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Green Built Guide | May 2019
Join Us at Spring Lunch & Learn Green Home Tour This Saturday

Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18
with open house to follow until 4 p.m.

For the spring edition of our nonprofit's quarterly lunch and learn series, join our members at Deltec Homes and Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating to explore the high-performance home features that set apart the first home in Western North Carolina to be certified through the Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program.

Join us to enjoy lunch and a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. There will also be an ongoing open house with tours available from noon to 4 p.m.

Learn More, RSVP and Share This Event

Don't Miss Deadline Next Week for Early-Bird Discount on Advertising in 2019 Green Building Directory

We are well into the process of planning our 2019 Green Building Directory! With 30,000 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.

Act now to confirm your membership is current or place an ad before the discounted early-bird rate ends next week!
  • Place an ad or enhance your listing. Review ad details and a rate sheet, then save your space by emailing hylah@smokymountainnews.comThe early-bird discount ends Wednesday, May 22!
  • 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. Your membership must be current as of July 1 to be included.

Early Bird Deadline Approaching for 2019 Parade Participants

The annual Parade of Homes is Asheville’s largest showcase and tour of new residential homes.

As a partner of Asheville Home Builders Association on this event, our nonprofit's Green Built Homes program offers a 20 percent discount on registration in our certification program to any Parade entry.

(Protip: Builders also receive two additional points on our Green Built Homes checklist for participating!)

Learn more on how to participate here and don't miss the early-bird discount through May 31.

Energy Savers Network Featured in Video by The Sustainability Story

Yulia Shaffer, who serves as operations coordinator for our nonprofit's Energy Savers Network wing, was just profiled in a video by Garrett Martin of The Sustainability Story.

Under the umbrella of our Blue Horizons Project, Energy Savers Network is a volunteer-based initiative that provides free energy-efficiency and weatherization services to low-income homes in Western North Carolina.

Stay tuned as Blue Horizons Project will also be featured in an upcoming film in The Sustainability Story series, which highlight individuals working to combat climate change and lead the U.S. to a more sustainable future.

Watch on YouTube or Share via Facebook

Upcoming Events

View Our Full Calendar

Saturday,  May 18
Noon to 4 p.m.
GBA Spring Lunch & Learn: Green Home Tour
Location: 81 Allison Road,
Mills River, NC 28759
Cost: Free
Learn More & RSVP
Tuesday, June 4
Noon to 1 p.m.

GBA Summer Lunch & Learn:
The Value of Windows and Doors in Green Building

Location: Morrison Millwork,
103 Underwood Road Suite H,
Fletcher, NC 28732
Cost: Free
Learn More & RSVP

Tuesday, June 11
8 to 10 a.m.

The Basics of Green Built Homes Breakfast & Class
Location: Henderson County Chamber of Commerce,
204 Kanuga Road,
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Cost: Free to members
Learn More & RSVP

Thursday, June 20
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Women in Clean Energy Networking Event
Location: The Collider, 
1 Haywood Street, Floor Four,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free
Learn More & RSVP

Thursday, July 18
5 to 7 p.m.

Green Built Alliance Summer Member Meetup
Location: Ginger's Revenge,
829 Riverside Drive Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free
Learn More & RSVP
Member Spotlight:
Olivette Riverside Community
and Farm

Thanks and welcome to our newest leadership circle members from Olivette Riverside Community and Farm!

Olivette is a 346-acre planned community and historic farm on the French Broad River, just 6.7 miles from downtown Asheville.

Click here to connect.
Partner Praise: NCBPA Advocates for Energy Efficiency at State Level

The North Carolina Building Performance Association is an important nonprofit partner of our organization that is engaged in advocating for our industry on many fronts.

Visit the NCBPA's Building Codes Initiative webpage for info on their current priorities and strategies, and explore ways to get involved below.

★ Consider getting involved in the NCBPA as a member and also participating on their Building Codes Committee.

Contact your Senate Representative to say you oppose the language found in page 3 line 40 of HB675, a bill involving a wealth of technical building code changes. Let them know that the North Carolina Building Code Council does not have an energy representative in its makeup to conduct a cost-benefit analysis, and the requirement itself is so vague that it could prove impossible to pass any energy code changes going forward.

★ Join the NCBPA at upcoming Raleigh meetings of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (May 21) and North Carolina Building Code Council (June 11) to support maintaining the state's energy-efficiency code requirements. Email Curt Hurd for more information.
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