Cape Fear
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The Retrofit Radio Show

Tune in to The Retrofit Radio Show Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on 106.3FM The Big Talker as host Deborah Butler, Joy Allen, and guest experts help answer the question: How is my house wasting energy and money? Each week in the 13 part series, The Retrofit Radio Show covers a different topic regarding home energy efficiency, identifying typical problems and their basic, common sense improvements that could reduce energy consumption by as much as 40%.

Host Deborah Butler takes a humorous approach to technical subjects that makes learning fun. Listener Elli Klein comments, "Deb Butler is one Big Talker who can back up the talk with facts and good ideas that actually help make life better for everyone, not just a select few!"

Listeners are invited to call in to the studio line at 910-332-6390 or toll free at 1-800-760-8190. You can also call in to answer weekly trivia questions and win prizes. Out of range listeners can stream the show live from

Episode Schedule

  1. November 5, 2011 – "Air Leakage" with Skye Dunning (Building Performance Specialists)
  2. November 12, 2011 – "Insulation" with Mark Jabaley (Above and Beyond Energy)
  3. November 19, 2011 – “Heating & Cooling” with Jimmy Williams (O'Brien Service Company)
  4. November 26, 2011 – “Lighting & Appliances” with John Zieger (Island Appliance)
  5. December 3, 2011 – “Progress Energy’s Home Energy Improvement Program” with Lake Newcomb (Progress Energy)
  6. December 10, 2011 – “Water and the connection with energy” with Rick Harris (Cape Fear Rain Water Harvesting) and Sam McKenzie (Longley Supply)
  7. December 17, 2011 – “Remodeling for energy efficiency” with Christopher Yermal (Old School Rebuilders)
  8. December 24, 2011 – “Renewable Energy” with Robbie Sutton (Carolina Green Building)
  9. December 31, 2011 – “Energy Audits” with Skye Dunning (Building Performance Specialists)
  10. January 7, 2012 – “How does your home waste energy?” with Jay DeChesere (Sustainable Design Colllaborative)
  11. January 14, 2012 – “Water Heating” with Randy Siegel (Signature Plumbing)
  12. January 21, 2012 – “Incentives” with Adam Shay (Adam Shay CPA)
  13. January 28, 2012 – “Why retrofit?” with John Wojciechowski (Architect and Cape Fear Community College Sustainability Technologies Program) and Paula Zabkar (New Hanover County Schools)


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