Energy Efficiency Business Workshop – Session 2

This free workshop is hosted by Blue Horizons. Duke Energy representatives will be on hand to discuss an array of energy efficiency programs and technical assistance available for businesses in Buncombe County. Not only will these resources help your business save energy and money, but your participation will help transition...

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Energy Efficiency Business Workshop – Session 1

This free workshop is hosted by Blue Horizons. Duke Energy representatives will be on hand to discuss an array of energy efficiency programs and technical assistance available for businesses in Buncombe County. Not only will these resources help your business save energy and money, but your participation will help transition...

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Do this…. not that (Pinterest edition)

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I'm usually the first to know about new home design trends because I spend a lot of time in new homes.  If it comes with an energy penalty, I'm the first to sound the alarm.  And if it ends up causing other problems, I get that feedback pretty quickly from...

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New Energy Code Training Materials Available

Amy Musser
The North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance has recently completed a study to identify commonly missed requirements of the North Carolina energy code, and they have followed that up with some training materials to help builders improve their homes.  The training materials are available online at the NCEEA web site.  What...

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Green building pitfalls of tiny homes

Amy Musser
What could be greener than a tiny home? They use so many fewer resources than a traditional home that they should almost get a free pass in the green building world, shouldn’t they? Almost, but not quite. With tiny homes becoming more popular, let’s explore some green building pitfalls that...

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Buffer spaces are (almost always) evil

Amy Musser
I encounter a lot of “semi-conditioned” spaces in my work. Homeowners inexplicably seem to love them, and builders and architects don’t do enough to talk them out of it.  Please, just say NO to the buffer space. What I’m trying to help people do in green building is actually quite...

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