DURHAM, N.C., January 23, 2012 — Taking steps to improve energy efficiency and reduce its overall carbon footprint, the City of Asheville has initiated North Carolina’s first large-scale deployment of LED street lights. There are 3,643 LEDway® street lights from Durham-based manufacturer Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) being installed, with projected savings of $260,000 annually.
In the initial phase of the project, completed in June 2011, 730 street lights in Asheville’s River District…
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The Henderson County school district is getting high marks in energy efficiency this semester. Thirteen buildings from have earned ENERGY STAR labels this fall, after a thorough review from Morrisville-based Southern Energy Management (SEM). Included in the project are a dozen elementary, middle and high schools, along with the district’s Information Technology Center.…
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Energy Program Coordinator, Position #100755
This position will have responsibility for identifying and implementing assigned energy conservation programs on the NC State campuses. This work will include preparing program scope statements, specifications, and building data, as well as solicitation and evaluation of proposals, and making recommendations for award. Program schedule, completion and inspection of work performed, and documenting resulting energy savings are also included…Continue
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Mount Airy, N.C., the birthplace of Andy Griffith and the basis for his popular show’s town “Mayberry,” has gone solar.
“Tens of thousands of people visit Mount Airy each year in search of a simpler time and place, but this is a city that is preserving the best of its past, while embracing its future,” said Olee Joel Olsen, managing director at O2 Energies. “The six-acre solar farm opening today will generate clean energy for the residents and businesses of Mount Airy for generations…Continue
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The City of Greensboro is seeking a Sustainability Planner/Project Manager.
Position # 7588
Planner (Sustainability Planner/Project Manager)
Hiring Salary Range: $42,750-$48,108…
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Piedmont Environmental Alliance based out of Winston Salem is seeking a Project Manager. See the job description below.
Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) is seeking an experienced Project Manager to work on a part-time contract basis to oversee the development, launch, operations and analysis of an exciting new program. One-year commitment…
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Come to the Triad's largest sustainability exposition and learn how going green can help you save money and make money! The Triad’s free sustainability exposition being held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 1.
The GO Expo offers learning areas in several areas including gardening, school work and home energy use, and electric vehicles. Experts will be available to ask questions about specific topics including weatherization, solar energy, recycling, rain gardens, and…Continue
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Great review of Appalachian State's Performance so far at the Solar Decathlon! A third place in Architecture was received today!
..."But the People's Choice Award votes were going to the joint across the street, Appalachian State's Solar Homestead, a rambling collection of boxes with a great big shady porch, an outdoor kitchen, and a tiny in-law apartment. Maybe it was their eager outreach (team members were handing out mirrorized…Continue
Green jobs are integral to any effort to jumpstart our economy and reduce as rapidly as possible our 9.1 percent unemployment that rate. The rapid growth of green jobs will boost demand in our economy by reducing unemployment, make America more competitive in the global economy, and protect our public health—all of which will result in greater economic productivity and long-term economic prosperity. Here are the top 10 reasons why this is the case today and into the future:
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North Carolina because the first Southeastern state in the United States to adopt the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. In this, all investor- owned North Carolinian utilities are mandated to meet a minimum of 12.5 percent of their energy requirements via renewable energy resources and/or measures of energy efficiency. For rural electrical cooperatives, as well as municipal electric suppliers, the standard is only ten percent. Since the signing of the standard, North…Continue
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North Carolina's natural gas industry is pushing ahead with a strategy to promote cars powered by compressed natural gas.
Piedmont Natural Gas has four compressed-gas pumping stations - in Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, S.C., and Nashville, Tenn. - and plans to add four or five more in the Carolinas this year, catering initially to fleet vehicles.…Continue
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The report, “Breaking New Ground,” contains data from a survey of…Continue
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I know this isn't a WNC related article, but it was just too cool not to share!
Lawmakers in Nevada made a pretty forward-thinking move a couple weeks ago when they passed a measure ordering new regulations for driverless cars. Many vehicles already participate in once-human-driven activities like parking and skid control, and it’s not long until they’ll be…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on July 21, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments
UNC is seeking a dynamic, persuasive, creative, and analytical individual to update and maintain our greenhouse gas emissions inventories and advance our climate action plan. If you like to crunch numbers that tell a story, display data in compelling formats, evaluate new energy options, and champion new initiatives, then please apply today. The position closes July 15. …Continue
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The NC Energy Office Weatherization Assistance Program is recruiting for the below positions located in Wake County, Carteret County, and Asheville. The first 9 are temporary positions (through March of 2012) and are part of a multifamily pilot project. The last 2 are permanent positions with Weatherization and are located in the NC Energy Office in Raleigh.
Details and application instructions may be found below. If you know of anyone who may be interested in these…Continue
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Passage of the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) law in 2007 by the North Carolina General Assembly and incentives from the federal government are helping create a growing “clean industry” in the state, according to the NC Sustainable Energy Association.
North Carolina is now home to 1,792 companies focused on renewable energy, and the state is the site for 1,829 renewable energy systems, according to a new report…Continue
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Application Deadline: Open until filled with priority given to those who apply before June 10, 2011
Weaver Cooke Construction
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Looks like the “Google-Apple Corridor” is about to welcome neighbors from the Magic Kingdom. An affiliate of Walt Disney has bought land in the T5 Kings Mountain data center park in North Carolina, where local officials have been working to line up incentives for a mystery prospect, according to local media.
The Shelby Star…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on June 3, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments
Free workshops to provide training on North Carolina’s new energy conservation code and the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings, will be held around North Carolina in June. These presentations will provide the current NC energy code requirements and will include critical information for builders and designers, along with mechanical, insulation and other contractors. Workshops…Continue
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