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Green Built Alliance is excited to announce the Fall 2023 schedule for continuing education for green builders.

For two decades, community education has been a primary focus within Green Built Alliance’s mission. Green Built Alliance offers continuing-education courses designed to fulfill the requirements of a variety of professional associations and trade organizations related to the building industry. 

Our continuing education offerings can fulfill the six elective hours required annually (before Nov. 30th deadline) by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors and are eligible for credit through the American Institute of Architects and certain other trade organizations. 

2023 Class Schedule:

      Marketing Green Built and High Performance Homes with Mary Love

      Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 2-4pm

      This class will provide participants with an understanding of consumer wants and how to market green buildings and high-performance homes. This course will help participants recognize basic green building programs and processes, use features and available remarks on local MLS, improve methods on working with appraisers, and more. Register here.

        Edible and Native Plants of Western North Carolina with Laura Ruby

        Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 2-4pm

        This course introduces the concept of edible and native plants for landscaping. Participants will be introduced to more than 40 edible and attractive landscaping plants, many of which are native. All of these plants either feed people, feed wildlife, build soil, and/or feed other plants while remaining an attractive addition to the landscape. They will learn how to work with clients and specific sites to meet the needs of the residents and the plants. Register here.

          Energy Star 3.1 for Contractors with Amy Musser

          Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 2-4pm

          This class will serve as an introduction for contractors to certifying homes through the Energy Star system for efficient construction. Homes certified through this system must meet strict building performance standards. This class will familiarize builders with the certification system and the recent changes. Register here.

            Practical Passive Solar Design in North Carolina with Leigha Dickens

            Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 2-4pm

            This course goes over the main design principles of passive solar design as it applies to homes in North Carolina climate zones. This class gives an overview of the best practices for passive solar design in new, energy efficient homes with North Carolina’s climate in mind. Register here.

              DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program and Beyond with Amy Musser and Doug Ager

              Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 2-4pm

              This class will go over what goes into a Zero Energy Ready Home and strategies to achieve net-zero energy status in North Carolina. The course will discuss the use of natural gas and batteries, distinctions between off-grid or grid-tied projects, and costs associated with each, plus the impact of the homeowner on the likelihood of achieving actual net-zero energy. Register here.


              To join a class, register through Eventbrite, all linked above or at the button below. Stay up to date with Green Built Alliance’s classes and other events on our website calendar.

              Interested in other topics not being offered? Let us know so that we can work on offering them in the future. Reach out to danny@greenbuilt.org for more information or support.