Housing & Energy
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- Sarah D. Kirby, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist – Housing
The E-Conservation Residential Energy Education program and Home Energy eXtension are programs and resources designed to help consumers make informed energy efficiency and conservation decisions for their home. The programs teach consumers how to be proactive in their energy use choices that result in energy and monetary savings.
The Disaster Education Program teaches consumers to properly prepare for potential disasters, as well as how to respond and recover once a disaster has hit.
Healthy Homes Solutions — Good Health Starts at Home, builds upon the Healthy Homes initiatives and partnership of the United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development-Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (HUD) that address housing-based health and safety risks. NC State Extension is a part of a network of state coordinators who partner with state agencies, medical professionals, schools, and community groups to educate families on home health hazards.
The LiveAbility House is a virtual demonstration home, designed to teach individuals about real life universal design principles and assistive technology devices that may increase their ability to remain living at home despite physical or cognitive challenges they may encounter due to aging, illness, or disability.
In partnership with the North Carolina Human Relations Commission, NCCE provides Fair Housing education and outreach to underserved individuals.
Helping individuals, families, and communities put research-based knowledge to work to improve their lives.
Learn More Using the Resources Below
Construction, Maintenance, and Repair
- Mildew Prevention in the Home, FCS-237
- Moisture Control and Prevention Guide: Gutter Management
- Moisture Control and Prevention Guide: Landscape Planting
- Moisture Control and Prevention Guide: Using a Moisture Meter
- Mold Testing
Department of Entomology’s North Carolina Insect Notes
Department of Horticulture’s Information Leaflets
- Carbon Monoxide
- Caulking and Weatherstripping — Calafateo y sellado térmico
- Energy Action Pyramid
- Home Energy Assessment Checklist
- Keeping Cool and Saving Money
- New Energy Efficient Lighting Label
- Reducing Your Home’s Heating Costs — Reduzca los costos de calefacción de su hogar
- Saving with Water Heating
- Top 10 No Cost/Low Cost Tips for Saving Energy and Money
- Water Heating Options
- Air Filters and Cleaners, FCS-360-6 (html only)
- Basic Radon Facts
- Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens, and Other
- Dealing with Potential Moisture Problems after a Flood
- Flood-Damaged Furniture
- Mold, Dust Mites, Fungi, Spores, and Pollen: Bioaerosols in the Home, FCS-360-5(html only)
- Radon and Countertops
- Testing Your Home for Radon
- Water-Damaged Carpets and Rugs
- Budgeting for Home Ownership, FCS-432
- Choosing the Best Mortgage, FCS-437
- Choosing to Rent, FCS-428
- Environmental Considerations in Real Estate Transactions, FCS-431
- Financial Aspects of Home Ownership, FCS-433
- House Purchase Contracts, FCS-438
- How Does the Space in the House Rate?, FCS-430
- Inspecting a House FCS-436
- Negotiating for Your House, FCS-435
- Preventive Home Maintenance Guide, FCS-440
- Selecting Home Buying Professionals, FCS-434
- Selecting the Location for Your House, FCS-429
- Selecting Your House, FCS-427
- Should You Buy or Rent?, FCS-426
Housing and Disasters
- Flooding Recovery and Clean Up Videos
- Portable Generator Hazards, English
- Portable Generator Hazards, Spanish
- Carbon Monoxide
- Control Asthma in Your Home Environment
- Home Safety Checklist for the Elderly, FCS-461
- Home Safety for Young Children
- Protecting Young Children In The Home, FCS-476
- Removing Barriers in a Home, FCS-392