Connecting you to a healthier life and environment through program updates, industry news and educational events. 
View this email in your browser
Green Built Guide | July 2018

Help Us Close $7,000 Gap to Complete Fundraising for Isaac Dickson Solar System

With more than a year of fundraising behind us,
our nonprofit's Appalachian Offsets program is nearing the finish line in fundraising to install the
$1 million solar system that will make Isaac Dickson Elementary School a net-zero energy building.

After securing a $59,000 contribution toward the project in June thanks to Asheville City Schools allocating a rebate from Duke Energy, we are now only $7,000 away from our $220,000 goal.

We also have a matching donor in place so all of your contributions to this project go twice as far. 

Whether you want to use our calculators to offset all or part of the carbon footprint of your home and/or your business, or donate any other amount,
we appreciate your help in reaching our goal!

Join Green Built Alliance for
Happy Hour Meetup Next Month

5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15

Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street, Asheville
As summer winds to a close, join us for an extra-happy hour where $2 will be donated for every beer purchased to help complete fundraising on our nonprofit's Appalachian Offsets solar project at Isaac Dickson Elementary School.
  • Already a member? Come to catch up with friends.
  • New to green building? Bring a question and pick the brain of one of our builders or other members.
  • Interested in getting involved? Learn more about Green Built Alliance and becoming a member.
Thanks to our leadership circle members at JAG and Associates Construction and Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty for sponsoring this event by each committing a $1 donation to Appalachian Offsets for every beer sold.

RSVP and Share This Event On Facebook

Mark Your Calendar and Register Now for Free Display Space at Our Annual Party

5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13

Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville

Mingle with other green-building and sustainability-focused professionals and learn what Green Built Alliance is up to with friends over free food from The Wood Fired Oven, live music from GypsyGrass Music and a cash bar at our nonprofit's annual member appreciation and networking party.

Free and open to the public, this annual event will celebrate the unveiling of 2018's edition of the Green Building Directory, as well as the debut of a brand-new short film on our nonprofit and its programs by Climate Listening Project. We hope you'll join us!

MEMBERS: Please remember to sign up in advance for your free table space to display at this event by emailing

RSVP and Share This Event On Facebook

Help Us Create Green-Building Education Area and Promote Your Company at CiderFest 2018

This fall will mark the sixth annual celebration of CiderFest NC, which remains our nonprofit's largest fundraiser. The event has grown each year since it began in 2013. This year's CiderFest is from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

This year, we are excited to be expanding our event to occupy the entire Salvage Station venue and welcome a record-setting 2,000 guests. As part of that growth, we plan to use Salvage Station's main building as a green-building education area for our with vendor booths offering interactive demos of related products, mini-workshops 
and screenings of short films related to sustainability.

We can think of no better way to share green 
building with the public than through our members' participation in our largest event. We are making a limited number of vendor tables available for $100 each to members interested in promoting their company and offering educational demos.
All table fees and event proceeds benefit our nonprofit.

Tables are limited and first come, first served.
Email Cari Barcas to reserve your spot today.

Tickets on Sale and Tabling Opportunity Available for Fourth Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium

Save the date for AIA Asheville's Fourth Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium this November.

Tickets are now on sale for Friday's symposium. Learn more and purchase tickets on EventBrite.

For the first time, AIA Asheville will also be inviting Green Built Alliance members exclusively to table on behalf of their company at the free public lecture on Thursday evening. A limited number of table spaces will be available for $100 each. For more information or to reserve a space, email

Upcoming Events

View Our Full Calendar

Tuesday, July 31
9 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m.

Business Energy Efficiency Workshop
Location: Buncombe County Administration Building,
200 College Street, First floor,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free
Learn More

Tuesday, Aug. 7
4:30 to 6 p.m.

Setting the Course for
Clean Energy Workshop

Location: Lenoir-Rhyne,
36 Montford Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free

Wednesday, Aug. 15
5 to 7 p.m.

Green Built Alliance
Happy Hour Meetup

Location: Lenoir-Rhyne,
36 Montford Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free

Thursday, Sept. 13
5:30 to 8 p.m.

Annual Networking and Member Appreciation Party
Location: Highland Brewing,
12 Old Charlotte Highway,
Asheville, NC 28803
Cost: Free food and cash bar
Learn More

Saturday, Oct. 13
Noon to 5 p.m.

Sixth Annual CiderFest NC
Location: Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: General admission tickets are $33. On sale now!

Thursday, Nov. 1
5 to 7:30 p.m.

Climate Adaptive Design Pre-Conference Lecture and Reception

Location: The Collider,
1 Haywood St., Fourth Floor,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free
Learn More

Friday, Nov. 2
8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Climate Adaptive Design Symposium

Location: The Collider,
1 Haywood St., Fourth Floor,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: $175-235
Learn More

Green Built Alliance: By The Numbers

Green Built Homes Certification Update:
Homes Certified: 1,534
+5 certified in June;
+74 certified year-to-date 

Homes in Progress: 110

Appalachian Offsets Fundraising Update:
Distance to $220,000 goal: $7,000
Raised in June: $60,000

Energy Savers Network Progress Update:
June Homes Upgraded: 11
June Volunteers: 18
June Volunteer Hours: 89.5
Don't Miss Upcoming Blue Horizons Project Events

Learn more about how to conserve energy and save money at your home or business by attending an upcoming event hosted by Blue Horizons Project, the community campaign aimed at helping to create our region's clean energy future.

Plan to attend one of two business-focused workshops on Tuesday, July 31, or mark your calendar for a clean-energy workshop designed for all community members on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Click here to RSVP and learn more.
Member Spotlight: 
Balsam Homes


Thanks to our newest platinum members from Balsam Homes LLC.

Balsam Homes works diligently to provide elevated green living in Western North Carolina. They combine a core focus on sustainability with a passion for design and attention to detail in order to craft exceptional homes that delight.

Click here to connect.
Copyright © 2018 Green Built Alliance, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted to stay connected with Green Built Alliance.

Green Built Alliance

378 Haywood Road  •  Asheville, NC 28806

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp