Lunch & Learn: NC Green Power, Renewable Energy Resources, Thursday 12-1p in Raleigh

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Learn how your business can advance alternative energy in North Carolina by supporting The NC GreenPower Program- Renewable Energy Resources for NC.

  • When:  Thursday, April 15th (Noon- 1PM)
  • Where:  HagerSmith Design (Downstairs)-  (Physical address:  305 Martin Street, Raleigh, NC)
  • Lunch:  Will be provided and is FREE- just bring your appetite
  • RSVPs:  Are required, as space is limited.  Please email Stephanie Coble at to reserve a seat.

The presentation will cover the following:

  • Formation of the NC GreenPower program and brief history
  • How NC GreenPower operates
  • What kind of power generation is supported
  • Carbon offsets
  • Where does the money go?
  • Why do businesses & organizations support NC GreenPower
  • NC GreenPower & LEED
  • Energy Efficiency Rating Systems

About NC GreenPower (

NC GreenPower is an independent, nonprofit organization established to improve North Carolina’s environment through voluntary contributions toward renewable energy and the mitigation of greenhouse gases.  A landmark initiative approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission, NC GreenPower is the first statewide green energy program in the nation supported by all the state’s utilities and administered by Advanced Energy, an independent nonprofit corporation located in Raleigh, N.C.  The goal of NC GreenPower is two-fold: to supplement the state’s existing power supply with more green energy -electricity generated from renewable resources like the sun, wind and organic matter -and to support greenhouse gas mitigation through a carbon offset program.

About Advanced Energy (

Located in Raleigh, NC, Advanced Energy is a North Carolina and global resource that focuses on energy efficiency for commercial and industrial markets, electric motors and drives, plug-in transportation and applied building science. With energy cost and consumption on the rise, industries, businesses and institutions need cost-effective ways to meet their energy needs. Many of these organizations also face regulations requiring them to meet these needs while remaining environmentally responsible.  For 30 years, Advanced Energy has created economic, environmental and societal benefits through innovative and market-based approaches to energy issues.  With an entire team of experts dedicated to helping industrial, commercial and governmental clients, Advanced Energy creates customized energy solutions that realize significant energy and cost savings.


Martha Gettys, Business Development Manager, NC GreenPower

Martha is the Business Development Manager for NC GreenPower, a non-profit organization working to increase renewable energy sources across the state. A native of Asheville, Martha spent the early years of her career working in academic libraries, then in library automation software as a training consultant and a sales representative.   She was the Vice President of Sales for Ex Libris (USA) and VTLS, Inc., two highly regarded international library automation companies. She has been with NC GreenPower since fall of 2006, and works with corporate sponsors of the program.

Christine Maurer, CEM, Director of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Advanced Energy

Christine (CC) Maurer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in pollution control in 2000 from University of North Carolina at Asheville and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2004.  She is an Engineer in Training in NC and a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers.  Maurer joined Advanced Energy as a mechanical engineer on the Industrial Commercial Solutions team in January 2007 as an energy specialist for commercial buildings.   Prior to employment at Advanced Energy, Maurer served as the Energy Conservation Coordinator at the North Carolina State University where she worked to reduce energy and water consumption on campus.   Maurer also spent four years as a research assistant at the North Carolina Solar Center applying her technical knowledge to develop renewable energy applications and promote energy awareness.

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