5 Devices that Prove Solar Energy can be “Smart”

You know solar can power a variety of things, from your whole home to the little wobbly baubles in your window. But do you know just how versatile solar energy can be? Today, we’re shining a light on five smart home devices that run on solar energy. Solar-Powered Smart Locks Bluetooth door locks sound like […]

3 of the Best Green Home Certification Programs

Did you know that this April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day? The national day for mobilization is focused this year on climate action. According to the site, “The time is now for citizens to call for greater global ambition to tackle our climate crisis.” If you’re a global citizen who believes in doing […]

How to Reduce Winter Energy Costs like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps

You know to use energy-efficient light bulbs and to adjust your thermostat at night and when you’re away from home. But over the winter, there are additional steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient and save money in the process. During a professional home energy assessment, an energy auditor examines your […]

Pick Your Favorite Solar-Powered Home!

For nearly 50 years, hundreds of millions of people around the world have come together on April 22 to support the environment, work towards sustainability, and protect the planet. Their actions have made Earth Day “the largest civic observance in the world.” But for many, their focus on the environment is a year-round endeavor. Beverly-Hanks […]

Forging a Way Forward: The Jackson County Green Energy Park

Stepping into the blacksmithing studio at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, the continuous sound of hammers crashing down on metal echoed loudly out of the warehouse and into the high peaks of nearby mountains. “And when I hear that hammering, I know we’re on the right track,” said Timm Muth, director of […]