Archive for the energy audits Category

Money, money, money!

Spring is here, and Ms. Green’s green thumbs are itching! The right one itches because it’s time to garden, and the left one is itching because it’s the perfect time to think about saving money by saving energy. Have you seen that billboard on 15-501 heading north to Chapel Hill? The one with the sand […]

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An energy efficiency quiz!

The 2012 Ms. Green Energy Quiz – Do you know your energy efficiency facts? Readers, Ms. Green feels like she’s always hammering you over the head with the same basic information about energy efficiency, and yet she is worried that while many of you nod your heads when reading her informed and charming responses to […]

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Why get a home energy audit?

A couple of months ago the Piedmont Environment Alliance asked me to do a little article for their newsletter, the PeaPod, about energy audits. So I did! Here it is: When Piedmont Environmental Alliance asked me to write an article explaining why its members should get a home energy audit I had a simple answer […]

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We got a BIG grant to HELP small businesses in Chatham + Lee counties!!

We are very excited to announce that the North Carolina Green Business Fund has seen fit to award our business a grant of almost $120,000 to provide extremely low-cost energy audits and follow-up weatherization to (very) small businesses in Chatham and Lee counties! The small businesses need to be located in commercial property that was […]

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Feelin’ hot hot hot! Need new air conditioner? Need new windows? NOPE!

This little piggy is HOT! So hot! Is it because he needs a new air conditioner or heat pump? Is it because he needs new windows? Is it that he just needs to suck it up and suffer? Nope. Probably not. Piggy is HOT because he lives in a leaky, poorly insulated and poorly sealed […]

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Carrboro Wise Program

Hey – Carrboro people! Your attention, please! Thanks to the town of Carrboro and the BetterBuildings program, the Carrboro WISE Buildings program has now expanded to include residential properties! Yahoo for Carrboro homeowners! And it’s a pretty good deal, too: $150 subsidy for professional energy audits and possible inclusion in a $425 subsidy towards air-sealing […]

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Cool, easy energy “audit” tool: Energy Savvy

A couple of weeks ago Mark and Adrienne (the owners of Home Performance NC) attended the ACI National conference in San Francisco. ACI=Affordable Comfort Institute, which is an industry organization that pretty much covers what we do here at Home Performance NC: energy audits/assessments and weatherization. It was a great conference (although perhaps not something […]

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HomeStar (the energy efficiency/weatherization/home improvement national program) isn’t dead yet!

The White House blogged yesterday that Home Star, the energy efficiency/residential retrofit/weatherization/home improvement program where homeowners can get rebates for energy efficiency improvements, is still being promoted by the White House. Here at Home Performance NC (and dare I say, in many of the homes/offices of people doing our kind of work) we kind of […]

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Dear Mr. Energy: Quick and cheap home energy fixes I can do myself?

Dear Mr. Energy, I have an energy audit scheduled for next month, but in the meantime ere there any quick and cheap things I can do around my house to be more energy efficient? —Want to Save in Wendell Dear Want to Save, You are speaking Mr. Energy’s language with this question. First, you’ve scheduled […]

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Baby it’s cold outside!

Holy crow, central NC – it is cold outside! Takes our owners, Mark and Adrienne, right back to their days of youth in New England. It’s almost cold enough to wear our old wool sweaters from college…and definitely cold enough to put on an extra fleece. Brr! Canadian air go home! So – it’s cold […]

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