Founded in 2001 as the WNC Green Building Council, Green Built Alliance is a nonprofit organization advancing sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards and regional action. Green Built Alliance added its first full-time staff member in 2004 and its second in 2006. Throughout its existence, the Green Built Alliance has directly educated thousands of building industry professionals and homeowners by providing building science and weatherization trainings. Green Built Alliance has offered free classes, public forums and technical trainings. We have worked with local governments and utilities to provide training and incentives for green building and energy efficiency. In 2009,Green Built Alliance administered a Community Development Block Grant which weatherized 60 homes for low-income families. Green Built Alliance is the administrator of an affordable, local Green Building education and home certification program, Green Built Homes as well as a LEED for Homes providership, which transform the way homes are built. Green Built Homes certified its 1000th home in 2014.Green Built Alliance also provides consulting as project administrator for nonprofit and affordable LEED NC commercial projects.
Jade Mountain Builders is one of the most sought after builders in Asheville and one of the most reputable green building companies. Their crew frames, installs windows and doors, builds decks and porches, installs exterior trim and siding, builds stone walls and patios, installs standard to complex interior trim, does incredible custom tile work, installs kitchen cabinets, builds custom built-ins, and generally hardscapes the majority of our homes. The company is the winner of several awards including Best In Show Parade Of Homes 2017, Most Innovative Home Parade Of Homes 2017, and AHBA parade of homes green building award 2010
JAG Construction is a local full service general contractor committed to building healthy and sustainable houses and communities. They are a leader in the Green Building Community in Asheville and the surrounding area and specialize in exceptionally built custom homes as well as smaller and simpler JAG Built homes.