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WNC Green Building Council Newsletter | October 2016

Don't Miss Out

Final Hours To Buy Advance Tickets at $10 Discount!

Join Us Tomorrow to Support WNCGBC's Largest Annual Fundraiser, CiderFest NC!

Join Us Next Week for
Growing Green on Haywood
WNCGBC Fundraiser

WHAT: WNCGBC appreciation lunch and fundraiser including local food, prizes and live raffle drawing
WHERE: Prime Mortgage Lending of West Asheville, 862 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 19
WHY: All proceeds benefit the WNCGBC's work!
HOW MUCH: Free to attend, and raffle tickets will be $3 for one, $20 for 10, $30 for 20 or $50 for 40.

Visit the event page on Facebook to learn more and see all of the amazing raffle prizes available.
Click here to RSVP and invite friends!

Parade of Homes Features A Dozen GreenBuilt Homes

WNCGBC is proud to have 12 GreenBuilt homes included in the Parade of Homes, which concludes this weekend. Congratulations to these companies!

Altitude Builders
• 71 Sequoyah Hills Drive in Fletcher
Beach Hensley Homes
•  20 Thurland Avenue in Asheville
Deltec Homes
• 396 Browntown Road in Leicester
Earthtone Builders
• 92 Fenner Avenue in Asheville
Grammatico Signature Homes
• 5 Grovepoint Way in Asheville
HomeSource Real Estate and Construction
• 17 Jake Ridge Trail in Fletcher
Jade Mountain Builders
• 133 Wellington Street in Asheville
JAG & Associates Construction
• 17 La Grange Drive in Asheville
Living Stone Construction
• 604 Rhododendron Ave in Black Mountain
• 107 Raccoon Run in Marshall
Red Tree Builders
• 67 Magnolia Farms Drive in Asheville
• 111 Carter Cove Road in Asheville
Click here for details on Parade of Homes!

Register a Team Today for the 2016 Asheville Affordable Living Design Competition

Our future is sustainable only if all people have opportunities to live in healthy and affordable homes. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today.

In order to explore the intersection between the Living Building Challenge and Affordable Housing, Asheville LBC Collaborative has created a design competition which is hosted by the WNCGBC. The competition will be on a 2.46-acre site in downtown Asheville.

Team registration ends Sunday, Nov. 6. Participants are required to attend the Climate Adaptive Design workshop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at The Collider in downtown Asheville.

Click here to review submission guidelines and site info, as well as register your team!

Upcoming Events


Saturday, Oct. 15
1 to 5 p.m.
CiderFest NC 2016

Location: Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville
Cost: $30 ONLY THROUGH TODAY for general admission tickets; $40 on-site tomorrow

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Doors at 11:01 a.m.;
Live drawing at 2:36 p.m.

Growing Green on Haywood Fundraiser
Location: Prime Mortgage Lending of West Asheville, 862 Haywood Road, Asheville
Cost: Free to attend, raffle tickets start at $3 a piece

Saturdays, Oct. 22 and Nov. 12
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Clay Full-Day Workshops
Location: The Arch, 2000 Riverside Drive, Unit 10, Asheville
Cost: $175 with discounts for WNCGBC members

Friday, Nov. 4
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Climate Adaptive Design: Where Building Science Meets Climate Science

Location: The Collider, 1 Haywood Street, Asheville
Cost: Early bird pricing of $165 for AIA members and $195 for non-members through Oct. 22
Did You Know?

The WNCGBC is Living Wage Certified!

We are proud to carry the certification of Just Economics of Western North Carolina as an employer who pays a living wage to promote a just and sustainable local economy.
Job opportunities

The Hands of Sean Perry Co. is hiring for a lead carpenter and an assistant carpenter. 
Contact Cody Kelly at
Vote Solar is hiring a rockstar Regulatory Director to cover the southeast. Learn more here or email
NCBPA Webinar

Join the NCBPA for a webinar on "Managing Condensation, Water Intrusion & Energy Efficiency in the Real World" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. 

Learn more about it and register here!
Member Spotlight
Thanks to Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty for their ongoing support as leadership circle members and as regular sponsors of our CiderFest fundraiser!

Mosaic specializes in green real estate and in-town properties. Their approach to real estate is to advance the interests of their clients by being attentive to their needs and to negotiate aggressively on their behalf.

Click here to learn more about Mosaic!
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