BSC Library Articles Tagged: Charlotte

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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Durham schools can save millions by going solar

    February 3, 2016

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Durham school districts can meet electricity needs, save millions by going 100 percent solar. In a press release published today, February 3, 2016, two reports by the North…

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    HABITAT CHARLOTTE TO INSTALL 550 SOLAR PANELS

    December 11, 2013

    Photo: Phil Prince/Habitat Charlotte Solar power is taking off in a big way in North Carolina. Now Habitat Charlotte, which has already made a strong commitment to green building, is getting in on the act. Charlotte Business Journal reports that the non-profit is installing 550 photovoltaic panels on its roof in an effort to cut carbon emissions and reduce its reliance on the energy grid:  The solar panels are expected to generate 137,500 kilowatt-hours annually. Work started this week, says Habitat Charlotte spokesman Phil Prince. A private investor is underwriting the project. Habitat Charlotte’s main office is on 3815 Latrobe Drive, off…

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    UNCC TEAM CREATES AWARD-WINNING NET ZERO ENERGY HOME

    November 4, 2013

    Photo: UNC Charlotte/Urban Eden It’s no surprise corporations are leading the solar boom in North Carolina, but our universities are also charging forward with innovative approaches to sustainable construction and design too. A multidisciplinary team from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte entered “UrbanEden” into the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2013, bringing home two awards - tied for third place in the juried Engineering Contest and winning the popular-vote People’s Choice Award.. UrbanEden is a net-zero energy solar powered home “inspired by a commitment to urban revitalization.” Although it’s designed for urban living, it still embraces nature with…

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    CAN CHARLOTTE CHARITY CREATE “AMERICA’S MOST SUSTAINABLE URBAN CORE”?

    May 21, 2014

    Photo: James Willeamor/creative commons It's hard to save what you don't measure. But one North Carolina non-profit is hoping to use that insight to turn North Carolina’s biggest city into the most sustainable urban core in the United States. Envision Charlotte has set itself an important goal—to utilize Charlotte's Uptown to develop first-of-their kind programs in energy, water, waste and air to conserve resources and reduce operating costs. But what does the whole integrated approach of building a Smart City entail? And what does that mean for Charlotte's competitiveness as a region? One aspect of Envision Charlotte’s efforts include social-norming energy…

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    Campaign calls for solar schools in Durham and Charlotte

    August 20, 2015

    A Greenpeace-backed campaign, Repower Our Schools, is asking Durham and Charlotte school districts to go solar. 

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