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Green Built Guide | August 2018

Don't Miss Our Happy Hour Meetup at Wedge Tomorrow

5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15

Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street, Asheville
As summer winds to a close, join us for an extra-happy hour where $2 will be donated for every beer purchased to support our nonprofit's Appalachian Offsets program.
  • Already a member? Come catch up with friends.
  • New to green building? Bring a question to pick the brain of one of our builders or other members.
  • Interested in being involved? Learn more about Green Built Alliance and becoming a member.

Thanks to our leadership circle members at JAG and Associates Construction and Mosaic Realty for sponsoring this event by each committing a generous $1 donation to Appalachian Offsets for every beer sold.

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Mark Your Calendar and Register Now for Free Display Space at Our Annual Party Next Month

5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13

Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville

Mingle with other green-building and sustainability-focused professionals and learn what Green Built Alliance is up to over free food from The Wood Fired Oven, live music from GypsyGrass Music and a cash bar at our nonprofit's annual member appreciation and networking party.

Free and open to the public, this annual event will celebrate the unveiling of 2018's edition of the Green Building Directory, as well as the debut of a brand-new short film on our nonprofit and its programs by Climate Listening Project. We hope you'll join us!

MEMBERS: Please remember to sign up in advance for your free table space to display at this event by emailing

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Help Us Create Green-Building Education Area and Promote Your Company at CiderFest

This fall will mark the sixth annual celebration of CiderFest NC, which remains our nonprofit's largest fundraiser. The event has grown each year since it began in 2013. This year's CiderFest is from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

This year, we are excited to be expanding our event to occupy the entire Salvage Station venue and welcome a record-setting 2,000 guests. As part of that growth, we plan to use Salvage Station's main building as a green-building education area for our with vendor booths offering interactive demos of related products, mini-workshops 
and screenings of short films related to sustainability.

We can think of no better way to share green 
building with the public than through our members' participation in our largest event. We are making a limited number of vendor tables available for $100 each to members interested in promoting their company and offering educational demos. Table fees and event proceeds benefit our nonprofit.

Tables are limited and first come, first served.
Email Cari Barcas to reserve your spot today.

Tickets on Sale and Tabling Opportunity Available for 4th Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium

Save the date for AIA Asheville's Fourth Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium this November.

Tickets are now on sale for Friday's symposium.
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For the first time, AIA Asheville will also be inviting Green Built Alliance members exclusively to represent their company at the free public lecture on Thursday evening. A limited number of 
table spaces will be available for $100 each. To reserve a space, email

The quality of our current and future workforce is increasingly seen as the most important factor in our region’s economic growth and vitality. Our thriving business community benefits from Western North Carolina’s intrepid workforce, but we know employers of every size are still facing challenges in finding talent and preparing for the future.

That’s why the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, along with the North Carolina Chamber Foundation, the Economic Development Partnership of NC, and the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, is launching a regional workforce analysis called the State of Our Workforce: Western NC. 
Contribute by taking the survey at this link.

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, Aug. 15
5 to 7 p.m.

Green Built Alliance
Happy Hour Meetup

Location: Wedge Foundation,
5 Foundy Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free
Thursday, Aug. 23
7 p.m.

"If You Build It"
Film Screening

Location: Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Ticket donation of $10
Friday, Aug. 24
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

High Performance
Zoned Comfort Solutions
Lunch and Learn

Location: 66 Terry Estates Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Cost: Free; please RSVP
Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Thursday, Sept. 13

International Living
Future Institute's
Living Product Expo

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center,
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Cost: $20 to $920
Thursday, Sept. 13
5:30 to 8 p.m.

Annual Networking and Member Appreciation Party
Location: Highland Brewing,
12 Old Charlotte Highway,
Asheville, NC 28803
Cost: Free food and cash bar
Learn More
Monday, Sept. 17 to Wednesday, Sept. 19

Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
Location: Columbia Convention Center,
1101 Lincoln Street,
Columbia, SC 29201
Cost: $150 to $275
Saturday, Oct. 13
Noon to 5 p.m.

Sixth Annual CiderFest NC
Location: Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: General admission tickets are $33. On sale now!
Thursday, Nov. 1
5 to 7:30 p.m.

Climate Adaptive Design Pre-Conference Lecture and Reception

Location: The Collider,
1 Haywood St., Fourth Floor,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free
Learn More
Friday, Nov. 2
8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Climate Adaptive Design Symposium

Location: The Collider,
1 Haywood St., Fourth Floor,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: $175-235
Learn More

Green Built Alliance: By The Numbers

Green Built Homes Certification Update:
Homes Certified: 1,540
+11 certified in July;
+85 certified year-to-date 

Homes in Progress: 112

Appalachian Offsets Fundraising Update:
Distance to $220,000 goal: $3,500
Raised in July: $3,500

Energy Savers Network Progress Update:
July Homes Upgraded: 8
July Volunteers: 18
July Volunteer Hours: 97
Member Spotlight: 
High Country Timberframe

Thanks to our longtime platinum members at High Country Timberframe & Gallery Woodworking Co.

High County Timberframe's homes are designed and constructed to meet Green Built Homes and NC Energy Star 3 Standards. They offer design and build services for fully customized homes, and are experienced with a range of architectural styles and sizes.

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