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Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, Charlotte, NC
The Southeast Construction & Demolition Recycling Conference
Construction and Demolition (C&D) recycling is a growing movement and an essential element in green construction. The conference explores C&D impacts and opportunities. More...
Wednesday, December 8
Savings Programs from Progress Energy
Homeowners! Learn how to take advantage of cash rebates for home energy efficiency improvements, photovoltaic systems and solar hot water.
Contractors! Learn how to become one of Progress Energy's pre-qualified contractors. (See story in this issue)
101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply, NC
Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Awards Banquet More...
CFGBA Training Center
Building Analyst/Envelope Professional Combined Training
BPI approved training prepares trainees for Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certifications. More...
P.O. Box 1768
Wilmington NC 28402
Joy Allen, Executive Director
The holidays are filled with twinkling lights, homemade meals and trips to see relatives - all of which can put a dent in your pocketbook and take the shine off the season. To help avoid becoming a penny-pinching Scrooge, consider saving money this holiday season by being more energy efficient...
When it comes to architectural and landscape design, Lara Berkley, ASLA/LEED AP, and Scott Ogden, AIA/LEED AP, work literally from the ground up. Partners in B+O Design Studio, located at 205 Princess Street, Berkley and Ogden help homeowners turn green into a lifestyle, not just a practice. The pair began their own firm to bring sustainable building practices to Wilmington with the hopes of adding a more creative edge to eco-design, something Ogden believes people are already searching for. “People come to us, asking for it,” he says...
| Savings programs from Progress Energy
CFGBA monthly meeting, December 8
Informational presentations about Progress Energy's savings programs will be the focus of the December 8 meeting of the CFGBA.
Homeowners will learn how to save money, save energy and receive cash rebates through Progress Energy's Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP) and SunSense.
Rebates are available for:
• attic insulation and leak sealing
• duct repair/replacement
• energy efficient windows
• high efficiency HVAC
• geothermal heat pumps
Rebates up to $10,000 will be offered for solar panels installed after January 1, 2011.
Contractors will find out how to become one of Progress Energy's pre-qualified contractors.
Matt Dunn will speak about HEIP, Progress Energy's residential retrofit program. Mark Tabert program manager for the utility's Residential Solar PV and Water Heating Programs, will speak about these programs which are part of SunSense.
Please bring toys to donate to Toys for Tots.
Volunteers needed for planning Earth Day Festival
The Wilmington Earth Day Alliance (EDA), the non-profit organization which plans the annual Earth Day Festival in Wilmington needs committed volunteers to help organize the 2011 event. Interested volunteers should be prepared to devote about 2 hours per month to the EDA throughout the year with more time required during March and April.
To learn more or to join the EDA, contact Shannon Culpepper, New Hanover County Environmental Programs Assistant at 910-798-4452 or by email. For additional information about the festival, visit the Wilmington Earth Day web site.
Can we hire your house?
CFGBA seeks a few houses in the downtown area to be used for field training during our BPI-approved classes. The ideal house would have a low-efficiency gas furnace located in the main part of the residence. Homeowners will receive $100/day from the CFGBA for use of the house to train small groups of people. More information...