Archive for the tax credits and rebates 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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Energy Efficiency Incentives 2012 for central NC

Dear Ms. Green, Are there any tax incentives or rebates this year for increasing my home’s energy efficiency? What about financing? I really want 2012 to be the year I get an energy audit and follow up with weatherization, but I want to take advantage of whatever deals are out there. Chilly in Chapel Hill […]

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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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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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50% OFF weatherization! And CRAZY LOW prices on energy audits – if you join us in the Chapel Hill WISE homes + buildings program

This post is coming a little late since this program has been around about a month, but if you’re a Chapel Hill resident we want to make sure you know about the Chapel Hill WISE homes +buildings program, where Chapel Hill homeowners can get a professional energy audit for $50 (!!!!!) and follow-up weatherization for […]

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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: tax credits and rebates for 2011

Dear Mr. Energy, Are there any new tax credits or rebates for energy audits or weatherization for 2011? I really want to work on making my house more energy efficient this year but I want to make the most of my money. —Budget conscious in Bonlee Dear Budget, The answer is yes! And no. Yes, […]

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Foam insulation? Blown-in cellulose? Fiberglass? Which is best? Which is greenest? Which should you use?

I just read a great q+a on the Green Home Guide about soy-based spray foam and whether it’s a good option for a heretofore uninsulated attic in a 1920s home.  If you are currently investigating insulation or weatherization be sure to read the whole thing, including the comments at the end. I think it’s a […]

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Practically FREE energy audit through E-Conservation program, NC State Co-Op extension. Orange county residents pay attention!

As part of the E-Conservation program through the NC Co-op Extension, Orange County Co-op Extension will be offering a workshop on energy efficiency in Hillsborough on Tuesday, Sept. 21. People who attend the workshop may qualify for a full professional energy audit – homeowners pay $100 and the extension service picks up the rest. This […]

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