Winter Learn Over Lunch: The Basics of Green Built Homes

Green building is extremely popular in Buncombe County, and the Asheville-based Green Built Homes program has been a leader in educating builders and certifying homes statewide since 2004. With 1,580 Green Built certified homes and more than 250 participating builders, this is much more than a trend—it is a movement...

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Buffer spaces are (almost always) evil

Amy Musser
I encounter a lot of “semi-conditioned” spaces in my work. Homeowners inexplicably seem to love them, and builders and architects don’t do enough to talk them out of it.  Please, just say NO to the buffer space. What I’m trying to help people do in green building is actually quite...

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What to do when your bath fan fails

Amy Musser
Bath fans are an incredibly important part of a high-performance home.  Unfortunately they are also a frequently failed item when we perform final testing for programs like Energy Star and GreenBuilt NC.  This week’s blog focuses on how builders can be successful with bath fans. Why are bath fans are...

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