NCBPA is proud to recognize the innovative Companies that deliver the products, services and resources that contribute to North Carolina’s ever-growing high performance built environment.  Get to know some of our member companies below!  Looking for help on your project?  Visit our Member Directory!

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MaxLife Manufactures High-Performance Building Enclosure Products

Salisbury, North Carolina-based MaxLife Industries has been in business for just a few years but is already shipping cutting-edge building enclosure products across the world. Used in commercial high-rise, mid-rise, low-rise and multifamily buildings, MaxLife’s products have quickly become the go-to for designers, engineers and developers of high performance buildings. The company’s ArmorWall Structural Insulated Sheathing™ and IQBrick™ systems use recycled materials to form the strongest, most durable and highest performing enclosure products available.

In addition to manufacturing a great product in North Carolina, MaxLife’s expert staff, led by National Technical & Building Science Director Jarrett Davis, are active educators across the U.S. and the world. MaxLife staff provide education and training services to architects, code officials, contractors and consultants of all types in support of advancing high performance buildings well beyond North Carolina.

Read more about MaxLife Industries’ work on their website here or below:

  • Click here to read how MaxLife’s ArmorWall Structural Insulated Sheathing™ are both environmentally-friendly and offer the highest R-Value in the industry.
  • Click here to see where in the world the MaxLife team is working this week!

Building Clarity Achieves High Performance Buildings Through Energy Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

What do you get when you combine a commercial HVAC design and installation leader with one of the world’s largest and most innovative data analytics company?  A firm that is transforming the use of building energy data to ensure high performance and identify maintenance issues before they occur.

Building Clarity was formed in 2018 through a partnership of Brady Services and SAS.  Based in Raleigh, NC, Building Clarity is leading the use of building energy analytics, HVAC controls, integrated technologies and even artificial intelligence to help their government, private and nonprofit sector clients save energy, save money and improve sanctification in their customers’ buildings.

In addition to serving its customers needs across North Carolina and the U.S., staff from Building Clarity are active members in NCBPA and play important leadership roles in clean energy, workforce development and other initiatives across North Carolina.

Read more about Building Clarity’s work here.

Building EnergetiCx Provides Commissioning Services Nationwide

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Building EnergetiCx is an independent commissioning firm that has successfully served on over 170 projects, regionally, nationally, and internationally. With repeat clients and referrals representing nearly 90 percent of the project roster, the firm has quickly established an exceptional track record of commissioning and related energy consulting work since its founding in 2011 by President Shane Nault.

Building EnergetiCx was the commissioning authority and provided LEED® support services for buildings C, R, S, T, & U at the SAS Institute world headquarters campus located on more than 1,000 acres in Cary, North Carolina. The buildings include commercial office space for more than 3,000 employees, three full service cafeterias, two data centers, training centers and an Executive Briefing Center.

Read more about Building EnergetiCx’s work here.

SfL+A Architects Delivers Net Zero Energy Positive Public Schools Across North Carolina

SfL+a Architects is a Raleigh-based architecture firm that is committed to innovative thinking. Established in 1982, the company strives to design high performance facilities that will serve the community and environment for decades into the future, all while implementing our core values – people, passion, commitment, integrity and innovation.

Through its sister business Firstfloor Energy Positive, the company has designed and built several net zero energy positive schools across North Carolina and the Southeast. The company’s strategy to designing, constructing and financing the buildings is nothing short of innovative.

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Deltec Homes manufactures high performance prefabricated homes in Asheville, NC

Founded in 1968, Deltec Homes is a family-owned company based out of Asheville, NC. We began as Delta Technologies and primarily built round homes for resort communities. As more and more guests of these resorts inquired about building their own round home, business shifted from commercial to residential. In 1995, founder Robert Kinser changed the name to Deltec Homes. Today, over 85% of our homes are residential and best known for their energy efficiency and hurricane resistance. Offering round, traditional and modern prefabricated kits, our homes are designed to provide a healthy and comfortable environment while protecting you and your family. Our commitment to excellence drives us to build each home to outperform all others in terms of quality, sustainability and strength. It’s also this commitment that enabled us to receive our B Corporation Certification in 2016, an honor that verifies the commitment not only be the best in the world, but the best for the world. Visit for more information.

Member professionals from Southern Energy Management, Everblue Training Institute and ESRA Facility Management & Consulting talk about their work to save North Carolina residents energy

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Video courtesy of The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Retrotec Provides High Performance Testing Equipment to Contractors Across North Carolina

Retrotec is one of the premier equipment providers for building performance contractors across the country. With a Staff presence in North Carolina, the company is an active participant in helping NCBPA members, and their customers, deliver high performance homes and buildings across our state. Get to know Retrotec in the below video with Kirsten Richnavsky. Visit for more information on the company’s products and services.

Nikki Krueger of Allied Partner Therma-Stor provides technical ventilation products for high performance homes

Therma-Stor is the national manufacturer of Ultra Aire and Santa Fe Products. These companies are used by NCBPA members across the state to ensure that the homes and buildings they work in are properly ventilated with innovative dehumidification and crawl space solutions. With technical and sales staff in North Carolina, Therma-Stor is an active participant in helping our industry deliver high performance projects statewide. Learn more about their products by visiting and