Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

CU System
N.C. CUs join builders on home-efficiency standards
GREENSBORO, N.C. (3/21/11)--North Carolina credit union representatives joined leaders in the home-building industry on Tuesday to discuss home energy-efficiency standards at the Inaugural North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance (NCEEA) Summit in Cary, N.C. The event was hosted by the North Carolina Energy Office, Appalachian State University, Advanced Energy and Southern Energy Management, said the North Carolina Credit Union League (Weekly Update March 18). The NCEEA Summit brings together leaders from the home building industry to discuss ways to bring affordable, energy-efficient housing to North Carolinians. Its goal is to create at least 2,500 Energy Star-rated homes in the next 12 months. Representing the mortgage lending industry at the summit, three credit union representatives told how the NCEEA can market “green loans” to new home buyers. The representatives were: Spencer Scarboro, senior vice president of mortgage lending at State Employees’ CU, Raleigh; Melissa Malkin-Weber, green initiatives manager at Self-Help CU, Durham; and Mickey Fanney, director of political affairs with the North Carolina Credit Union League. The summit focused on what is going right and wrong in home buying, and what can be done to help promote energy-efficient housing to new home buyers. Others that were represented included: home appraisers, mortgage lenders, real estate agents, home energy raters, builders, utilities and NCEEA partners. Self-Help CU has been a longtime advocate for affordable energy efficiency building practices for low- and moderate-income homeowners, said Malkin-Weber, adding there is great value in promoting energy-efficient housing. “These are folks who often pay a disproportionate amount of their income towards utility bills,” Malkin-Weber told the league. “I hope the industry will take a lead in this really important sector.” The group will provide results to summit participants soon.


RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Maine credit unions put Food Mobile on the road to relieving hunger in rural areas http://t.co/R0xpt6BAZE
1 Day ago
.@TheNCUA's Matz: PALS should be exempt from Military Lending Act proposal #NewsNow http://t.co/Vy9uNhOIEr
1 Day ago
#NewsNow Iowa loan growth 3 times national bank rate http://t.co/fUvudPLg5d
1 Day ago
.@ICBA tallies its Home Depot data breach costs: $90M, 7.5M cards http://t.co/iJgRDC2AKZ
1 Day ago
.@icul's Jury elected treasurer of @WOCCU exec committee http://t.co/HEF1UChN8f
1 Day ago