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Janell Kapoor is the founder of the Asheville-based nonprofit Kleiwerks International. She has visited countries including Thailand, Argentina, Haiti, and Turkey to share her knowledge of sustainable building practices. Another project is Women of the Americas Sustainable Initiatives \"which concentrate on empowering and training women to become environmental leaders in their communities.\" Simple, centuries-old building practices using material such as clay, sand, straw, stone, bamboo, and recycled material are used to construct dwellings and other structures.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 6 Issue 4, June 2012, p44-48, il, por Periodical Website
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24013
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WNC Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization joins Asheville on the leading edge of sustainable building practices to educate the community in more environmentally friendly ways to build homes.
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28514
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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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30732
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Since 2002, college teams have participated in the United States Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon to design and build a home that can produce as much energy as it consumes. Among the 2011 winners was Appalachian State University’s entry, The Solar Homestead. The house was inspired by the frugal self-reliant spirit of early Blue Ridge Mountains settlers, constructed from sustainable materials and designed to function on renewable energy.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 43 Issue 12, Dec 2011, p13-15, il, por Periodical Website
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31345
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After ten years of plans toward opening a brewery, Phil Buchy names his business after the legion of family and friends that helped him get there. Legion Brewing relies on locally sources ingredients, reclaimed materials for their building and has no plans to distribute into other regions.
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34537
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An argument is made that older, historic windows are more energy efficient than replacing them with new ones that tout being environmentally friendly. Before replacing historic windows, one should look at factors such as energy already expended to create and install the window, reusability or recyclability of the windows, and quality of the new windows over the historic ones. By repairing historic windows, homeowners can save money and improve energy efficiency while still maintaining the historic character and value.
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North Carolina Preservation (NoCar Oversize E 151 N6x), Vol. 132 Issue , Fall 2007, p8-9, il
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36558
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For homeowners, renters, and business owners wanting a healthier and eco-friendly interior environment, Green Gauge, created by the Western North Carolina Building Council, can fulfill both goals. Actions recommended: use energy and water usage wisely, improve indoor air quality, and use sustainable building and landscaping materials. Benefits include lower utility bills, a reduction of carbon footprint, and increased home value.