Action Alert: Send In Your Public Comments on North Carolina’s Affordable Housing Program by September 4th

Each year, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) asks for public comments on the minimum standards of its Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) that sets construction and energy efficiency requirements and options for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects, mostly…

Action Alert: Send In Your Public Comments on North Carolina’s Clean Energy Plan by September 9th

NCBPA staff, members and partners have been active participants in the development of the state’s new Clean Energy Plan that was initiated in the fall of 2018 with Governor Cooper’s Executive Order #80. After months of meetings, discussions, surveys, presentations…

The Pathway to High-Performance Buildings: The Commissioning Process

By: Meghan McDermott – Co-Owner and Architectural Engineer of High Performance Building Solutions (and NCBPA Chair) and Abby Coulter – Commercial Buildings Specialist of NCBPA Click here for the original article on Building Enclosure Magazine’s website. The term commissioning, referred…

North Carolina Advocates Advance Bill to Save $1.1 Billion of Taxpayer-Funded Energy and Water Utilities in State Buildings

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) member professionals and staff spent two days at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh advocating and lobbying for policy improvements that support increased energy efficiency, green building and high…

North Carolina improves to #26 from #31 in energy efficiency policy in the ACEEE 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard ratings

By: Marissa Nixon, Policy & Research Coordinator, NCBPA The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard on October 5, 2018. The national Scorecard gives an update on state energy efficiency policies and…

NCBPA Commends Governor Cooper’s Clean Energy Directive Prioritizing Building Energy Efficiency

Through Executive Order #80, Governor Cooper establishes “bold new steps” that invest in North Carolina’s clean energy future and prioritize the role of building energy efficiency in state government. Raleigh, October 31, 2018 On Monday, Governor Roy Cooper made his…

Press Release: NCBPA Releases 2018 Energy Efficiency Potential Report

Billions in energy efficiency savings for North Carolinians is achievable, report finds September 25, 2018 – North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) today released a report projecting the potential for $13.9 billion in energy savings in North Carolina over ten…