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To us, Advanced Energy means combining research with expertise and collaboration to provide economic, environmental and societal benefits to energy issues. As in each of the markets we serve from Industrial, Transportation and Renewables to Buildings and Motors and Drives we take a whole systems approach to discovering, developing and implementing sustainable solutions. We do this by working to: Understand and manage energy to reduce costs and increase economic competitiveness; Help our communities prepare for transportation innovations powered by alternative fuels; Make our homes healthier, more comfortable and energy efficient; Improve the performance of motors and drives systems
Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. (BRCA) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1965 to address problems related to poverty in Burke, Caldwell and Rutherford counties. The BRCA mission statement “Helping People. Changing Lives.” embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes our counties better places to live. We care about the entire community, and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. BRCA cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. BRCA strives to obtain and maintain agency self-sufficiency, as well as assist employees and low-income residents to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency. Our mission is realized by providing services, advocacy and support for persons so they can become economically self-sufficient, improve the quality of their lives, and better provide opportunities for their families.
The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA), formerly the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, is a non-profit professional trade association founded in 1957 for the purpose of maintaining high professional standards in the residential construction industry. Based in Columbia, SC, it is comprised of over 800 builder and associate firms representing over 7,500 industry professionals involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) was founded in 2000 on the premise that what’s good for the environment is good for the economy, and that smart environmental policies promote economic growth. Since then we’ve grown from a small group of business people to a nationwide organization with nine regional chapters and members who work or do business in every state. What we have in common is this: We care about the economy AND the environment, and we’re willing to dedicate our time and our voices to support and protect both.
Founded in 2001 as the WNC Green Building Council, Green Built Alliance is a nonprofit organization advancing sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards and regional action. As a nonprofit organization, the Green Built Alliance has a long track record of success in educating and transforming the building industry throughout the western region of North Carolina. The Green Built Alliance began as a casual gathering of five building professionals over food and drink in the spring of 2000. A common desire to educate others on the health and environmental impacts of design and construction led to the official formation of the council.
We are the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties, established in 1962, a non-profit trade association affiliated with the North Carolina Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders, representing our members of the building industry. Service to our members is our primary emphasis, including offering resources which will help our members conduct their businesses with confidence and professionalism. We support the growth of the building industry and the quality of our communities through active involvement in community affairs, advocating concern for the environment while maintaining a positive climate for economic growth.
??The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) represents and promotes the interests of the residential building industry on issues that affect their ability to provide affordable housing for all citizens of Wake County. The association serves as the voice of the residential construction industry at the local, state and national levels.
NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association) is the recognized voice of the insulation industry, bringing together North American manufacturers of fiberglass and mineral wool insulation products. Through the Insulation InstituteTM, we leverage the collective insulation expertise of our organization and our members to empower homeowners and professionals to make informed insulation choices. Our mission is to enable a more comfortable, energy efficient and sustainable future through insulationand we are constantly working with building professionals, homeowners, government agencies, and public interest, energy and environmental groups to realize that vision.
The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center is a UNC System-chartered Public Service Center administered by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. Its mission is to advance a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. The Center provides service to the businesses and citizens of North Carolina and beyond relating to the development and adoption of clean energy technologies. Through its programs and activities, the Center envisions and seeks to promote the development and use clean energy in ways that stimulate a sustainable economy while reducing dependence on foreign sources of energy, and mitigating the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use. Since its founding as the North Carolina Solar Center in December 1987, the Center has worked closely with partners in government, industry, academia, and the non-profit community while evolving to include a greater geographic scope and array of clean energy technologies. As a result of this evolution, the Center has grown into a state agency respected for its assistance to the burgeoning clean tech sector in North Carolina, as well as one of the premier clean energy centers of knowledge in the United States.
The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is? a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization of individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits interested in North Carolina’s sustainable energy future. ?Our mission is to drive policy and market development to create clean energy jobs, economic opportunities and affordable energy that benefits all of North Carolina. We envision a future where North Carolinas clean energy economy leads the nation and serves as a model for other states. Together with our membership, NCSEA is blazing the path toward this vision, where the possibilities and benefits for our state and local economies are endless.
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) is a voluntary association of local governments – urban and rural – authorized by state law to: Make and implement joint regional decisions; Provide management, planning and technical services to local governments; Identify and solve short and long-term problems best addressed at the regional level; and Bring together local elected officials on a regular basis, giving them an opportunity to form working relationships. The PTRC is one of the largest regional councils in NC, serving 72 members in and around the Greensboro / Winston-Salem / High Point metro area.
The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is a private, non-profit organization of individuals and clean energy business and industry leaders dedicated to growing SC’s clean energy economy by strengthening the business climate for clean energy industry through education and policy initiatives.