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Green Built Guide | June 2020

Reserve Ad By Friday's Deadline, Renew Membership This Week For 2020 Green Building Directory

This is the last week to confirm presence in our 2020 Green Building Directory. With 25,000 copies distributed at 100 spots in Western North Carolina, this directory is a great way to share your company's offerings in the broader community and market your brand for high visibility in a targeted demographic.

It has been proven to be especially effective to market your business during challenging periods, and that times of change like this one are ripe opportunities for increasing your market share. We hope you'll choose to continue representing your business as an active member of the green-building and sustainability community through your presence in our annual directory.

Be sure to act this week to confirm your membership is current or place an ad before deadline.
  • Place an ad or enhance your listing. Click here to review ad rates, then save your space by emailing The final advertising deadline is June 26.
  • 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 the marketing exposure. Email to confirm your place. To appear in our 2020 directory, your membership must be current as of July 1.

These unusual times present an unparalleled opportunity to position your company for future growth. Confirm your presence in our directory and help us continue advancing community awareness of green building, sustainability and your company.

Green Built Homes Rolls Out New Version of Certification Checklist

Green Built Alliance is thrilled to announce the release of Green Built Homes Version 3.0, updated and revised to stay current with changing building codes and increase simplicity for participants. Homes registered after January 1, 2021 will be required to use the new checklist. 

Green Built Homes is now leaner and greener. Many items that are now standard construction practices have been removed from our checklist, while we have added opportunities to gain points for new technologies.

The sections have been overhauled to be more streamlined and organized. The point system and levels have been adjusted to reflect the changes.

Thanks to funding from the Kendeda Foundation, the program now places more emphasis on regenerative elements, including the addition of a Net Zero Water Ready Certification and a pilot Regenerative Certification. For easy reference, all items considered regenerative are highlighted in green across the checklist. 


Two New Prerequisites:

  • Baths with showers must be tested to exhaust 50 CFM intermittent or 20 CFM continuous
  • CFL or LED light bulbs must be installed in 75 percent of lamps in permanent lighting fixtures (consistent with code) 

Please review the new version and contact us or your rater to discuss how it will affect your future projects!

Engage with NAACP's Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector Initiative

There are no right words in this watershed moment of such immense suffering and turmoil engulfing communities across our nation, but there are right actions we can begin to take together, one step at a time. We encourage all of our members and the broader green-building community to join us in supporting the NAACP's Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector initiative


Their next monthly working group calls are coming up at 1 and 8 p.m. Monday, June 29. 

Member Spotlight:
Real Estate & Construction

Many thanks to our longtime platinum members, HomeSource Real Estate & Construction, 
for all of their support.

HomeSource Real Estate & Construction is a fully licensed and insured custom home builder and remodeling contractor, providing expertise and commitment in construction. HomeSource offers turnkey service, including home design, kitchen and bath design, and product selection under one roof. Current and past projects include over 100 custom homes and hundreds of remodels from large to small.


Give Back to GBA While Shopping on Amazon Website and Mobile App

Click this link so our nonprofit receives proceeds via AmazonSmile. 

Once you set us up as your designated charity, we'll receive 0.5% of eligible future purchases when you start your online shopping at

AmazonSmile customers can now also support Green Built Alliance in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android phones.

Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone; go to the main menu of Amazon Shopping app, visit 'Settings,' tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

Thanks for helping us with purchases you're already making on Amazon!

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