Declaring Energy Independence In Your Home

This 4th of July, celebrate the anniversary of America’s independence with more than cookouts and sparklers. This Independence Day, declare your independence from our fossil fuel-power past and take some small personal steps towards realizing a clean(er) energy household. A decade ago, just before another Independence Day, my Irish-born husband returned from the hardware store [...]

Green Spirit Awards: Cheers to North Carolina brewery, winery and distillery

As a native North Carolinian, I’m proud to report on the explosive ‘spirit’ industry located in state made up of breweries, wineries and distilleries. The hardest part of writing this post was picking winners amongst hundreds of awesome businesses going the extra mile to create uniquely delicious beverages while keeping a watchful eye to their energy consumption, water usage and overall impact on their local economies. I hope you’ll support these fine establishments, if you ever find yourself in the Old North State. First up, beer!

Winter Is Coming – Keeping warm with eco-friendly insulation

KEEPING WARM WITH ECO-FRIENDLY INSULATION – Insulation is easily one of the most effective ways to make a house more temperate all year round. If you’re cold, you typically put a sweater on before you turn up the heat. Insulation is just a home’s sweater!

Energy Advice for Historic Homes

This guest post was written by Sean Stucker, Director of Facilities for Historic Columbia Foundation in Columbia, S.C., and originally published in the Columbia Star Newspaper on September 12, 2014. If you are a lover of old homes, then buying a historic house would be your natural choice. However, in the wake of a recession [...]

Part 3: Improving the health and efficiency of our Asheville office

This is the third post in a three-part series detailing energy efficiency upgrades to SACE’s new Asheville office. Read the rest of the series here or watch this video for a virtual tour! While upgrading our new Asheville office, we took additional steps beyond air sealing and insulation measures to improve our building’s environmental impact and durability with [...]

Part 2: Air Sealing and Insulation Improvements to SACE’s Asheville Office

This is the second post in a three-part series detailing energy efficiency upgrades to SACE’s new Asheville office. Read the rest of the series here or watch this video for a virtual tour! The audit at our new building revealed plenty of opportunities to save energy at our new Asheville office. The final two posts in this series detail how [...]

Part 1: Making our new Asheville office more energy efficient

This is the first post in a three-part series detailing energy efficiency upgrades to SACE’s new Asheville office. Read the rest of the series here or watch this video for a virtual tour! Since SACE opened our Asheville office in 2003 we have rented office space downtown; first at 29 North Market Street and then in the [...]