The Center first started as a high performance building project. At the time it was built, the Solar Demonstration House was one of only a few buildings of its type in the United States. The initial research begun here and at other sites across the country has assisted the building industry in pushing well beyond the boundaries of this initial project.
Still, much has not changed. Buildings that are well oriented to their site, well insulated, naturally lit and of durable construction will always be relevant.
The Center assists in executing other third party verification programs, including ENERGY STAR® and the LEED for Homes®. The Center also administers the N.C. Green Professionals Directory.