Sep
23

Where are the Green Buildings in NC?

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NC GreenA study of national and state data commissioned by The North Carolina Building Performance Association and conducted by the Energy and Environmental Assistance
Office of UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center notes a 255 percent increase in the number of energy efficient (EE) and high performance (HP) home certifications in the Tar Heel State from 2010 to 2014, among other findings.

NCBPA founder and executive director Ryan Miller says the analysis was “the first swing of the bat” at the important task of quantifying the growing industry’s EE and HP designations as one. The ultimate goal of the project, Miller says, was to highlight and further green building momentum in the state. He also hopes the UNC Charlotte report could spur other entities to begin collecting EE and HP data together, which would create a new, less piecemeal resource for those following industry trends.

“Energy efficiency is not ‘sexy’ when compared to solar,” he says, “but our NC industry is two to three times the size — around $7 billion dollars revenue per year — of solar, offering more than just energy benefits and costing less with a very high return for those interested in the financial side.”

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