Eco-Friendly/Sustainability

Energy Star Logo ENERGY STAR
Offering federal tax credits for energy efficiency, this independent US government program is establishing a standard set of guidelines to recognize the energy efficiency of various products.
US Green Building Council
A community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.
The Green Home Guide
Resource and reference guide for LEED certification of residential projects. How to guide to implement LEED standards.
DSIRE
A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Customized Energy Report for your Residence

Progress Energy Logo Progress Energy
This free comprehensive, personalized evaluation will examine your household's energy usage.
Duke Energy Logo Duke Energy
The report will pinpoint specific energy saving opportunities that you can take to help save money.
PSNC Energy Logo PSNC Energy
Tools and resources to learn how you can save energy & money by making green improvements.

Renewable Energy

  • North Carolina Wind Energy
    Wind power is an excellent option for North Carolina homes, farms, businesses, schools, and utilities interested in producing clean, independent electricity.
  • North Carolina Solar Center
    NC State University and Appalacian State University provide insight into their research, development and training to implement renewable energies such as wind and solar. Included are a list of programs and seminars to expand your knowledge of sustainable energy sources.