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Green Built Guide | August 2019

Regenerative Design Workshop Series Kicks Off In Two Weeks with Achieving Net-Zero Energy

In connection with this year's update process to incorporate regenerative design principles into our statewide Green Built Homes certification program, our nonprofit is launching a new monthly series of in-depth, inspirational workshops through the fall and winter of 2019, which are aimed at educating and engaging the community in regenerative design.

This series starts in two weeks on Wednesday, Aug. 21 with a workshop on Achieving Net-Zero Energy led by Amy Musser of Vandemusser Design and Emily Boyd of Mountain Sun Building & Design.

This workshop will provide insight into net-zero energy homes, with topics including:
◘ What makes a home net-zero energy?
◘ What special planning is necessary?
◘ How does energy conservation and education and occupant behavior fit into the plan?

We will discuss how to achieve the greatest energy efficiency with building systems such as insulation, heating, cooling, hot water, and ventilation, as well as essential ways solar energy will help you reach net zero. A local case study will show how the whole process comes together for a successful project.

Click to Learn More and Buy Tickets


Hempcrete and Sustainable Building Materials Weekend with Chris Magwood in September

Visit our website for a full list of future topics and presenters. We hope you will join us for a class!

Mark Your Calendar and Register for Free Display Space at Annual Party

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

Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte, Asheville

Mingle with other green-building and sustainability-focused professionals and learn what Green Built Alliance is up to with friends over free food from The Wood Fired Oven, live music from Julia Sanders and the Stinging Nettles, and a cash bar with $1 of every beer Highland sells being donated to our nonprofit.

Free and open to the public, this event will celebrate the unveiling of the 2019 edition of our annual Green Building Directory, as well as provide an update on the latest news from our nonprofit and its programs.

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

RSVP and Share This Event On Facebook

Get Involved as a Sponsor at GBA's Seventh Annual CiderFest NC Fundraiser

1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road, Asheville
This October marks our seventh celebration of our nonprofit's CiderFest NC fundraiser. The event has grown each year since it began and become one of Western North Carolina's most popular fall festivals.

This year, we invite all of our members to consider the opportunity to connect with 2,000 consumers as a sponsor our nonprofit's largest annual fundraiser.

This annual event sells out each year, and last year's event welcomed 2,000 guests to enjoy 24 cider and mead makers from across the country as well as dozens of vendors of local foods, arts and crafts.
We expect a larger crowd this year as we move to our improved and expanded venue at Carrier Park.

We hope you will consider this opportunity to support our nonprofit and grow your business as a sponsor.

Click here to learn more about sponsorship.

Upcoming Events

View Our Full Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 7
5 to 8 p.m.

Solar for Businesses and Nonprofits with SolFarm
and Blue Horizons Project

Location: Antidote,
151 Coxe Ave. Suite 20, Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free
Learn More & RSVP

Wednesday, Aug. 21
1 to 4 p.m.

Achieving Net-Zero Energy: GBA Regenerative Design Workshop Series
Location: Lenoir-Rhyne,
36 Monford Ave. Room 314,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers, $25 students
Learn More & RSVP

Thursday, Sept. 5
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 & RSVP
Member Spotlight:
Sulaski & Co.

Big gratitude goes to our newest platinum members at Sulaski & Company, a builder and developer of well-planned homes and communities based out of Asheville.

Click here to connect.
Job Opportunity:
A-B Tech Seeking Renewable Energy Adjunct Instructor

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is seeking a part-time instructor to teach classes on renewable energy technologies. Classes include Photovoltaics Technology and Modeling Renewable Energy Technologies starting this fall.

Applicants should be experienced in renewable energy installation and related safety measures. Field experience and an associate's degree in sustainability (or related area of study) are the minimum requirements. 
Qualified candidates can email Chair Heath Moody at
Partner Plug:
Habitat Restore Holds 8th Annual Reuse Contest

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore encourages residents to show their creativity and talent for a chance to win in the ReStore ReUse Contest.
Running Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, the annual contest is meant to showcase innovative building projects constructed
predominantly of used building materials. Winners will be chosen in multiple categories.

Click here for rules and entry forms.
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