Green Built Guide: February 2021

Registration Open for Continuing-Ed Classes for General Contractors and Architects

Green Built Alliance has finalized our second-quarter schedule of continuing-education courses that will fulfill the six elective hours required annually by North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, as well as being eligible for credit through American Institute of Architects and certain other trade organizations. 

From April through June, we'll be hosting virtual classes via Zoom on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month with discounts for members and free equitable access tickets for individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or a person of color).

All six available classes are approved hours for general contractors as well as architects, and also count toward our new Regenerative Professional Accreditation credential that acknowledges a deep, evolving competency in advanced green-building best practices.

***** For the two-hour mandatory course required for GCs, we are referring to TrainingFolks, which has an asynchronous e-learning option for the class. You can receive a $10 discount off each course you purchase when you use Green Built Alliance’s coupon code — NCGC0109 — at checkout. Visit this website to register.

We'll be hosting more classes, including new offerings, this fall. Watch for that schedule to be released this summer.

See full details on the Q2 continuing-education class schedule >>

Learn more about the Regenerative Professional Accreditation >>

Invest Just a Few Minutes to Improve the Future of North Carolina's Building Codes

Our friends at North Carolina Building Performance Association are leading a campaign to nominate two building-performance professionals to fill key seats on the state's Building Code Council.

NCBPA is advocating for one of our longtime members and close partners, Amy Musser of Vandemusser Design, to join the council, along with Chris Berg of Summit Design and Engineering Services.

These two individuals' additions to the Building Code Council would be a crucial step in ensuring continued improvements to our state's residential and commercial building and energy codes. 

Please consider investing just a few minutes today to join NCBPA and GBA in recommending Musser and Berg to join the council.

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RFP Open for Community Solarize Campaign; Sign Up for Your Residential Assessment Today

Our Blue Horizons Project program is leading this spring's rollout of an Asheville-Buncombe Solarize intiative to increase the affordability of solar for everyday people.

The request for proposals from solar companies was issued earlier this month, and the campaign will officially begin recruiting participants in April! 

  • Residents interested in participating can learn more and preregister for a free assessment on the campaign website
  • Solar-installation companies interested in learning more about the RFP can email questions to

Job Opportunities: 
Members Now Hiring

Partner Plug: Atmos

We’ve teamed up with Atmos to help support our cause. With their model of banking engineered to reverse the climate crisis, Atmos offers FDIC-insured savings accounts that support renewable energy and the transition to a clean economy. Atmos deposits will fund innovative technologies and infrastructure that combat the global climate crisis.

Atmos will give you $5 when you fund an account by March 5 and Atmos will increase your savings rate to up to 0.51% when you pick Green Built Alliance as your nonprofit recipient, so you can donate a little extra cash each month, at no cost to you. They’ve made your support easier at a time when it’s the most critical. It’s win for you, a win for the environment, and a win for us.

Click here to learn more about our relationship with Atmos and apply.

Member Spotlight:
Beach Hensley Homes

Our platinum members at Beach Hensley Homes provide sensibly crafted, fixed-priced homes that are affordable, responsibly built designs with a focus on efficiency and urban infill building. Their ultimate goal is to foster the community's growth while also preserving the integrity of our Appalachian ecology.

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In The News: Top Green-Building Products of 2021

BuildingGreen has selected 10 green-building products that significantly improve upon standard “business-as-usual” practices. This year’s products address our most pressing challenge: reducing environmental impacts of greenhouse gases. The listed products sequester carbon, conserve energy and resources, and reduce emissions to fundamentally change our building systems.

view the full top 10 product list >>

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