Today is the LAST DAY to register for Building Science/General Theory on May 12.
Welcome new and renewing members...
to Shannon Rippy and Steve Mott of Mott Roofscaping for organizing the season's Green Socials, the first of which was held on April 29. Thanks also to Dean Snyder of Ecocential Energy for entertaining guests with live music and green humor.
Save the date...
Green Socials are Back!
Casual networking with live music on the
last Thursday of each month. $1 cover, cash bar.
Wednesday, May 12
CFGBA hosts a presentation by
Builders of Hope has a unique way to make home ownership a reality for working families. The organization rescues homes from demolition that would otherwise end up in landfills. These houses are either moved to planned neighborhoods for rehabilitation or rebuilt on-site, using green building standards. All are sold at cost to working families who earn below the median income.
Building Science - General Theory
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CFGBA is the proud recipient of a prestigious grant award from:
|Obama: No drilling until investigation over (Washington Post)
The White House vowed Friday that no expansion of offshore oil drilling will take place until federal investigations are completed into a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which is sending tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil lapping toward Louisiana's shores....
| New Going Green radio show
May 1 broadcast features Home Star program
The Going Green Radio Show makes its debut Saturday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on WAAV 980-AM. The new show will provide a platform for green and clean tech businesses and industries to communicate and educate about products, services, rebate programs, tax incentives and other relevant topics. Hosted by Jeff Achterberg and co-produced by Maribeth Achterberg of Verity Property Maintenance and Inspections, the first show will feature Greg Krantz who will talk about the Home Star program. Currently being considered by Congress, Home Star, also known as Cash for Caulkers, would provide $6 billion in stimulus funds for consumer rebates on energy efficiency retrofits.
Styrofoam available for reuse
Possible to re-purpose as insulation
Green Coast Recycling has 35-40 pallets or approximately 18,000 panels of styrofoam available for reuse, possibly as insulation. For more information, contact Clifton Cash at 910-471-7747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Platinum sponsor spotlight
Piedmont Natural Gas seeks LEED certification for two operation centers
With over one million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Piedmont Natural Gas proves to be an environmentally responsible company by promoting sustainable technology practices. Piedmont is currently seeking LEED certification for its two newest operation centers in Tarboro, NC and Nashville, TN.
Natural gas is clean, efficient and domestically abundant, emitting 43% less CO2 than coal, 28% less CO2 than oil, and 17% less CO2 than propane. The main message that Piedmont conveys to its customers is that the direct use of natural gas, such as powering household appliances, significantly lowers a home’s carbon footprint. Natural gas retains 90% of its energy from source to site, making natural gas distribution one of the most energy efficient delivery systems in the world.
The tankless water heater, one of many energy efficient appliances promoted by Piedmont, is a state-of-the- art, energy efficient water heating system that uses a gas powered heat exchanger to heat water only when you need it. In fact, ENERGY STAR qualified gas tankless water heaters installed in 2010 are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit.
Cathy Pleasant, one of two residential sales representatives in the Wilmington office, says, “We support the CFGBA largely because we feel, as one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels, that we fit into the environmental movement to be a cleaner, greener society. Piedmont believes in the efficient use of all energy sources and recognizes that it is the responsible direction for the building industry”.
Written by: Emily Gove, CFGBA intern
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