The North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance (NCEEA) was established in 2010 as a state-funded non-profit organization with the goal of supporting energy efficient and third party certified construction in NC. From 2010 to 2018 the NCEEA’s work focused on the development, adoption, and implementation of the NC energy code; growing the market for third-party testing and certifications; and to promote energy efficiency to all of the key stakeholders in the building industry.
In 2015 NC was one of eight states selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to participate in a Residential Energy Code Field Study. NCEEA led the project through 2018, during this period the research teams visited nearly 400 homes at various stages of construction and trained over 900 contractors, code inspectors, insulation contractors, appraisers, and architects. Analysis of the data led to a better understanding of the energy features present in homes, and indicated over $1.5 million in potential annual savings to North Carolina homeowners that could result from increased code compliance. Free energy code resources were made to help industry stakeholders better understand the intent of the energy code and achieve maximum energy savings in new residential buildings. Select, current resources have been curated below from the NCEEA’s original website.
- Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR Excellence in Promotion Award and 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award
- Increased awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency amongst consumers and homebuyers through a first of its kind consumer marketing campaign in NC
- Completed an ENERGY STAR for New Homes Market Impacts Study that proved high performance homes sell faster and for more money than code built homes
- Provided continuing education courses to appraisers, REALTORS, and lenders to recognize the value of energy efficient features and green certified construction
- Provide ongoing energy code technical assistance to home builders, home energy raters, commercial contractors, architects, and engineers across NC