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Given rising costs of energy, many homeowners are taking measures to conserve energy. Older homes can be made more energy efficient without lessening the value of the structure.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Fall 1978, p46-53, f
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Green building concerns environmentalists, planners, and builders alike. The energy efficiency of a building can add real and perceived value to a property. Certain green building techniques and guidelines can make a home less expensive to operate and thus more attractive to the consumer.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 30 Issue 2, Spring 2005, p23-25
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18256
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Until 1973 few people though about energy as a problem area; however, as new crisis with oil spills and shortages have emphasized, the energy crisis is here. This article reviews North Carolina's role in a national energy system and how local actions are meeting the crisis.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 41 Issue 1, Summer 1975, p44-49
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23734
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Eco-friendly homes are turning up everywhere in Western North Carolina, the main hub being Asheville. Larkin presents a selection of people and their reasons for going green.
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23762
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Eco-friendly houses are becoming more popular, but putting a price on them can be difficult for many reasons. The author discusses the challenges with appraising eco-friendly houses.
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According to the Federal Highway Administration and the Department of Energy, states can help citizens save gas and money by synchronizing traffic signals. This is a more efficient system to keep a maximum amount of traffic flowing. Another big gas saver is the law allowing right turns on red, now legal in every state.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 28 Issue 6, June 1981, p2
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26813
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Power plants are among the worst polluters. A suppressed report by the Department of Energy shows that we could easily conserve enough energy to avoid building additional electrical generating stations and save money in the bargain.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 28 Issue 6, June 1981, p2, il
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26863
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Homeowners who invest in energy-saving additions to their homes without the proper knowledge may be exposed to indoor air pollution. In modern tightly-sealed houses, the inside air is replaced only about once every ten hours. Pollutants trapped in the air can account for substantial and premature mortality.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 28 Issue 11, Nov 1981, p7
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Raleigh resident Mike Nicklas is a solar architect, educator, and activist devoted to increasing the use of solar and clean renewable energy. His company, Innovative Design, focuses on increasing energy efficiency in schools and public buildings through the use of solar. Nicklas’ solar project at Four Oaks Elementary in Johnston County has greatly reduced the cost of energy at a time when school budgets are shrinking. Nicklas is slated to speak to the United Nations about solar power and its positive effects on the environment, public health, and to stop global warming.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 28, July 1991, p7-8 Periodical Website
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28065
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Judy Kincaid is the winner of a 2009 Indy Citizen Award for improving her community. As executive director of Clean Energy Durham, Kincaid is helping people of all income levels save energy and money. Kincaid goes door-to-door in Durham’s educating residents on how they can improve sustainability and energy conservation in their homes.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 47, November 2009, p16 Periodical Website
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Several Triangle area residents are preparing for life without cheap gasoline and the conveniences that come with it. Stephen and Rebekah Hren founded NC Powerdown. The group meets to discuss the transition to a post-oil economy and to promote the sharing of resources within the community. Lyle Estill is the president of Piedmont Biofuels which produces biodiesel. Earthaven Ecovillage in Black Mountain, NC is a one of the largest of its kind in America and it is a model for an alternative life off and away from America’s consumer society.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 46, November 2008, p12-15 Periodical Website
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Sandy Grove Middle School in Hoke County, North Carolina received a perfect score from Energy Star, which is a rare distinction. Served by Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation, Sandy Grove Middle School has a large photovoltaic solar array, geothermal heating and cooling systems, high efficiency lighting and additional spray foam insulation.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 49 Issue 1, Jan 2017, p6, il, por Periodical Website
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29228
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Lloyd Remington, a chemistry professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and his wife Violet, have a home built underground. Hoping to use the consistency of underground temperatures to beat the high cost of energy, the natural insulation of the earth is paying off.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 8, Oct 1980, p30-31, por
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29240
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Plant managers across North Carolina have found more than $10 million in savings due to energy efficiency. Lower energy costs drop right to the bottom line automatically improving profitability.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 49 Issue 7, July 1991, p34, 36, por
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29259
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For many North Carolina homeowners, the use of wood instead of fossil fuels is a simple, old-fashioned, yet innovative way to beat rising energy prices. This article describes various types of woodstoves and the best available woods in North Carolina.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 9, Nov 1980, p14-16, por