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Our March Board of Directors meeting marked the end of the current board cycle and a goodbye to several exiting members, including past chair Mary Love of Love the Green Team, current chair Steve Linton of Deltec Homes, past treasurer Mike Figura of Mosaic Realty, and education committee member Margaret Chandler of Samsel Architects. Thanks to these amazing individuals for their commitment to our nonprofit, and stay tuned for details on the four new board members we'll be welcoming next month!
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WNC Green Building Council Newsletter | March 2017

Don't Miss Out

Come See Us This Weekend at WNC Home Garden & 
Green Living Show

Join us this weekend at the annual WNC Home Garden & Green Living Show at the U.S. Cellular Center downtown. In addition to the WNCGBC having an informational resource booth throughout the weekend, our Executive Director Sam Ruark-Eastes will be teaching educational sessions Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Show Hours:
3 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 17
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19

2 to 3 p.m. Saturday:
Remodel for Health and Energy Efficiency
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday:
Green Building 101
Click here for details and a full schedule!

Register Now for This Month's Building Green Real Estate

The next BGRE course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. It is hosted by the Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS® (LOTSAR) at 37 Montford Avenue, and offered in conjunction with the Asheville Home Builders Association and the WNC Green Building Council.

The Building Green Real Estate Certification Course was designed to provide up-to-date knowledge on the best green building practices for builders, REALTORS® and general contractors. The certification course consists of an initial one-day intensive. Topics include green/best management practices, warranties, marketing high-performance homes and builder/ REALTOR® communications.

Certificate holders will have access to use the BGRE logo for website or marketing purposes. Completion of the course also qualifies you for a rebate consideration. Rebates will be given on a first come, first serve basis and will be issued until funds have been used.  In order to maintain certification, 4 hours of CE is required on an annual basis.

Learn more and save your spot!

Save the Date:
WNCGBC Disc Golf Fundraiser

Join us at the Lake Julian course on the afternoon of Sunday, April 30 for the WNCGBC Disc Golf Fundraiser, a tournament with proceeds supporting our nonprofit.

Following the Captain’s Choice tournament, celebrate the day with prizes and an after-party in the Pavilion.

WHAT: WNCGBC Disc Golf Fundraiser
WHEN: Tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30 with an after-party to follow from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Pavilion
WHERE: Lake Julian Disc Golf Course, Fisherman's Trail, Arden
HOW MUCH: $40 per person

Click to register yourself or a team!

There are several work days coming up at the Lake Julian Disc Golf Course from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, April 2. If you are interested in volunteering to improve this course and help prepare it for our event, please email Raymond Thompson at

Member Spotlight:
Green Earth Developments

Thanks to Green Earth Developments for recently renewing their support as platinum members of the WNCGBC!

Green Earth Developments creates responsible homes on a site where trees are considered very important assets to this planet. Owner James Boren was also the driving force behind the awarding of a green educational scholarship to a deserving child earlier this month. We are grateful for all they do for this community!

Click here to learn more about Green Earth Developments!

Shop Amazon Today and 5 Percent of Your Purchases go to WNCGBC

The WNC Green Building Council is now part of the AmazonSmile nonprofit support program, through which Amazon donates a portion of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Today only, Amazon will be donating at a higher level with 5 percent of all your purchases supporting the WNCGBC.

Follow this link for the WNCGBC to benefit from your future purchases.
Once you designate us as beneficiary of your purchases, you can simply start shopping at  and Amazon will donate 5 percent today and 0.5% of all your future eligible shopping to the WNCGBC.

Upcoming Events


Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19
3 to 8 p.m. Friday,
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday,
and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

WNC Home Garden and Green Living Show
Location: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street, Asheville
Cost: One-day ticket $9, three-day pass $21

Tuesday, March 28
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Building Green Real Estate Class
Location: Land of the Sky Association of Realtors, 37 Montford Avenue, Asheville
Cost: Free for members
Learn More

Sunday, April 30
1 to 6 p.m.

Disc Golf Fundraiser
Location: Lake Julian Disc Golf Course, Fisherman's Trail, Arden
Cost: $40 per player
Learn More

Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mother Earth News Fair
Location: WNC Agricultural Center Davis Arena, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher
Cost: Tickets start at $15

Thursday, Aug. 17

Annual Member Appreciation and Directory Release Party
Save the date and
stay tuned for details!

Saturday, Oct. 7
Fifth Annual CiderFest
Save the date and
stay tuned for details!
On the Blog: Moisture Drainage Management
Moisture from rainfall can be a serious problem for many homes and buildings, particularly if it builds up behind exterior cladding. There are many methods to help moisture drainage management from rainscreens to wall systems; each method has its benefits that make it attractive to builders and homeowners alike.

Click here to read more on the WNCGBC blog!
In the News: Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation Introduced
A group of lawmakers introduced last month the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, which contains key energy efficiency policy reforms that are hoped to strengthen the economy and reduce pollution.

Components of the bill were signed into law by President Obama in April 2015 and are already helping individuals and companies use less energy, create jobs and reduce emissions. These bipartisan reforms include common-sense initiatives that intend to create nearly 200,000 new jobs and help the economy by saving consumers $16.2 billion annually in reduced energy costs by 2030. 

Click here to read more!

Member Perk: Free Individual Memberships for Employees of Business Members
All employees of members at a business level and higher are now eligible for complimentary individual memberships and all its benefits!

Employers, please share information about this perk with your employees.

Employees, please email Community Engagement Director Cari Barcas at to register as a member.
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