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Strategy EI2.1: Expand local efforts to increase the use of energy-efficient building materials, maintenance practices, and fixtures.

Strategy Description

The first step to increase the use of energy-efficient building materials in the GroWNC region is to educate consumers on the value of energy efficiency. Local initiatives, such as Buncombe Green, should work with local utilities to offer energy use feedback on consumer bills. In order to motivate builders, residents, and tradesman to use energy-efficient building materials in practice, local jurisdictions could discount or delay permit feeds for appropriate projects, offer priority code processing, and provide recognition to projects that exemplify desired outcomes.

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Recommendation

EI2: Improve residential, commercial, and industrial sector energy performance through the promotion of sustainable design, energy efficiency, conservation, and advanced energy analytics.

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Local