Thursday, January 7, 2010

North Carolina company gives 'green' a greenlight

Posted By on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 5:46 PM

A North Carolina company is helping people save money and energy. This is what we call a win-win situation, people.

Katie Trabelsi has started a business aimed at providing folks with "greener" homes and pockets.

She calls it Greenlight Go.

"The concept of my store is to help you save money and to help you save energy," Trabelsi said.

Greenlight Go opened in November in downtown Winston-Salem at the corner of Burke and Fourth streets.

Products in the store include LED bulbs, dual-flush toilets, KVAR energy controllers used for reducing energy consumption and Greenswitch single-control devices that cut power to designated lights and outlets.

"I've got a lot of things that can retrofit in your home that can cut your electric bill by 40 percent," Trabelsi said.

She works with companies that she calls "green partners" for people needing products such as energy-efficient windows and insulation. She plans to add more products, such as tankless water heaters and water filters.

Her store's hottest seller, she said, is a $399 NatureMill indoor food composter that is odor free.

Homeowners can throw in their leftover food scraps, such as banana and orange peels, and have compost in 14 days.

"It costs just 50 cents in power a month," Trabelsi said.

Read the rest of this Winston-Salem Journal article, by Fran Daniel, here.

Even a 9-year-old can make a home more energy efficient:

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