State Resources

Smart Growth America

Smart Growth America is working to support citizen-driven planning that coordinates development, transportation, revitalization of older areas and preservation of open space and the environment.

Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

NC Solar Center

Created in 1988, the North Carolina Solar Center serves as a clearinghouse for solar and other renewable energy programs, information, research, technical assistance, and training for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. Through its programs and services, the Solar Center seeks to stabilize energy costs for consumers, stimulate local economies, reduce dependence on foreign fuels, and mitigate the environmental impacts associated with fossil fuels.

NC Sustainable Energy Association

NC Sustainable Energy Association works to create a sustainable energy future for the state of NC through the promotion of solar, wind, geothermal, biofuel, and other renewable energy technologies.

NC Green Building Technology Database

The purpose of this database is to help you find projects in the State of North Carolina that have implemented specific green building techniques, strategies, or technologies. This database is a collection of case studies, but it is organized in such a way that you can identify projects by any one of about 140 techniques, strategies, and technologies related to green building. You can also identify projects by location, building type, or site condition.

Efficient Windows Collaborative

Efficient Windows Collaborative is excited to announce the launch of a new database of efficiency initiatives including tax incentives, building code changes and legislative initiatives.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.

NC Green Board of Science and Technology

The NORTH CAROLINA GREEN BUSINESS FUND is a grant award program authorized by the N.C. General Assembly. Under this Program, grant awards may be made to North Carolina organizations in support of competitively assessed projects focused on the following three Priority Areas:

  • Development of the biofuels industry in the State.
  • Development of the green building industry in the State, and
  • Attraction and leverage of private sector investments and entrepreneurial growth in environmentally conscious clean technology and renewable energy products and businesses.

 

US Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

Energy Information Portal

Energy Information Portal is a gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Solar Energy International

Solar Energy International (SEI) works cooperatively with grassroots and development organizations to meet sustainable development goals with renewable energies.

ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.