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What Is a Net Zero Ready Home?

Green Built Homes
Net Zero Ready is a separate designation available to any home certified under the Green Built Homes Program.  Net Zero Ready homes, in addition to all other Green Built Homes criteria, have taken extra steps to allow the home to add renewable energy more easily in the future, even if...

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What is A Net Zero Energy Home?

Green Built Homes
Certified Green Built Homes are just better for you and the environment.  Homes that are allowed to earn this label are verified (via science-backed inspection and testing protocols) to contain features, and be built using building practices, that reduce the home's energy and water use, improve indoor air quality, protect...

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GBA Issues 2 RFPs for Solar Installers and HVAC Contractors

Nonprofit news
Green Built Alliance has issued two Requests for Proposals in February to invite solar installers and HVAC contractors to bid on upcoming projects that reduce the energy burden of vulnerable residents in Buncombe County. Through these two projects that decrease energy consumption and increase clean-energy production, Green Built Alliance aims...

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Two Local Green Builders Win National Housing Innovation Awards

Member news
Two local Asheville green builders were selected to receive the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) prestigious Housing Innovation Award this year. Asheville joins cities such as Denver and Seattle with multiple award winners this year. The award recognizes U.S. builders deemed experts in the field of high-performance, energy-efficient homebuilding and...

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