Solarize Asheville-Buncombe Results in 180 New Rooftop Solar Systems, Adds 1.45 Megawatts of Renewable Energy Locally

Community Initiative Led the Nation in Participation and Installations, Generates $4.6 Million in Local Clean Energy Investment Asheville, N.C. — Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, which publicly encouraged local group purchasing of solar energy in Asheville and Buncombe County, concluded its 2021 community campaign by adding 1.45 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to the community. A total of…

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Fighting COVID-19 with Building Efficiency: What Businesses Can Learn from Warren Wilson College

Spring of 2020 was an eerie time. Faced with a deadly and novel virus, America’s 5,300 colleges and universities dealt with the difficult decision of closing campuses. Quads once-filled with frisbee-throwing students were deserted. Dormitories and other large buildings sat in silence, home to only essential staff and luxuriating insects.    COVID poses a financial threat…

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New Series on Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

My name is Andrew Polich and I’m pursuing a Master of Science in Sustainability Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville. For my capstone project, I decided to collaborate with The Blue Horizons Project and focus on communicating local success stories in greener buildings. My goal is to help Blue Horizons Project in its mission to…

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Happy 2020

Here are upcoming events to support and attend! We hope to see you! Brew Horizons Beer Fest Our second annual fundraiser is around the corner, and we’re excited to welcome two dozen regional breweries and cideries from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center (formerly the U.S. Cellular Center)…

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2019 Year in Review

Blue Horizons Project 2019 Reflections: Thank you for being part of our community here in WNC! As the year winds down, we are taking time to reflect on our 2019 work and initiatives. Here are four that we want to share with you. We look forward to what 2020 will bring for clean energy and energy efficiency for…

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Happy Energy Efficiency Day

Happy Energy Efficiency Day 2019! More than 525 organizations, government agencies, companies, universities, and utilities are participating in today’s event —#EEDay2019. The US Senate and at least two dozen cities, counties, and states have issued official proclamations recognizing October 2, 2019 as Energy Efficiency Day, including Asheville, Boston, California, Chicago, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Wisconsin. Smarter, more efficient energy use means…

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Share Your Feedback On The Asheville/Buncombe 100% Renewable Energy Draft Report

Happening Now Through August 30: Public Comment Period on Asheville/Buncombe 100 Percent Renewable Energy Draft Plan City of Asheville Staff is working with Buncombe County Staff to engage a consultant to develop a road map to implement City Council’s 100% Renewable Energy goal referenced in Resolution 18-279 and Buncombe County Resolution 17-12-06. The draft report is now available.…

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