NC’s sustainable energy buzz

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North Carolina is leading the Southeast in the emerging new energy economy reports the NC Sustainable Energy Association. Below are just a few of the recent major announcements and innovations from across the state:

372 Depot, a new mixed-use development in Asheville’s River Arts District, is an innovative project that represents a number of significant firsts for Asheville. The project is in line to become one of the city’s first mixed-use buildings to be LEED certified. The most striking environmental feature is its solar hot-water system – each apartment has its own 4-by-10-foot solar panel on the roof.

Fort Bragg is one of 24 projects in the US that are receiving a total of $21 million in technical assistance to dramatically reduce the energy used in their commercial buildings. This initiative will connect commercial building owners and operators with multidisciplinary teams including researchers at DOE’s National Laboratories and private sector building experts.

Wellons Energy Solutions, LLC has started construction on a 40,000 pph biomass cogeneration facility that is being constructed in Cofield, North Carolina. The project will provide saturated steam to a Perdue AgriBusiness facility that includes a soy crushing facility and feed mill.

The Community College Times recently highlighted the success of the NC Community College System’s Code Green Initiative, which offers green career trainings and degree programs across the state. One example is Central Piedmont Community College, which created the state’s first sustainability technologies degree.

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