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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Trendwatch: Edison light bulbs

Amy Musser
One of the fun parts of rating new homes for programs like Energy Star and Greenbuilt North Carolina is that we get to see a lot of new homes.  Whenever there are new trends in residential design, we know about it.  And every once in a while, there’s a trend...

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Seeing the light: myths about light bulbs

Amy Musser
One of the most surprising and frustrating aspects of working in the “energy efficiency industry” is the sheer number and prevalence of myths about light bulbs.  Buying a light bulb and putting it in a residential light fixture just is not that complicated.  (This sounds like the great lead-in for...

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