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All materials below were created or updated in 2014 and should be considered current, accurate, and ready for agents to use.

NCCE E-Conservation Program:

  • Provides consumers with education about ways to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency in the home/residence
  • Teaches consumers to be proactive in reducing energy consumption through no/low cost measures, maximizing utility and government energy efficiency offers, behavioral changes, and home retrofits
  • State Energy Office Funding
  • Reaches consumers through outreach efforts of local county Cooperative Extension Offices
    • Offices located in every county in North Carolina
    • Trusted and unbiased
    • Established partnerships with local government, schools, and community
  • Reaches consumers through:
    • Home Energy Assessments and Retrofits
      • Funding for 250 homes to receive assessment and retrofit
      • $800 total cost per home
        • $700 covered by E-Conservation
        • $100 covered by Homeowner
        • $200 of cost goes toward home assessment
        • $600 of cost goes toward identified low-cost retrofit
    • Intended for homeowners, retirees, recent college graduates, realtors, and interested members of the general public.

Find out how E-Conservation can help YOU!

The E-Conservation Program was created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service with funding from State Energy Office to inform and educate North Carolina consumers about ways to both reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency in the home. This project is designed to educate and empower consumers to be proactive in reducing their home energy consumption and in saving money through no-and low-cost energy efficiency measures, behavioral changes and home retrofits. The Consumer Energy Education Project has been active since March 2005.

The E-Conservation Program:

  • Provides consumers with education about ways to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency in the home/residence – Click here for Educational Resources
  • Teaches consumers to be proactive in reducing energy consumption through no/low cost measures, maximizing utility and government energy efficiency offers, behavioral changes, and home retrofits
  • State Energy Office Funding
  • Reaches consumers through outreach efforts of local county Cooperative Extension Offices
    • Offices located in every county in North Carolina (find your county office here)
    • Trusted and unbiased
    • Established partnerships with local government, schools, and community
    • Workshops (w/ Energy Kits – low-flow showerhead and CFL light bulb)
    • Website
    • Social Media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)
    • Newsletters
    • Fact sheets
    • Media Releases
    • Community service activities
    • Energy Master Program – Introductory overview of energy efficiency and renewable energy for homeowners who want to expand their knowledge and provide community support through volunteerism. Intended to empower homeowners to make wise energy decisions and to provide the background information needed to understand basic energy conservation issues. Educates volunteers for the benefit of their communities
    • Course Content:  Residential Energy Efficiency
      • Provides information on home energy efficiency including how energy is used in North Carolina homes, low and no cost things consumers can do to reduce energy demands, costs and payback periods for various energy efficiency upgrades, and “how to” instruction on conducting a basic walk-through home energy assessment.
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