Green Built Alliance
Founded in 2001 as the WNC Green Building Council by a small group of volunteers, Green Built Alliance is a nonprofit organization advancing sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards and regional action. Throughout its existence, the Green Built Alliance has directly educated thousands of building industry professionals and homeowners by providing building science and weatherization trainings. Green Built Alliance has offered free classes, public forums and technical trainings. We have worked with local governments and utilities to provide training and incentives for green building and energy efficiency.
Asheville Home Builders Association
The Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA) was founded in 1966. Affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB ) and the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA). With just over 550 members, the Asheville HBA is one of the largest Home Builders Associations in North Carolina and is the 61st largest HBA in the country. The AHBA is involved in all aspects of residential construction.
Builder members are contractors building custom and speculative homes as well as multifamily dwellings. Some builder members specialize in residential remodeling.
North Carolina Home Builders Association
Chartered in 1963, the North Carolina Home Builders Association is a trade association consisting of builder and associate member-firms and a network of local builder associations and chapters throughout North Carolina. NCHBA is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders.
Green Built Homes
Green Built North Carolina, formerly NC HealthyBuilt Homes, is a voluntary, statewide green building program administered by the Western North Carolina Green Building Council. The WNC Green Building Council (WNCGBC) is pleased to offer the Green Built NC Program to builders throughout the region.
Green Built NC is targeted at small to medium sized home builders who may not have the resources to compete with larger builders in the rapidly emerging field of green building. This program offers a certificate for meeting green building guidelines, technical and marketing assistance, design reviews, workshops, and field consultation services that enable builders to increase their green building expertise, gain market share of home buyers interested in high-performance building techniques, and boost companies profitability.
Green Built Homes
As the largest business organization in Western North Carolina, the Chamber serves as a lead advocate for business issues, representing the interests of business to local, state and federal governmental leaders through its public policy department. Chamber activities include consistent interaction with Asheville City Council, the Buncombe County Commission, the North Carolina General Assembly and congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. about issues that affect our local business community. – See more at: www.ashevillechamber.org
ENERGY STAR is about more than products. In fact, since 1992, EPA has also worked with organizations to help them save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making their buildings and plants more energy efficient.
Every year, they’re saving more than $9 billion and preventing nearly 120 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering our atmosphere.