Looking for advanced information, data, reports and more on how home energy efficiency benefits North Carolina residents and businesses?  You’ve come to the right place!  Choose from any of the options below.  Don’t find what you’re looking for?  Use the contact form below to ask us, or simply email Info@BuildingNC.org or call 919-841-6207.

Home Energy in NC:  Here you will find helpful information on the impact of home energy efficiency in North Carolina.  Click here for information on:

  • How NC measures up compared to other states.
  • How energy efficient schools like Sandy Creek Elementary in Hoke County save $20 million dollars in operating costs due to lower operating costs and improved durability.
  • The positive impact of energy efficient home certifications in NC.
  • Why energy efficient homes in NC carry a higher appraised value than standard homes.
  • Why your NC electric bill is increasing due to costly electricity generation from fossil fuels.
  • How economics, the environment and employees play a role in clean energy in NC.
  • And much more!

Home Energy in US:  Here you will find general information on the impact of home energy efficiency in the US.  Click here to learn how to:

  • Energy efficiency trends in residential buildings.
  • Why US homes built after 1999 are using just 2% more energy on average than homes built prior despite being 30% larger on average.
  • Why energy efficiency is being used as the first and best option in reducing carbon emissions across the country.
  • How and why consumer preference for energy efficient homes is increasing every year.
  • And much more!

Industry Research:  Provided below are links to reports, studies and other resources on the benefits, opportunities and more for home energy efficiency.  Click here for helpful information on:

  • The national-leading growth of NC’s clean energy economy.
  • The largest contributors to energy waste in homes.
  • And much more!

Articles & Publications:  Popular reports, studies and more on home energy efficiency in NC and the US are provided here.  Click here for helpful information on:

  • 2013 study on the impact of EE certified homes in NC (NCEEA).
  • 2011 study on the increased value of EE homes in NC and US (NCEEA).
  • Report outlines why your NC electric bill is increasing (NCSEA).
  • Energy efficiency trends in residential and commercial buildings (DOE).
  • Economics, employees and environment keys to EE buildings in NC (USGBC).
  • EE as a low-cost resource for achieving carbon emissions reductions (EPA).
  • Scholarly report that evaluates usage of energy products and adoption of new energy behaviors among homeowners (NC Cooperative Extension)