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Videos on Home EE Benefits

  People Who Save Energy make, sell, and install efficient products such as ENERGY STAR® appliances, build well-insulated homes, or offer energy-saving services such as weatherization. They are passionate about saving energy and how energy efficiency changed their lives and those around them.   Have you ever wondered how much more efficient and least costly a home would be if it were built inside like a car?  Here’s a video that speaks to just that!   To learn about the many benefits of energy efficient homes, watch this video from ENERGY STAR about how homes certified to the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program’s standards are better than standard homes… in many ways!   Watch this video from ACEEE to learn how improving your home’s energy efficiency helps address the negative impacts of childhood asthma.   Want to learn more about ENERGY STAR homes?  Watch this video below from the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance.   Interested in learning how your home’s energy usage compares to others?  Ask for a Home Energy Rating from a certified professional.  Watch the below video to find out how!   Interested in LEED certified homes?  Watch this video from USGBC on the benefits of LEED homes.   Watch the below video to learn about the benefits of air sealing including energy savings and improved indoor air quality.   Is this the world’s most energy efficient home? Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy Looking for more videos?  Visit the NC State Cooperative Extension’s Energy Conservation Program’s website for helpful videos on home energy...

10-11-12 for Energy Efficiency

Lowering your home’s energy usage and saving money because of it is as simple as 10-11-12! 10 simple and inexpensive DIY home energy efficiency solutions including… Phantom load power strips and automated electric shut-off devices CFL and LED bulbs Duct sealing Water heater blanket Faucet aerators and toilet water saving devices Programmable thermostat Weather-stripping Caulking around windows and doors Pipe insulation Water efficiency devices … that will only cost you $1100 to perform on your own or with a contractor… … will save you $12,000 on energy bills in your home over the next ten years!  ...

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications:  Popular reports, studies and more on home energy efficiency in NC and the US are provided here. Report outlines why your NC electric bill is increasing (NCSEA). 2013 study on the impact of EE certified homes in NC (NCEEA). Economics, employees and environment keys to EE buildings in NC (USGBC). EE as a low-cost resource for achieving carbon emissions reductions (EPA). Low income energy efficiency programs reduce energy use and so much more (NRDC). Owners of energy efficient homes are 32% less likely to default on their mortgage (IMT). Energy Conservation Saves Pitt County Schools $256,000 (WITN). Students Learn Hands-On About Energy Conservation (LillieNews.com). Scholarly report that evaluates usage of energy products and adoption of new energy behaviors among homeowners (NC Cooperative Extension). Click here to view “A Consumer Guide to Minimum Standards for Energy Efficiency”. Click here for publications written by the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance. Click here for helpful publications provided by the NC Cooperative Extension Home Energy Management Program including: How to select an Energy Auditor Air sealing and insulation resources Saving energy and money through energy efficient appliances Energy saving tips for windows Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)...

Helpful Websites

Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site?  Try one of these helpful websites:   Energy Organizations American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s consumer website American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s “Smarter House” website Building Performance Institute’s consumer website Click here to take the “home quiz” and find out where your home’s energy waste is coming from. Energy Codes Ocean’s consumer action website NC Cooperative Extension’s Home Energy Management Program US Green Building Council, North Carolina Chapter’s resources webpage eXtension’s website for home energy research and training NC GreenPower North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association Advanced Energy   Government Organizations U.S. Department of Energy’s “Energy Saver” website NC State Energy Office Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Blog Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC)   Energy Media/News Home Power Magazine Home Energy Magazine Renewable Energy News: Renewable Energy World Breaking Energy   Helpful Guides ThermostatCenter Thermostat Guide Green Home Resource Guide via ReviewLab Southern California Edison Light Bulb Chart Energy.Gov Landscaping Infographic Progress Energy: 100 Ways to Save Energy Home Energy Pros Advanced Energy: Helpful Crawlspace Information 50waystohelp.com N.C. Home Energy Management website   Energy Efficiency: Buildings EPA Building Upgrade Manual Department of Energy – Building Energy Modeling How to perform ASHRAE procedures for building energy audits United States Green Building Council: LEED Certification   Energy Incentives Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) NC Cooperative Extension Home Energy Management Program Tax Credits Page Energy.Gov: Tax Credits, Rebates and Savings Page ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder PSNC Energy Incentives Duke Energy Progress Incentives Duke Energy Incentives...