By David Dean David is a marketing and sustainability consultant with experience making geeky things fun and easy to understand. He is a father, percussionist and double bogie golfer.
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    Clean Energy! Read All About It!

    April 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

    I read a lot – admittedly, not as much as I did before our daughter came along a year ago. However, for a hardworking American trying to build a family, oversee an Earth Day festival, and consult on various projects, you would be surprised. I do what I call “heavy reading” early in the morning […]

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    Meet The Man Behind UNC’s $23 Million Energy Savings

    March 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

    A regular feature of this column will be interviews with energy leaders in our community. I can think of no better person to kick off the series than Chris Martin, Energy Management Director for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC is the largest consumer of energy in the UNC system, but they […]

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    Clean Tech Summit Promotes Local Innovation

    February 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

    The North Carolina clean energy sector generated $3.6 billion in total revenue in 2013, according to a recent census administered by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA). Additionally, the number of full-time employees has grown 20 percent, to 18,404, over 2012 numbers at the 570 firms who participated in the census. Strata Solar, based […]

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    5 Ways To Save Energy (aka Money) At Home This Winter

    January 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    In watching our gas and electric bills, I (like many of you, I am sure) have seen a complete reversal in cost and usage occur between the warm and cold months. My electric bill has been slashed and our gas bill has jumped by about 200 percent – and that is just since November! Then, […]