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Photo: Warren Wilson College's EcoDorm. The building was the first on a college campus to achieve LEED Platinum certification in the Existing Buildings (EB) category.

June 2016 Newsletter

Last Call!


Time is running out to be a part of the 2016-2017 Green Building Directory! If your membership expires in July or August, contact Katie at or 828.254.1995 to ensure your business is featured. If you're interested in a display ad (membership is not required), contact Hylah at or 828.452.9283. 

The Directory enables you to reach thousands of customers via print and online. We print 25,000 copies and distribute them at nearly 100 locations throughout Western North Carolina. We showcase all of our members on our website, which receives 3,500 hits per month. Together, we are creating healthier homes and communities while helping to protect our environment
Don't Miss Out

Save the Date

WNC Green Building Council's
Annual Member Appreciation Party

Thursday, August 25th
5:30-8 p.m.
Highland Brewing Co.

Join us as we thank you for all of your support! Mingle with other green building industry professionals and learn what WNCGBC is up to with friends over food, drinks and music. 

RSVP to Katie at or 828.254.1995.
BREEAM Lands in the U.S.

The Bloc in downtown LA will be among the first projects to undertake BREEAM In-Use. The Bloc is undergoing renovation into an open-air urban destination. Photo: BuildingWise

"Before there was LEED, there was BREEAM.

While the LEED rating systems might have more buzz, the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is the world’s oldest and most widely used green building rating system. Created in 1990 by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the U.K., the system is responsible for 544,600 certified projects worldwide compared to LEED's roughly 75,000 certified projects.

Now BREEAM is coming to the U.S. through a partnership with BuildingWise, a U.S.-based LEED certification consultancy. A new organization, BREEAM USA, will make the BREEAM In-Use standard available to commercial buildings of any size, age and condition. The standard also offers benchmarking and certification for existing buildings."

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Member Spotlight

Thanks to High Country Timberframe & Gallery Woodworking for their WNC Green Building Council Platinum Membership!

High Country Timberframe & Gallery Woodworking has been a leader in traditional and contemporary timber frame and SIPS panel design and construction for more than 12 years with projects completed throughout the Eastern United States. They strive to ensure that the second life of the tree be as dignified as the first.

Thank you for your support and passion for green building!
Learn more about High Country Timberframe & Gallery Woodworking

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, June 21st
2:30-7 p.m.

Fast Track B Corp Hackathon & Social
Location: Deltec Homes - 69 Bingham Road, Asheville
Cost: FREE
Learn More
Tuesday, June 28th
9-10:30 a.m.

Knowing and Using Your Green MLS Features
Location: LOTSAR Office - 37 Montford Ave, Asheville
Cost: FREE
Thursday, July 28th
5:30-9 p.m.

Clean Energy in the Mountains

Location: Highland Brewing Company - 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville 
Cost: $20 for NCSEA members, $30 for non-members
Be Heard

Root Cause, a non-profit, advocates for wise forest management and sustainably produced forest products. They promote businesses that use local forest products and help those businesses source products currently lacking in WNC, but they need your help! Please take 5 minutes to complete their 10 question confidential survey. This survey will help better understand what's missing in order to find ways to fill supply chain gaps. 
Take Survey
Job Opportunity

Living Web Farms Biochar Production

Team Biochar

Responsibilities based around production of high-quality biochar and development of co-products from slow pyrolysis of woody biomass.

Dan Hettinger
Biochar Division Manager
Basic Construction & Millwork Certificate

Whether you want to build your own home or gain the skills to maintain your existing home, AB Tech's Basic Construction & Millwork Certificate is ideal for anyone from the D.I.Y. minded to someone looking to get into the field of construction. This 1-semester program provides 16 weeks of hands-on classes and is eligible for financial aid. Contact Heath Moody at 828.398.7349 or, for more details.

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