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Green Building Council is Doing it Again!

 

green home for real estate clients in Asheville, N.C.The WNC Green Building Council is doing it again!! Offering a design a green home course in Asheville, NC, that is!  Interested real estate investors from across the State and a number of our clients  plan to attend this Three-Day Design a Green Home Course that begins June 20 at the NC Arboretum.  

One of our favorite resources is teaching the course. That's Marcus Renner of Appropriate Building Solutions, Inc.   Marcus not only teaches sustainable construction at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. but has solid experience as a green builder.

 One of our resources for clients relocating to the Greater Asheville area who are looking to invest in land and eco-wise development, we know first hand how he is able to get a point (and project) home.

Says, Rachel Della Valle,Outreach Coordinator for the Western North Carolina Green Building Council
WWW.WNCGBC.ORG," Please read the following or see the attached flyer for more information about the class.
We hope that you will spread the news about this all-encompassing class and pass it on to anyone you think might benefit from it. " 



WHAT: Designing A Green Home Three Day Course as part of the Green Building 101 Course Series:

WHERE: NC Arboretum : Asheville, NC

WHEN: June 20-22 9:00am-5:00pm

AGENDA:
This three-day course will familiarize attendees with the nuts and bolts of designing a green home. Over the three days participants will go through the entire process of construction including siting a home to minimize environmental impact, making decisions about structural materials, HVAC equipment, landscaping, finish materials and much more while learning to take into account the financial implications of green building upgrades. The goal of the class is for participants to walk away with the knowledge of how to make educated decisions on benefits and trade-offs of different green building techniques and technologies. Participatory activities while working in groups will be a significant aspect to the class. A local site visit to a green home is also included.

Instructor Marcus Renner is owner of Appropriate Building Solutions, Inc. and has taught classes relating to sustainable construction on the university, community college and public level.

COST: $225 for members, $300 for non-members. Pre-registration required. Lunch included.

CEU CREDITS: 16 AIA HSW, 4 ECO Agent credits, Engineer CEU's

REGISTER AND MORE INFO:
Register on-line: www.wncgbc.org/events/calendar.php
Or contact Rachel Della Valle
ph: 828.254.1995
email: rachel@wncgbc.org

 

 

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Look for my interviews with Green Builders in the Greater Asheville, N.C. area!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Hi Jane Anne:

I think I might be attending this one.  

Posted by Bill Westel, ECO (Eco-Steward Realty) over 11 years ago
JaneAnne, recently on one of the educational channels I watched in awe the building of just such a house and was amazed. The only thing they didn't do was to have a garden on the roof. Hope we see more and more of this type of building...as buyers demand it...so it will be. Right?
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 11 years ago

Bill~ 

If you do, please write a few good articles for your BLOG on what you learn!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Gena~

Yes, the demand for excellent, healthy living spaces is what drives the market. Here in the Greater Asheville area, for example, that demand has caused the number of "green-builts" to rise from 24 in 2006 to just under 400 in 2007...and my interviews with builders indicates they are backlogged with orders.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Janeanne:

First I will have to write something about the Brownfields Conference coming up this Tuesday.

Posted by Bill Westel, ECO (Eco-Steward Realty) over 11 years ago
JaneAnne, that is fantastic...it's wonderful that people are aware and demanding that the builders become more eco friendly and provide environmentally healthy homes. That is fantastic! We too, are seeing more of it here, as well. I love it!!
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 11 years ago

I am certain this will be a fascinating and inspiring session. Bring back some great info would ya ? We always look forward to you sharing the newest trends - You are the Eco-Goddess!

 

PS- Happy Earth Day!

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 11 years ago
Three hundred and forty-two happy bows and a big GREEN Star! Thanks Gena, Michele and Bill!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

janeAnne,

I'm glad NC is pushing so much green building. So few in my area.

Posted by Gary Smith (Agent Marketing Today) over 11 years ago

Gary~

We are a creative group of folks here in the mountains. Our cultural history..one of self-sufficiency and being close to nature seems to lend  itself to innovative  techniques...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

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