Homegrown Green Building

July/August 2007
A version of this article appears in the July/August 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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July 01, 2007
This green building nonprofit is working to green western North Carolina, one house at a time.
Boasting a statewide green building certification program, renewable energy initiatives, and a group of determined building professionals, Asheville, North Carolina, has become a hub for green building practices in the Southeast. The Western North Carolina Green Building Council (WNCGBC) is facilitating this green building buzz in the Asheville area as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally sustainable and health-conscious building practices through community education. The organization’s main goal is to educate homeowners, builders, and architects on the benefits of green building. In particular, it emphasizes

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