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In Henderson County, we recognize that it is becoming increasingly important to use our resources sustainably. As a result, an energy plan and a 20-year solid waste vision plan were developed and approved by our Board of Commissioners.  County Energy Plan    County Solid Waste Vision Plan

Henderson County has a solar thermal hot water system to decrease our environmental impact by harnessing the sun's energy to assist in heating water. You can see the impact of the system by going to the monitoring page. Solar Thermal Monitoring Page

Renewable Energy installations across NC can be found here. A map of the industries in Henderson County that use clean or renewable energy. These maps were provided by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

Latest Energy & Fuel Management Report for County Facilities, Buildings, and Fleet

FY 2016-2017 Fuel & Energy Management Report

Energy Saving Tips
Here are some low cost tips to reduce your energy consumption and save on your energy bills year-round.

- Switch to compact fluorescent or LED bulbs. Now widely available at most retailers, they have become much more affordable, last longer and use less energy than incandescent bulbs. CFLs and other mercury-containing items can be recycling at the Convenience Center.

- Plug home electronics, such as TVs, computers and DVD players, into power strips and turn the power strips off when not in use. Even when they aren't turned on, large electronics still use "phantom energy" (a small amount of energy) but turning off a power strip will turn them completely off.

- Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

- Air dry dishes and laundry rather than using your dishwater's or dryer's heat dry cycle.

- Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.

- Set your thermostat back when you're not at home.

- Make sure your house is sealed up; check your home for any leaks in the ventilating system, cracks around windows and doors and open fireplace dampers.

- Make sure your heating and cooling system is properly maintained-the better it's maintained, the more efficiently it will heat and cool your home. Check your owner's manuals for recommended maintenance.

- Have a home energy efficiency audit performed by your electricity provider.