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to Nick Lauretta, John Buechele, Kyle Davies, Donna Uguccioni, Kate Jones, Mary Tavares and Patricia Jones for staffing CFGBA's exhibit at the Earth Day Festival.
Save the date...
April 24-25 and May 1-2
Parade of Homes 2010
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Thursday, April 29
Roof of Reel Café
Green Socials are Back!
Casual networking with live music on the
last Thursday of each month. $1 cover, cash bar.
Friday, April 30
Last Day for Registration!
Building Science-General Theory
Wednesday, May 12
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Full day training on the house as a system. The principles of heat, air and moisture transfer applied to home construction, and common construction flaws, which lead to problems with occupant health, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency. Presented by CFGBA and taught by Skye Dunning (HERS Energy Rater, BPI Building Analyst, BPI Envelope Professional, Verifier/Rater for Energy Star Residential, NC Healthy Built Homes, NAHB Green, LEED-H).
CFGBA is the proud recipient of a prestigious grant award from:
Greensboro Gets $5 Million for Energy Retrofitting (digtriad)
The City of Greensboro announced on Wednesday they received funding from the US Department of Energy to retrofit houses and buildings.
The $5 million grant is for building energy efficiency retrofitting on more than 5,000 housing units and 125 non-residential buildings...
The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges (Princeton Review)
U.The Princeton Review and the US Green Building Council partnered to publish a guide to 286 U.S. colleges and universities that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to sustainability.
In North Carolina, Appalachian State University, Brevard College, Duke University, Elon University, Guilford College, North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University and Warren Wilson College made the list ...
Home-in-progress showcases Energy Star framing during Parade of Homes
This year, the Parade of Homes features a residence by Mark Johnson Custom Homes that has intentionally been left in the construction phase to illustrate Energy Star framing requirements. Other green components on display will be an 1800 gallon underground cistern for gathering rain water, and an underground drip irrigation system, which uses up to 70% less water than maintaining the same size lawn with sprinklers.
The home is located at 1010 Natural Springs Way in Waterford of the Carolinas in Leland. The Parade of Homes takes place April 24-25 and May 1-2 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Signature Plumbing embraces innovation
In August of 2000, Randall Siegel and Jeff Hughes, started a small plumbing business. Ten years later, Signature Plumbing has grown into a thriving, innovative company that not only offers premium grade conventional commercial and residential plumbing but also provides green solutions for sustainable living. These include solar thermal systems, rain water cistern systems, grey water systems, and photovoltaic solar systems.
Signature Plumbing has recently hired Josiah Snovel, a UNCW graduate, to manage the company’s solar division. He has attended the Solar Energy International institute in Colorado and has two years of experience as a field technician, working with solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, and solar pool heating systems.
In a team design effort, Signature Plumbing provided the grey water system for the 3404 Talon Court project. This grey water system is one of many ways that a homeowner can reduce water consumption.
Signature Plumbing is dedicated to evolving into a company that provides homeowners and homebuilders with the option to incorporate sustainable plumbing systems into their design. One example is a solar thermal system that provides hot water for the home and hot tub at a residence on the Intracoastal Waterway. The company also provided plumbing for UNCW’s new residence halls and educational facilities that incorporate reverse osmosis drinking water systems.
Signature Plumbing is slated to work on the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s new research facility, which is currently in the planning stage. Plans for Signature’s involvement in the construction of the research facility include the installation of a solar water heating system, a grey water system and rain water reclamation.
“We feel alternative energy is important. The Cape Fear region is in need of education on the subject of renewables and there is money to be made here," Siegel says," It’s a win-win situation.”
Written by: Emily Gove, CFGBA intern
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