Continue reading

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HBA of Raleigh-Wake County Spring Home Tour


The Raleigh-Wake County Home Builder Association Third Annual Spring Home Tour is this weekend…yikes!  It snuck up on me.  I’m so used to promoting the Green Home Builders of the Triangle Green Home Tour in May that I forgot the … 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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Tax Free Back to Schol Weekend Aug 6-8 + Nov 5-7 for ENERGY STAR Appliances


It’s that time of year again…back to school tax free shopping! BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING AUGUST 6-8th You can take advantage of the tax free items even if you are NOT a student. Here’s the basics on G.S. 105-164.13C. Perfect … Continue reading

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Free Stainless Steel Upgrade a good deal?


Last minute reminder about the GE stainless steel upgrade offer ending July 7th.  What makes more sense, upgrading to stainless steel or finding an ENERGY STAR refrigerator? The GE offer includes select models of the Profile series of refrigerators, ranges, … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program —maybe!


The ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program was so successful this spring over the Earth Day weekend that there may not be enough money left for the second round.  NC was allotted $9 million of federal money for the program. However, … Continue reading

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