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Green Built Guide | April 2018

Last Call to Get Involved in This Weekend's Disc Golf Fundraiser

Join us as local green building and disc golf enthusiasts come together to support a good cause at our second annual spring Disc Golf Fundraiser this weekend.

Participants receive a tournament-branded disc, enjoy free food and beer, and play for the opportunity to win a cash purse and raffle prizes like tickets to LEAF or the Biltmore.

WHAT: Green Built Disc Golf Fundraiser
WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14
WHERE: Lake Julian Disc Golf Course, Arden, NC 
HOW MUCH: $25 per person

Click to register yourself or a team!

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors including 84 Lumber, Sure Foot Builders
The Real Estate Center of Asheville, Dyer West Asheville and VandeMusser Design


Still seeking supporters for hole sponsorships!

There is still space for your company to sponsor a hole on the course and have a presence at our newest fundraiser.

Birdie Sponsor ($100): Represent your company as a supporter of our nonprofit with a sign that you provide at a hole along the course. Your logo will also be included on our website and social media promotions before the event.

Ace Sponsor ($250): Receive the above exposure as well as the opportunity to have a personal presence at the hole you are sponsoring with a table or booth you provide to offer food, information or otherwise engage with players.

To sponsor a hole, email Community Engagement Director Cari Barcas at

Save Your Grocery Shopping for Next Thursday at Whole Foods and Green Life When 5% Goes to Appalachian Offsets

As Appalachian Offsets crosses the one-year mark on its fundraising campaign to install solar panels on the roof of Asheville’s Isaac Dickson Elementary School, our nonprofit program will receive a boost next week as the grateful beneficiary of 5% Day at
Whole Foods Market, 4 South Tunnel Road,
and Greenlife Grocery, 70 Merrimon Avenue.

Both owned by Whole Foods Market, the two grocery stores will be donating 5 percent of all proceeds during normal business hours Thursday, April 19 to support our current Isaac Dickson project.

Help us thank Whole Foods for its support by doing your weekly shopping at one of its stores next Thursday, April 19!

Join Us Later This Month at the Annual Mother Earth News Fair

Come see us Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at Mother Earth News Fair at the WNC Ag Center. We have a presence at this event each year as a way of educating the community and promoting the work of our members.

Our members can attend the event free by helping to work our resource booth at the event. In exchange for working a shift with us, you'll receive admission to the show, as well as the opportunity to use the time at our booth to connect with interested community members and network with like-minded businesses.

If you are interested in volunteering at our booth, email your availability to Community Engagement Director Cari Barcas at
Thanks for your support and hope to see you there!

Share Your Projects and Expertise in 2018 Green Building Directory

We are starting the process of planning our 2018 Green Building Directory. With 30,000 copies distributed at 100 spots throughout Western North Carolina, this directory is a great way to share your company's unique offerings in the broader community as well as position your brand for high visibility in a targeted demographic.

Beyond the directory listings provided to all members at the business level and higher, there are several ways you can benefit from more visibility in this year's directory.
  1. Contribute content. Each year, our directory is enriched with article features and case studies written by our members and about their projects. For the best chance to be included in 2018, please email your story ideas now.
  2. Place an ad or enhance your listing. Click here to review ad details and a rate sheet, then save your space by emailing
  3. Become a member. Whether you're joining for the first time or renewing after a lapse, there's no better time to become a member and benefit from all the related marketing exposure.
Our annual directory is an impressive reflection of our membership and an invaluable resource for our community. We appreciate your participation in the process and presence in the finished product!

April Fools Humor: Our Member Adds Twist to Passive Solar Design

Green Built Alliance member company Deltec Homes created a humorous April Fools’ Day video highlighting a proposed new twist in passive solar design. Click here to view the video on our blog.

Upcoming Events

View Our Full Calendar
Saturday, April 14
Noon to 5 p.m.

Second Annual Green Built
Disc Golf Tournament

Location: Lake Julian Park,
Fisherman's Trail,
Arden, NC 28704
Cost: $25 player registration
Learn More & Register

Thursday, April 19
7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

5% Day With Proceeds Supporting Appalachian Offsets and Isaac Dickson
Location: Whole Foods Market and Greenlife Grocery
Cost: 5% of the cost of your groceries supports our project
Learn About The Fundraiser

Thursday, April 19
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Asheville Living Building Challenge Collaborative Monthly Meeting
Location: Greenlife Grocery, 70 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 21
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Clay
Full-Day Workshop

Location: The Arch, 
2000 Riverside Drive, 
Asheville, NC 28804
Cost: $175 with discounts for Green Built Alliance members
Learn More & Register
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mother Earth News Fair

Location: WNC Agricultural Center Davis Arena, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher
Cost: Tickets start at $20
Learn More


Annual Member Appreciation and Networking Party
- Thursday, September 13 -

Sixth Annual CiderFest NC Nonprofit Fundraiser
- Saturday, Oct. 13 -

Green Built Alliance: By The Numbers

Green Built Homes Certification Update:
Homes Certified: 1495
+15 certified in March; +46 certified year-to-date 
Homes in Progress: 120

Appalachian Offsets Fundraising Update:
Distance to $220,000 goal: $77,000
Raised last month: $1,000

Energy Savers Network Progress Update:
March Homes Upgraded: 13
March Volunteers: 41
March Volunteer Hours: 239

Member Spotlight: 
R-Squared Construction

Many thanks to one of our recent platinum members, R-Squared Construction, for becoming a part of our organization.

R-Squared Construction has been 
crafting high-quality custom homes in the Asheville area since 2003. Their experienced team of career carpenters prefers to focus on a few projects at a time to ensure that each job is completed with the highest attention to detail.

Click here to explore their new website.

Samsel Architects' ILFI Certification

Member firm Samsel Architects' Craven Gap residence has become the first home in North Carolina to earn Zero Energy certification from the International Living Future Institute. 

This is not only the first Zero Energy Certified Project in North Carolina, it is the first project in the state to achieve any level of certification from ILFI. 

Click to learn about this project and the honor.

Have an honor to share with fellow members? Email accolades to
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