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Green Building

Best Practices for Ventilation in NC

Maximizing Comfort, Health and Durability As the summer abruptly draws to a close in North Carolina, the dramatic effects of humidity and moisture in the Southeast can be clearly seen. Most of the Carolinas are classified as climate zones 3 and 4, which means that we have hot, often unbearably humid summers which quickly transform into cold, dry winters. This presents some unique challenges in high performance buildings as controlling moisture may be the biggest

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Green Building

Here’s the Scoop on the 2018 North Carolina Energy Conservation Code

Hopefully by now you’re all aware that NC will be adopting a new building code on January 1st, 2019 (if not, pay extra close attention). This new code will be in place until 2024. As your energy experts, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the most notable changes to the new 2018 NCECC.  Here are the top 5 changes we think you’ll want to pay close attention to: 1. Soffitt Baffles A long standing

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Solar

Solar Federal Tax Credit: What Is and Isn’t Eligible

We’ve seen a lot of suspect practices in the solar industry recently. One that irks us the most is bundling. The Federal renewable energy tax credit is a great incentive for going solar, but it is unjust to abuse it. Whether it’s tacking efficiency measures or the cost of re-roofing onto a solar project, there are many items to be aware of that don’t qualify. Not only is this practice irresponsible and dishonest by the

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Green Building

ERI – The New REScheck?

North Carolina is ramping up for the roll out of our new residential code on January 1st, 2019. You can expect a detailed breakdown of the new code from us in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you one of the more noteworthy changes — the switch to the Energy Rating Index (ERI). Let’s start with a look back to the REScheck and how the new ERI option will create

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Solar

5 Heartbreaking Situations in the NC Solar Industry Right Now

The North Carolina solar industry is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Since the announcement of the new Duke solar rebate in January, we’ve seen many unfamiliar faces join us in the NC solar market. Whether these solar installers are from out of state or are newly formed, a new dynamic has been introduced to our area’s solar industry. As an established local solar installer, we’ve been witnessing many changes to the competitive market

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