The Town of Nags Head recently received funding through the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to develop a Residential Energy and Water Conservation Guide. The Town hopes to identify actionable ways for homeowners to incorporate more energy and water efficiency measures into home designs. Best practices for achieving a more resilient home design will be presented in an interactive, digital guide to be made available through the Town’s website.

The Town is exposed to extreme weather events, including seasonal hurricanes, but consistently extreme wind and rainfall events throughout the year. This project will explore energy and water conservation for residential structures. Energy and water conservation are necessary for the future of the Town as it continues to manage extreme weather events that are exacerbated by climate change and sea level rise. By addressing energy and water conservation measures in residential structures, the Town hopes to mitigate damages from extreme weather events, improve energy usage, and reduce groundwater rise, as it has negative impacts on septic system functionality and water quality.

Energy and water conservation are complex issues that will require the collective action of individual citizens and municipalities working together to address and ensure long term sustainability of the community.

Thank you for taking the time to take this brief survey that will help the Town develop this Residential Energy and Water Conservation Guide. For more information, contact Holly White (holly.white@nagsheadnc.gov) or Kate Jones (kate.jones@nagsheadnc.gov).

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* 1. What street do you live on in Nags Head?

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* 2. Do you rent or own the home you are currently living in? 

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* 3. If you have or will be building or renovating a home in Nags Head, what are the priorities that guide your project?

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* 4. If you've already constructed, how have you incorporated energy and water conservation into your home design?

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* 5. How important are energy and water conservation measures to you when you build or renovate your home?

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* 6. What behaviors or ways do you currently practice to save energy and conserve water? (example: turn off water while you brush your teeth, buy energy-efficient appliances, etc.) 

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* 7. What do you think would motivate Nags Head residents to conserve energy or water? 

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* 8. In 2019, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential home was 10,649 kilowatthours (kWh), an average of about 877 kWh per month. Do you think your household is more or less consistent with this average, uses less energy than the average home, uses more energy than the average home?  (reference your energy bill if you are unsure)

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* 9. What do you feel are barriers to integrating more water and energy-efficient measures in residential structures or increasing behaviors that result in improved water and energy efficiency? 

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* 10. Would you be willing to talk with someone from the Town as a follow-up?  If so, please enter your contact information below.  

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