June 30, 2010
BOONE -- The N.C. Energy Office is introducing a $3.7 million program to improve energy efficiency in homes, designating Appalachian State University's Energy Center as one of two centers to work with the state.
The center and Systems Building Research Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of electric utilities and manufactured- and modular-home building companies, will work toward improving energy efficiency in nearly 2,500 single-family houses, 480 multifamily units and 1,700 manufactured homes.
The program is intended to demonstrate energy improvements make homes more attractive to buyers, generate demand for energy-efficient homes and result in long-term energy savings.
It is financed by the federal government as part of the stimulus program.