Accelerating AppalachiaTM, the nation’s first business accelerator focused on nature-based companies, has officially launched and is seeking entrepreneurs for its inaugural class. The mentor and investor driven program is aimed at attracting and growing innovative, high-impact ventures in areas such as food products, agroforestry, fiber, green building, craft… Continue
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HICKORY, N.C., Mar 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- If an intelligent building can control temperature, security and other operational features, then it should also be able to turn on and off lights automatically.
As more people discover that LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are a more energy-efficient and longer-lasting option than standard fluorescent bulbs, their popularity continues to grow. That increased popularity is leading architects and facility managers to become more… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 20, 2012 at 2:30pm —
After a stormy day, Appalachian State shines brightly at night at West Potomac Park in DC. Vote here: http://bit.ly/sdpoll
Added by Matt Raker on September 25, 2011 at 11:35am —
Each year, NCSEA presents awards to businesses and individuals who show exemplary innovation and leadership in advancing the clean energy economy in North Carolina. Nominations may be made online by peers, partners or the business or individual themselves. Award winners will be announced at…
Added by Matt Raker on September 9, 2011 at 11:59am —
Please join the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Advantage West, and Global Institute for Sustainable Technologies as they host a seminar and discussion on evolving clean energy trends in Western North Carolina. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
The seminar follows the release… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on June 20, 2011 at 12:02pm —
A group of local business and government leaders also want to transform Western North Carolina's economy and make the region a hub for clean-energy investment. A new project launched this week will evaluate the region's green economy and find ways to generate jobs and attract investment in energy efficiency, sustainable building technologies, renewable energy and low-emission vehicles.
Read the full article in the… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 9, 2011 at 9:30am —
Effort aimed at growing and marketing the region’s potential in energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean vehicles industries
Western North Carolina’s green economy is growing — and getting cleaner. A coalition of leaders from the economic development, education and government… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 7, 2011 at 5:48pm —
The N.C. Building Code Council decided to order the increase in home energy efficiency and to consider changes to building standards that could cut building costs by 15 percent. Commercial buildings would be required to meet a 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency. The new standards would call for more energy-efficient windows and insulation, for example. Gov. Bev Perdue's office and homebuilders negotiated the list of proposed offsets to the cost of building a home to state standards.… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on January 21, 2011 at 6:35pm —
GE and its venture capital and strategic partners are launching the next phase of its $200 million ecomagination Challenge, "Powering Your Home", which calls for innovations in harnessing and managing energy at home. We will be accepting ideas from January 18 through March 1, 2011 at www.ecomagination.com/challenge. In… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on January 11, 2011 at 10:16am —
Western Carolina University will implement a program this spring to fund student internships centered on energy efficient-focused building management.
A grant of nearly $250,000 from the N.C. Department of Commerce State Energy Office was recently awarded to the WCU Kimmel School for a program called INTERNSHIP: Integrating Novel Technologies for Energy Revolution by Nurturing Students and Helping Industry Partners. Under the program, a student’s pay for qualifying internships will be… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on January 5, 2011 at 12:06pm —
Last week, Facebook, the world's largest online social network, announced that it will built a LEED-Gold certified data center in Rutherford County. In using new technology, the company expects the new facility to be one of the most energy efficient data centers in the country.
The project represents a $450 million investment in western North Carolina and will create 250 jobs during construction and then 35-45 full time employees once the… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on November 15, 2010 at 2:52pm —
This message announces the availability of nearly $293 million in current or upcoming funding opportunities for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that can be used to support climate and energy… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 14, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Washington, DC (Sept. 24, 2010) – As a result of a strategic alliance between the National Center for Sustainability and MDS10 Architects of Asheville, North Carolina, the United States will soon have its first “pure” cross laminated timber (CLT) structure—a 78-foot bell tower adjacent to Myers Memorial United Methodist Church in Gastonia, North Carolina—as well as a showpiece for demonstrating the environmental, performance and cost benefits of this unique wood product.
Added by Matt Raker on October 7, 2010 at 6:42am —
Added by Matt Raker on September 23, 2010 at 3:52pm —
The Climate Protection Partnerships Division at EPA seeks proposals from eligible entities to advance national, regional, state, and local energy efficiency programming by using market-based Continue
approaches to program design and delivery. Proposals must demonstrate the
potential to create a sustainable change in the market for energy efficient
products, services, and best…
Added by Matt Raker on September 17, 2010 at 3:04pm —
Asheville-based, Hemp Technologies which distributes and installs an innovative hemp-based green wall system as well as other products has one of their hemp-built houses featured on CNN.See the video of this coverage here
Added by Matt Raker on August 26, 2010 at 1:29pm —
The Mountain Green Conference, to be held next Wednesday June 23, continues its tradition of combining an relevant and valuable program with excellent networking opportunities. This year, the conference is bringing together WNC's best in green building, design and community sustainability with a new member of the discussion, the region's large and significant eldercare community. When you consider WNC's attractiveness for retirees, excellence in holistic health care, and projected demographic… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on June 18, 2010 at 11:02am —
(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) June 10, 2010 – Registrations are still available for the 2010 MOUNTAIN GREEN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE, to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 23 at Warren Wilson College in Asheville. The event will focus on construction and design strategies for those serving the aging population. It will also address sustainable residential design elements and engineering strategies for managing wastewater. Continue
The fourth annual event targets…
Added by Matt Raker on June 15, 2010 at 12:30pm —
A new partnership based here hopes to revolutionize the construction industry in the U.S. with a more environmentally sound building technology pioneered in Europe.
The Sustainable Cross Laminated Technologies Group will manufacture and import wood panels that can be used to build everything from single-family… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on June 7, 2010 at 5:30pm —