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WNC Green Building Council Newsletter | December 2016

Enjoy Night Out At Theater Next Week to Support Local Clean-Energy Projects

Earlier this fall, we were excited to announce the long-awaited relaunch of our Appalachian Offsets program for the community. We soon identified our first project of upgrading Blue Ridge Group Homes‘ lighting to more energy-efficient LED lamps. The $16,000 project will result in a savings of 57,047 kilowatt hours and $5,018 in energy costs annually, and is only $500 from being fully funded.

To support this project, Charlotte Street Computers donated 50 tickets for us to sell to Asheville Community Theatre's new show, "Snowbound," a world-premiere play featuring live bluegrass music. We are selling these 50 tickets at $10 each to raise the last $500 for this worthy community project.

What: Fundraising performance of "Snowbound" to support energy-efficiency upgrades at Blue Ridge Group Homes
Where: Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15
How much: 50 tickets at $10 each to raise the final $500

Reserve your seat by donating $10 at this link on our website for each ticket you'd like to buy. Once we receive your donation, we will follow up with you for information to mail your tickets or make them available for pick-up.
Click here to purchase theater tickets now!

Final Weeks to Receive Local Coupon Book for Any Donation of $20 or More with Give!Local

Mountain Xpress is celebrating the WNCGBC and 46 other local nonprofits this holiday with a two-month donation campaign that’s accessible, fun and rewarding. Give!Local raised $37,000 for 30 nonprofits in 2015, and they are aiming to raise $100,000 this year.

Anyone who donates $20 or more through Give!Local will receive a coupon book filled with freebies and discounts worth more than $100 from your favorite retailers around the area. High Five Coffee, The Hop, Frank’s Roman Pizza and dozens of others have donated discounts, services and products to thank you for your contribution.

Donate to the WNCGBC's Give!Local campaign by Dec. 31 at this link!

Holiday Shopping for a Cause: Support The WNCGBC By Using AmazonSmile


The WNC Green Building Council is part of the AmazonSmile program, through which Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by their customers.

Follow this link to set up the WNCGBC to benefit from your future purchases.
Once you designate us as the beneficiary of purchases from your account, simply start at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the WNCGBC. Every purchase pays our nonprofit, which adds up quickly, particularly around the holiday season. We appreciate your support of the WNCGBC's work to advance sustainability!

Set Up AmazonSmile to Benefit Us Today!

3 Other Easy Ways to Support Us in Your Year-End Giving

Although #GivingTuesday is over, there are many ways to contribute to our nonprofit this holiday season and support our work in 2017!

  1. Begin or renew your membership today! Whether your membership is active, lapsed or not existent (yet!), we're always grateful for new and returning members who value both the work we do and the many benefits we offer to our network of engaged residents and building professionals.
  2. Make a tax-deductible donation on our website. With the end of the year upon us, this is a great time to make a donation in any amount to support our programs and reduce your tax liability at the same time.
  3. Support local clean-energy projects while reducing your carbon footprint with a tax-deductible donation through our recently relaunched Appalachian Offsets program.
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to the WNC Green Building Council Today!

Upcoming Events


Thursday, Dec. 15
2 to 3 p.m.

Industry Sectors Creating the Path Forward 
Cost: Free for NCSEA members

Thursday, Dec. 15
7:30 p.m.
Snowbound Fundraiser for Appalachian Offsets
Location: Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut Street, Asheville, NC
Cost: $10 donation per ticket, payment taken on WNCGBC site

Member Spotlight

Thanks to Love The Green for their ongoing support and recent renewal of a WNCGBC platinum membership!

With longtime board member Mary Love at the helm, Love The Green Team is a full-service real estate company for buyers and sellers, committed to providing the best professional services throughout the entire transaction. Their team approach allows them to help people more quickly and efficiently.

Click here to connect with Love The Green!

Did You Know?

WNCGBC is proud to be the latest partner nonprofit and a new member of the Asheville Grown community program!

Go Local cardholders receive $50 off one of our
Green Gauge home assessments. The 2017 Go Local card is now on sale for $16, and all proceeds support local schools.
In The News

The WNCGBC and our blog contributors at Vandemusser Design made a cameo in the latest installment of the "Ashes to Asheville" serial novel published weekly by the Asheville Citizen-Times. 
"Barry the Architect had pointed Tammy to the website of the Western North Carolina Green Building Council, of which he was a member. 'Read Amy Musser’s blog post about buying the right air filters for your home,' he’d told her. 'And if you happen to have any interest in green building, read everything Amy writes on that site.'
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