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Green Built Guide | January 2019

Join Us Later This Month for Our Winter Happy Hour Meetup

5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24

Asheville Brewing Co., 77 Coxe Ave., Asheville
After you resurface from the hustle-bustle of the holidays and settle into the new year, reconnect with members of Green Built Alliance for the winter edition of our quarterly happy-hour meetup complete with great company, free appetizers and a cash bar at Asheville Brewing's downtown location.
  • Already a member? Come catch up with friends.
  • New to green building? Bring a question and pick the brain of one of our builders or other members.
  • Interested in getting involved? Learn more about Green Built Alliance and becoming a member.

Get Involved in Our Nonprofit's New
Brew Horizons Beer Fest Fundraiser

Join us next month as a sponsor or guest at our nonprofit's newest fundraiser, Brew Horizons Beer Fest, to support the Blue Horizons Project community campaign that operates out of our office.

The festival will allow people to enjoy unlimited samples of craft beverages from nearly two dozen regional breweries and cideries from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Guests will also enjoy artisanal local food, arts and crafts vendors, live music and sustainability education areas.

Visit our website to learn more about this event and explore opportunities to get involved as a sponsor.

Visit the Brew Horizons Beer Fest website to explore the lineup of participating pourers and buy tickets today.

Join Us Next Month at AHBA's Build and Remodel Expo

Come see us the first weekend of February at Asheville Home Builders Association's annual
Build and Remodel Expo at the WNC Ag Center.

Our members can attend the expo free by helping to work our resource booth at the event. In exchange for working a shift with us, you'll receive admission to the show, as well as the opportunity to use the time at our booth to connect with interested community members and network with like-minded businesses.

If you are interested in volunteering at our booth, email your availability to Community Engagement Director Cari Barcas at
Thanks for your support and hope to see you there!

Green Built Homes Certification Program Evolving to Encourage Regenerative Design Elements

We are excited to be updating our Green Built Homes certification program this year to incentivize builders to incorporate elements of regenerative design in their projects. Click here to learn more!

Our statewide certification system will evolve beyond its current approach of rewarding features that make homes “less bad” for homeowners and the environment to begin encouraging more regenerative elements that actually improve the world around them.

As Green Built Homes looks toward the next chapter of weaving regenerative elements into its program, it is also celebrating the success of its Net Zero Certification level added in late 2015.  In three years, the program has certified 26 Net Zero Energy homes.

See below for information about five Platinum Net Zero Energy projects recently certified by Green Built Homes in November and December of 2018, including a Green Built Homes program record set by Sure Foot Builders for the lowest HERS Index to date!

 Sure Foot Builders: 313 GBH points | HERS -10 | Photos
• Nicholson & Sun: 290 GBH points | HERS 14 | Photos
• Mountain Sun Building & Design: 326 points | HERS - 5 | Photos
• Osada Construction: 307 GBH points | HERS 1 | Photos
 JAG Construction: 286 GBH points | HERS 9 | Photos

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, Jan. 24
5 to 7 p.m.

Winter Happy Hour Meetup

Location: Asheville Brewing, 77 Coxe Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free snacks, cash bar
RSVP and Share
Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Build and Remodel Expo
Location: WNC Ag Center,
775 Boylston Highway,
Fletcher, NC 28732
Cost: $10 per ticket
Buy Tickets
Saturday, Feb. 23
2 to 6 p.m.

Brew Horizons Beer Fest Inaugural Fundraiser
Location: US Cellular Center,
87 Haywood Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: $40 general admission or $55 Very Important Taster
Buy Tickets
Thursday, Feb. 28
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Annual Local Industry Night
Location: ProSource Supply,
30 Interstate Boulevard,
Asheville, NC 28806
Cost: Free to Green Built Alliance members with RSVP
Register Now


Third Annual GBA
Disc Golf Tournament

- Saturday, May 4 -

Annual Member Appreciation and Networking Party
- Thursday, Sept. 5 -

Seventh Annual CiderFest Nonprofit Fundraiser
- Saturday, Oct. 12 -
Member Spotlight: 
Love The Green Team

Thanks to our longtime members at Love The Green Team, who upgraded to leadership circle support in 2018.

Love The Green Team is a women/veteran-owned full-service real estate company with the mission to create a sustainable world, one home at a time.

Click here to connect.
Resolve to Stay
Involved in 2019

With new opportunities to connect and more visibility for your business, there's never been a better time to have a membership in the nonprofit Green Built Alliance.

We are deeply grateful for our members' involvement and are pleased to be able to offer improved benefits this year:

+ A revived calendar of quarterly networking and education events including happy hour meetups, lunch and learns, and more to give you a regular chance to connect with our nonprofit and your fellow members.

+ An expanded distribution of 30,000 copies of our annual Green Building Directory distributed in print at 100 locations across Western North Carolina each year.

+ An increase of traffic to our new website, which features the listings of all our members. Our site receives about 10,000 pageviews now each month. 

Need to renew or not sure of your membership status? 
Reach out by email to Community Engagement Director Cari Barcas today.
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