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Green Built Guide | January 2020

Application Now Open for Local Schools and Nonprofits to Apply for Appalachian Offsets Support

Green Built Alliance is welcoming fellow nonprofits and local schools to apply for funding support by the end of this month to complete clean-energy projects in 2020 through its Appalachian Offsets program.

Appalachian Offsets funds renewable-energy projects and energy-efficiency upgrades in Western North Carolina schools, nonprofits and low-income housing by pooling money contributed by local businesses and individuals through its voluntary carbon-offset program.

Green Built Alliance is opening up this application process for new project partners as it celebrates the successful completion of its fundraising campaign for a solar system at Asheville’s Isaac Dickson Elementary School. Appalachian Offsets finished fundraising for that project — its largest undertaking to date — in 2019 and the solar system is expected to be installed on the school's roof by this summer.

The application submission window to be considered as one of Appalachian Offsets’ 2020 projects is open now through Friday, Jan. 31. Green Built Alliance’s Board of Directors will review applications and may invite several organizations to present their ideas before voting on the project(s) they wish to fund.

Click Here to Learn More and Apply

Tickets On Sale for Second Annual Brew Horizons Beer Fest Hosted by GBA to Support Blue Horizons Project

2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29
Hosted at the Civic Center in downtown Asheville

Green Built Alliance is hosting the second annual winter tasting event, Brew Horizons Beer Fest, on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 as a fundraiser for our Blue Horizons Project community campaign.

We expect 20+ breweries and cidermakers to participate, and all proceeds of the event will go to support the work of Blue Horizons Project.

Help our region create its clean-energy future and keep local homes warm this winter. We hope to have you with us next month!


Join Us Next Month at AHBA's Build & Remodel Expo, and Attend Free to Work Our Booth

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1
& Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2

Hosted at the WNC Agricultural Center

Come see us the first weekend of February at the Asheville Home Builders Association's annual Build and Remodel Expo at the WNC Agricultural Center.

Our members can attend the expo free by helping to work our resource booth at the event. In exchange for working a shift with us, you'll receive admission to the show, as well as the opportunity to use the time at our booth to connect with interested community members and network with like-minded businesses.

If you are interested in volunteering at our booth, please email your availability to Executive Director Sam Ruark-Eastes at Thanks for your support and hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, Feb. 1 and Sunday, Feb. 2
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Build and Remodel Expo
Location: WNC Ag Center,
775 Boylston Highway,
Fletcher, NC 28732
Cost: $10 per ticket
Learn More
Wednesday, Feb. 12
1 to 3:30 p.m.

Greenbuild Insights Workshop
Location: Lenoir-Rhyne,
36 Monford Ave. Room 314,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: $10 for members of GBA; $20 for nonmembers
Learn More

Wednesday, Feb. 19
1 to 3:30 p.m.

Energy Efficiency for Everyone
Location: Lenoir-Rhyne,
36 Monford Ave. Room 314,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free; sign-up required
Learn More
Saturday, Feb. 29
2 to 6 p.m.

Brew Horizons Beer Fest Second Annual Fundraiser
Location: Civic Center,
87 Haywood Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: $46 general admission or $62 Very Important Taster including all taxes and fees
Learn More

Wednesday, March 4
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Intro to B Corporations Workshop
Location: Lenoir-Rhyne,
36 Monford Ave. Room 314,
Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: Free; sign-up required
Learn More
Member Spotlight:
RockStar Marble
and Granite

Our gratitude goes to our longtime platinum members at RockStar Marble and Granite.

RockStar Marble and Granite is a leading countertop supplier of hand-finished natural stone, quartz and recycled products.

Click here to connect.

Video: Achieving Net-Zero Energy Workshop

Hosted by Green Built Alliance in August 2019, this workshop discusses how to achieve the greatest energy efficiency with building systems such as insulation, heating, cooling, hot water, and ventilation, as well as the essential ways that solar energy will help you reach net zero.

Click to watch on YouTube

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