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There are many ways to live green. Learning to incorporate these ideas into your home doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are some resources and tips on how you can make your home more efficient!  More and more home buyers are looking for green features. Take the time to peruse these resources, they might sell your home someday…with the help of an Intracoastal Agent of course!

Goal is to promote building approaches known as “green building” that are environmentally responsible, health conscious, and financially sound.

 

North Carolina  Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

     Residential Energy-Efficiency Rebate Program

 

 

Take a room-by-room tour of ENERGY STAR @ home and learn what you can do this spring to save energy, save money and help protect our environment in your own home.

 

 EPA has a green home Web site that provides credible, easy-to-use information on greening their homes.

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