Recently I attended a class sponsored by El Paso Electric company on changes to the ENERGY STAR® program. I was one of four Home Energy Raters and approximately fourteen builders. Everyone except me was from the Las Cruces area. I find it interesting how Green or Energy Efficiency has taken off in some areas but not others. In New Mexico its pretty common in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, in other areas like Las Cruces, and Silver City its starting to take off, but here in Alamogordo it is virtually non existent. I will try my best to get it going here but it will be interesting to see if I can be a catalyst or if energy prices will open peoples eyes first.