deltec homes hurricane

Experiencing a hurricane can be frightening. Preparation can help you stay safe. Planning and preparing for the next hurricane is something best done ahead of time.  Below are some important tips and guidelines that we have collected to help you prepare. Tips for Seniors The first step should always…

Just past the spring equinox is a good time to revisit this classic, fan-favorite humor video from Deltec’s past, featuring our “all-star” cast of employees, touching on passive solar design, with a twist…

An updated overview on new construction green building rebates for 2023 and beyond. The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August 2022, contains generous, unprecedented new funding for energy efficiency for homes, whose energy use currently contributes significantly to US total carbon emissions. Although much ado has been made about…

Last week, I (Deltec’s Sustainability Manager) had the rare opportunity not only to attend, but to present a case study on Deltec Homes’ panelized building system at the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Buildings XV conference.  Titled “Zero Energy Ready Out of the Box,” I…

One of great things about working with Deltec is access to green building and building science consulting from our experienced and passionate green building consultants. Here, just as in this previous blog, we post some answers to common technical questions that our clients often ask us as they think…

As the green building industry talks about decarbonizing the housing market, the concept of total home electrification is a common one. In fact, some local governmental bodies like Denver are moving towards that as a regulatory goal for new homes. The environmental rationale for total electrification is simple.  Electricity…

Last month, I attended the ribbon cutting/switch flipping ceremony for the new solar array at Isaac Dickson elementary school here in Asheville, North Carolina. Consisting of 300 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic panels, the project was six years in the making, and is estimated to save the school more than…

Our annual sustainability report for 2020 is hot off the presses! We know it’s already July 2021. You’ll have to excuse the delay, our green building and sustainability manager was out on maternity leave for several months at the end of 2020 – early 2021. And 2020 was, well…you…

Today we honor the memory of the matriarch of the Deltec family, Cathryn Kinser, who passed away at the age of 83.  The wife of founder Robert Kinser, Cathryn helped to build the legacy of Deltec Homes into what it is today.  Cathryn nurtured a lifelong dedication to education…

Sustainability is not just important for our homes, but how we operate ourselves. We were one of the first companies in NC to use 100% renewable electricity through our on-site solar array and purchased wind power to power our manufacturing facility.  That was 13 years ago. But we are…

Head south of Atlanta, away from the skyscrapers and 12-lane highways, with an ever-so-slight turn toward the coast before Northern Florida, and you’ll find yourself in Moultrie, Georgia—and square in the heart of pine country. Longleaf and slash pine trees, both varieties of Southern yellow pine, have long been…