This report contains the Department of Environmental Quality’s annual status update to the JointLegislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources; FiscalResearch Division; and Local Government Commission for guaranteed energy savings contractspursuant to G.S. §143-64.17H. The contracts evaluate,
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A change to North Carolina’s building code would let developers skimp on insulation and other energy-saving basics in exchange for flashier elements such as solar panels and super-efficient appliances. The state’s building code council last month adopted the new rule,
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**** Update December 22, 2020 **** NCBPA is pleased to report that the transition from ENERGY STAR 2.0 to the new ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Certification Program has been formally adopted as a part of the 2021 QAP program.
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By Ryan Miller, Founder & Executive Director, North Carolina Building Performance Association This article details NCBPA’s opposition and concerns to two energy code change proposals currently under review by the North Carolina Building Code Council.  Proposed by the North Carolina
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Since our founding in 2014, NCBPA has been actively working with your companies to identify needs, establish priorities and develop resources to support our industry’s current and future workforce. In the spring of 2020, NCBPA held its second Workforce Development Summit
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UPDATE: December 7, 2020: NCBPA staff, members and partners will be attending today’s subcommittee meetings and tomorrow’s Council meeting to express opposition to these two residential energy code proposals. It’s not too late to email or call Council members to
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Over the past decade, North Carolina has been a national leader in solar energy deployment. Mostof the solar energy capacity built in North Carolina has come from utility-scale facilities constructedand financed by private solar companies, which have created thousands of
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Support the Expansion of Duke Energy’s Residential New Construction Incentive Program to the Carolinas Territory! UPDATE for October 6, 2020 NCBPA has requested feedback from our builders and HERS Raters on the latest RNC program filings with the North Carolina
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September 24, 2020 New and expanded policies to improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings in North Carolina over the next two decades could restore jobs while saving $5.9 billion in electricity costs—equivalent to $565 for each state resident—according
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September 22, 2020 An opportunity to engage further in the advancement of green infrastructure in North Carolina has arisen, and we are excited to invite you to participate! NCBPA is partnering with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities to develop a
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