“This program can easily cut individual energy use by 15 percent, saving homeowners hundreds of dollars a year.”
The Western North Carolina Green Building Council was established in 2000 as a volunteer effort by a handful of conscientious builders who wanted to educate others on the health and environmental impacts of design and construction. In the intervening years, the group has grown and provided direct services and weatherization education to 6,000 professionals and […]
CiderFest brings local and regional hard ciders together for a third year. Plus, Ashley English stops into Asheville to lead a lesson on DIY dairy; The Hop West celebrates five years with free ice cream for all; and Season’s at Highland Lake welcomes executive chef Steve Boeger to the kitchen.
“Whatever approach we take to affordable housing, it must include healthy, sustainable construction practices for the homes to be truly affordable in the long term. “
From the Get It! Guide: Alternative energy has long been considered a fringe service provider. But with efficient and affordable advances in technology, juicy state and federal tax incentives and the ability to keep both jobs and cash local, proponents say its time to consider alternative energy a serious plan for the future.
A bigger and better CiderFest; expanded hours at Dough; A-B Tech’s Harvest Moon fundraiser and the date for Taste of Asheville 2014.
What is sustainable urbanism? It’s “about looking at the cities that we live, work and play in, and working with the existing built environment to create more sustainable opportunities,” says Warren Wilson College alumnus Chad Riley.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has,” anthropologist Margaret Mead said. The Western North Carolina Green Building Council — its founders and its members — demonstrates the truth in those words. The council started as a conversation between two people, a decade ago. It then grew into a group of several people, but the goal remained the same: how to increase green building in the region. This Thursday, April 28, the council celebrates with its annual party (see below).
The 2011 Western North Carolina Green Building Directory, published by Mountain Xpress in collaboration with the WNC Green Building Council, is out today.
Look for the new placard on the nearest Xpress distribution box. This year’s cover features a home designed by Scott W. Bartholomew Architecture and built by Doug Keefer (SAGE Builders).
Caulking your windows never looked so fun. WNC Green Building Council’s video puts the dance moves into caulking, sealing and insulating.