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Green Built Guide | May 2018

Final Days To Save on Early Bird
Ad Deadline for 2018 Directory

We are well into 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. But act now, since several of the directory deadlines are rapidly approach later this month!
  • Place an ad or enhance your listing. Click here to review ad details and a rate sheet, then save your space by emailing The early-bird discount is extended until Friday, May 25!
  • 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 the marketing exposure. Your membership must be current as of July 1!
  • Contribute content. Each year, our directory is enriched with article features and case studies written by our members and about their projects. Submit articles to by next Friday, June 1.
Our annual directory is an impressive reflection of our membership and an invaluable resource for our community. Thanks for your participation in the process and presence in the finished product!

A Fossil-Fuel-Powered Peaker Plant For Asheville? We Don’t Think So.

Can you help us avoid a new 
fossil fuel power plant in Asheville?

You might remember that a few years ago, the Asheville Beyond Coal campaign won the scheduled closure of Asheville’s coal-burning power plant by 2020, and got Duke Energy to commit to delaying or avoiding a new fossil fuel-powered peaker plant in Asheville. But we’ll only avoid the plant if we reduce our region’s energy demand.

The crazy part is, this proposed peaker plant would be built just to meet Buncombe County’s peak energy needs in the coldest weeks of winter. We know we can meet these demands with greater energy efficiency and by moving toward a clean energy future.

This is where you come in – Duke Energy has brought their Neighborhood Energy Saver program to Asheville; this program provides free walkthrough energy assessments to help low-income homes lower their energy bills and reduce energy demand in Buncombe County. It even gives each home up to 16 free energy-saving devices like LED light bulbs, water-saving shower heads and air-conditioning system filters. This program is one step toward our cleaner energy future, but people can’t benefit if they don't know of it.

Will you help Asheville’s homes save energy and avoid the construction of a fossil fuel-burning peaker plant in Asheville?

We have short canvassing shifts in Deaverview (West Asheville) open for the next three weeks, and we can’t make this happen without volunteer support. You can find a shift that fits your schedule here, and contact canvassing coordinator Anna Shugoll if you have any questions at

Thanks in advance for your support!

Join Us for Energy-Efficiency Workshop at Sierra Nevada

Green Built Alliance invites those interested in learning how to save energy at home to a free one-hour workshop with NCBPA at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 at Sierra Nevada in Mills River!

Home energy experts will provide tips on lowering your home’s energy usage and describe how you, your family and the environment will benefit from it! Happy hour follows!

Click here to register for this free workshop. We'll be present to share information about how our Blue Horizons Project can help you save money and energy at home. Hope to see you there!

Work with Green Built Alliance or One of Our Members

As our industry continues to grow, job opportunities do too. Please review the open positions below (including one in-house with Green Built Alliance!) and share with anyone who would be a good fit.

  • Green Built Alliance and Energy Savers Network are hiring an Operations Coordinator for our low-income weatherization program. Responsibilities include coordinating ESN activities such as client and volunteer recruitment and management, marketing, website updates, database updates, managing events, etc. Click here for info.
  • Our platinum members at AB Tech are seeking an instructor for classes in the Renewable Energy area. Email
  • Our silver members at Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware have openings for a number of jobs, including an estimator, paint specialist and installers for cabinets, windows and doors. Click here for a current list of opportunities.
  • Our nonprofit members at Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity seek four Americorps members and a ReStore associate. Click here for details.

Upcoming Events

View Our Full Calendar
Monday, June 11
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Consumer Energy-Efficiency Workshop
Location: Sierra Nevada,
100 Sierra Nevada Way,
Mills River, NC 28732
Cost: Free
Learn More & Register

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
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, and will go on sale on Fourth of July.

Green Built Alliance: By The Numbers

Green Built Homes Certification Update:
Homes Certified: 1,500
+8 certified in April;
+54 certified year-to-date 

Homes in Progress: 122

Appalachian Offsets Fundraising Update:
Distance to $220,000 goal: $70,000
Raised in April: $6,300

Energy Savers Network Progress Update:
April Homes Upgraded: 16
April Volunteers: 40
April Volunteer Hours: 235
Member Spotlight: 
Vandemusser Design


Thanks to our longtime platinum members at Vandemusser Design. In addition to membership, the company supports our Green Built Homes certifications and offsets its footprint through our Appalachian Offsets program.

Run by an architect and engineer with extensive industry experience, VandeMusser provides technical consulting and certification services for green residential construction to builders, architects, developers, and homeowners.

Click here to connect.
In the News:
50% of New Home Buyers Want Energy-Efficient Home

The Zillow Group's Consumer Housing Trends Report recently asked 13,000 households about what features they want most in their homes. The report has a listing of the top ten features that buyers of new homes want most, and ranked at number 10, Zillow says that 50% of new home buyers want an energy efficient home.

Read more here.
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