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Green Built Guide | March 2018

Join Us Thursday to Celebrate the Launch of Our Nonprofit's Newest Community Program

4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22
Edington Center Gymnasium
133 Livingston Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Resulting from a two-year collaboration of local government, business, nonprofit and environmental leaders, Blue Horizons Project is a comprehensive hub of energy-efficiency programs to empower community members to save money and help create Western North Carolina’s clean energy future.

Blue Horizons Project is designed to improve access to the wide variety of energy-efficiency programs and resources available to Buncombe County residents and businesses. Please join us to learn more about the project and celebrate its launch with free food and giveaways at Thursday's reception.

Click here to learn more and RSVP, or help by sharing on Facebook!

Sign Up as Player or Sponsor at 2nd Annual Disc Golf Fundraiser

Join us as local green building and disc golf enthusiasts come together to support a good cause at our second annual spring Disc Golf Fundraiser next month.

Participants will receive a tournament-branded disc, and play for the opportunity to win a cash purse, tickets to LEAF Festival or the Biltmore Estate, among other prizes.

WHAT: Green Built Disc Golf Fundraiser
WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14
WHERE: Lake Julian Disc Golf Course, Arden, NC 
HOW MUCH: $25 per person

Click to register yourself or a team!

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors including Dyer West Asheville and
The Real Estate Center of Asheville.


Still seeking supporters for hole sponsorships!

There is still space for your company to sponsor a hole on the course and have a presence at our newest fundraiser.

Birdie Sponsor ($100): Represent your company as a supporter of our nonprofit with a sign that you provide at a hole along the course. Your logo will also be included on our website and social media promotions before the event.

Ace Sponsor ($250): Receive the above exposure as well as the opportunity to have a personal presence at the hole you are sponsoring with a table or booth you provide to offer food, information or otherwise engage with players.

To sponsor a hole, email Community Engagement Director Cari Barcas at

Green Built Homes Highlights:
Abundant Affordable Housing Certifications in February

Learn more about the nonprofit organizations that have committed to building healthy, sustainable homes, and find out which other builders completed projects through our nonprofit's program in February.
Click here to read more!
Special congratulations and thank you to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Union-Anson County Habitat for Humanity and Hendersonville's Housing Assistance Corporation on their recent certifications!

LEED Certification Approved for Our Largest Project to Date

Green Built Alliance is proud to announce that a project four years in the making, the Liberty Warehouse in Durham, NC, was approved for LEED Certification by GBCI. Green Built Alliance worked as the LEED for Homes provider on the 246-unit, mixed-use, mid-rise project that began in January 2014. This achievement is particularly important for Green Built Alliance because it marks our nonprofit's largest project to date! Click here to read more.

Share Your Projects and Expertise in the 2018
Green Building Directory

We are starting the process of planning our 2018 Green Building Directory. With 25,000 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.
  1. Contribute content. Each year, our directory is enriched with article features and case studies written by our members and about their projects. For the best chance to be included in 2018, please email your story ideas now.
  2. Place an ad or enhance your listing. Watch your inbox for ad details and a rate sheet in the coming months. Email
  3. 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 all the related marketing exposure.
Our annual directory is an impressive reflection of our membership and an invaluable resource for our community. We appreciate your participation in the process and presence in the finished product!

Tax Credit Extended Through 2017

The $2,000 tax credit for energy-efficient homes was extended retroactively through 2017.

Click here to read more.

Report finds 9.5% premium for high-performance homes sold in North Carolina's metro markets

The North Carolina Building Performance Association last week released its third annual energy efficient, green and high performance home and building report. Click here for the download.

Support Green Built Alliance
With Your Spring Shopping

Green Built Alliance is part of the AmazonSmile program, through which Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to charities selected by its customers. Through the end of the month, Amazon is tripling this to donate 1.5% of purchases to us.

Follow this link for Green Built Alliance to benefit from your Amazon purchases.
Once you make us the beneficiary of purchases from your account, simply start at and Amazon will donate a portion of all your future purchases to our nonprofit.

Upcoming Events

View Our Full Calendar
Ongoing through
Sunday, March 25
Times vary based on event

ClimateCon 2018
Location: The Collider,
1 Haywood Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Two-day forum pass starts at $799; one-day summit ticket starts at $95; other free events also offered
Learn More & Buy Tickets
Tuesday, March 20
8 to 9 p.m.

Innovation in Climate Resilience: Ideas, Strategies, Examples
Location: Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville,
36 Montford Avenue,
Second Floor Board Room,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free

Wednesday, March 21
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Asheville Living Building Challenge Collaborative Monthly Meeting
Location: Habitat Tavern,
174 Broadway St.,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free

Wednesday, March 21
6 p.m.

Mo Summit Reception
Location: New Belgium,
21 Craven Street,
Asheville, NC 28806
Cost: $35
Learn More & Register

Thursday, March 22
4 to 6 p.m.

Blue Horizons Project Community Reception
Location: Edington Center,
133 Livingston Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free, with food and giveaways
Learn More & RSVP
Thursday, March 29
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Networking Event
Location: Pizza Mind,
285 Haywood Road,
Asheville, NC 28806
Cost: Free
Learn More

Saturday, April 14
Noon to 5 p.m.

Second Annual Green Built
Disc Golf Tournament

Location: Lake Julian Park,
Fisherman's Trail
Arden, NC 28704
Cost: $25 player registration
Learn More & Register

Thursday, April 19
7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

5% Day With Proceeds Supporting Appalachian Offsets and Isaac Dickson
Location: Whole Foods Market and Greenlife Grocery
Cost: 5% of the cost of your groceries supports our project
Learn About The Fundraiser
Saturday, April 21
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Clay
Full-Day Workshop

Location: The Arch, 
2000 Riverside Drive, 
Asheville, NC 28804
Cost: $175 with discounts for Green Built Alliance members
Learn More & Register
Tuesday, April 24
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building Green Real Estate Continuing Education
Course for Builders

Location: TBD
Cost: Free
Get Info & RSVP By Email


Annual Member Appreciation and Networking Party
- Thursday, September 13 -

Sixth Annual CiderFest NC Nonprofit Fundraiser
- Saturday, Oct. 13 -

Green Built Alliance: By The Numbers

Green Built Homes Certification Update:
Homes Certified: 1484
+10 certified in January; +27 certified year-to-date 
Homes in Progress: 124

Appalachian Offsets Fundraising Update:
Distance to $220,000 goal: $77,000
Raised last month: $1,000

Energy Savers Network Progress Update:
Feb. Homes Upgraded: 12
February Volunteers: 31
Feb. Volunteer Hours: 151

Member Spotlight: 
The Brigman Group

Many thanks to one of our platinum members, The Brigman Group, for their involvement and support.

The Brigman Group is a team of collective thinkers dedicated to high-quality construction with custom, investment and renovated home building in Western North Carolina.

Click here to connect.

Job Listing: 
EnergySmith Home Performance

Our members at EnergySmith Home Performance are hiring an insulation installer for a long-term position.
Click here to email a resume or get details!
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