Understanding R Value and Heat Loss

How much energy does my home use for heating and cooling? Once you’ve plugged all the air leaks, this question is answered by the R-value. But each area of outward facing surface of your home has its own R-value. There’s one for the ceiling, one for the walls, one for the floors, one for each […]

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Energy Efficiency for All

  A truly energy efficient economy must be founded on the principles of environmental justice. If we do not recognize the realities of disproportionate energy burdens, energy efficiency outreach cannot create an equitable or sustainable future.   We face a major energy crisis here in North Carolina. The total energy load during On-Peak Hours – the […]

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