Designing with Biophilia: Green Built Alliance 2019 Workshop Series

The concepts of biophilia ("love of life") and biophilic design are growing as they are now part of several major building certification programs intending to promote human health and wellbeing, as well as planetary healing by holistically integrating nature and natural systems and processes back into the built environment. In...

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Seventh Annual CiderFest

After record turnout at 2018’s event, planning is underway for the seventh annual CiderFest NC fundraiser featuring ample tastings of hard cider, mead and apple wine, along with artisanal food, live music, workshops, a kids zone, and more along the scenic French Broad River. As the largest annual fundraiser for...

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The Energy Environment Building Alliance Path to Zero Energy Homes

Zero energy homes (ZEHs) are a big part of the future of the home building business.  While the materials and equipment to reach zero energy are available, designers and builders must create a bundle of energy-efficiency features that matches their climate, customers, and business constraints.  This 7-hour class lays out...

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Essential Hempcrete Building Two-Day Workshop with Chris Magwood

At the Essential Hempcrete workshop, you will learn how you can create a remarkable home insulation material from the hemp plant. This workshop is based on the new book, Essential Hempcrete Construction, written by course instructor Chris Magwood. Hempcrete (or hemp-lime) construction uses chopped hemp hurd (the woody core of...

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Essential Hempcrete Building Two-Day Workshop with Chris Magwood

At the Essential Hempcrete workshop, you will learn how you can create a remarkable home insulation material from the hemp plant. This workshop is based on the new book, Essential Hempcrete Construction, written by course instructor Chris Magwood. Hempcrete (or hemp-lime) construction uses chopped hemp hurd (the woody core of...

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