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2014 Board of Directors Mary Love (Chair) LOVE THE GREEN, KELLER WILLIAMS

Introduction

How To

An overview of WNCGBC . . . . . . . . . . 11

Your homeowner’s manual . . . . . . . . . 52

Jody Guokas (Vice Chair)

Choosing green materials . . . . . . . . . 54

JAG CONSTRUCTION

Case Studies Out of the car, into your world . . . . . . 12 New Belgium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Building a better future . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Our path to net-zero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sierra Nevada opens in Mills River . . 24 Winter on $28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Features Construction waste reduction. . . . . . . 30 Designing communities . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Living Building Challenge . . . . . . 34 Elements of a net-zero home . . . . . . . 36 Green roofs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Native plants in your landscape . . . . . 42 Buyers want green homes. . . . . . . . . . 45 Landscaping for today . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Re-energizing with solar . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Incentives for building green . . . . . . . 56 Home in a forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Weatherization for existing homes . . 60 Insulation 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Heating and cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Air sealing checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Myths about lightbulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Business member listings . . . . . . . . . . 69 Alternative & Natural Building ..............69 Architects ..................................................69 Building. Performance Contractor ........70 Builders ......................................................70 Cleaning ....................................................73 Consultants................................................73 Crawlspace Sealing..................................73 Developers ................................................73 Education ..................................................74 Energy Efficiency & Automation ............74 Engineers ..................................................74 Finishes - Exterior ....................................74 Finishes - Interior ......................................74 Flooring......................................................75 Furnishings ................................................75 Home Energy Raters ................................75 HVAC Installers ........................................75 Indoor Air Quality ....................................75 Insulation....................................................75 Interior Designers ....................................75 Interior Finishers ......................................76 Land Planning ..........................................76 Landscape Architects ..............................76 Landscapers ..............................................76

Landscaping Supply ................................76 Lenders ......................................................76 Mold & Moisture ......................................77 Pest Control ..............................................77 Realtors ......................................................77 Recycling....................................................77 Renewable Energy ..................................77 Renovators & Remodelers ......................78 Residential Designer................................79 Reuse Retail ..............................................79 Roofers ......................................................79 Salvage ......................................................79 Sitework ....................................................79 Structural Materials ..................................80 Supporting Members ..............................80 Surveyors ..................................................80 Sustainable Wood Products....................80 System-Built Homes ................................81 Wall System Installers ..............................81 Water Conservation & Purification ........81 Waterproofing ..........................................81 Windows & Doors ....................................81 Woodworkers and Cabinetry ................81

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Mike Figura (Treasurer) MOSAIC COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE REALTY

Kevin Ward SOUTH EAST ECOLOGICAL DESIGN, INC.

Jamie Shelton BLUE RIDGE ENERGY SYSTEMS THE BUZZ

Steve Linton DELTEC HOMES

Stephens Smith Farrell STEPHENS SMITH FARRELL ARCHITECTURE

David Phillips CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPERS, LLC

Heath Moody AB TECH

Kendra Penland REAL PROPERTY CONSULTANTS

Cody Kelly

A licensed general contractor, carpenter and interpretive planner, Dan Clere and his family have made it their mission to inhabit a net-zero home. Through an array of planning their dream has become a reality in their new Asheville residence. Garret K. Woodward photo (See related article, page 20)

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WNC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS

Mandy Berger

Directory

On the Cover:

he 2014 WNC Green Building Directory is dedicated in memoriam of Daryl Rantis. It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend and colleague Daryl Rantis. Rantis passed away suddenly in March 2014 and leaves behind his wife Jennifer and two children, Cece and Camille. Daryl served the WNCGBC for many years as a board member and a volunteer. As his dear friend David Tuch eloquently

Melanie Brethauer (Secretary)

wrote, “Daryl didn’t just build buildings, he spent his life building community.” Daryl was committed to creating vibrant buildings and places that touched people’s souls. He was very much a part of the smart growth,

new urbanism, and green building community, and dedicated both his time and his expertise to the Green Building Council. Daryl was so much more than an architect helping build people’s homes — he was a cook, a comedian, an artist, good friend, husband and, most importantly, a father. And though Daryl is no longer living, he will reside in our hearts, and in that way his life is not finished. Life truly characterizes Daryl, and he will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

SUNDANCE POWER SYSTEMS

Staff Maggie Leslie Director

Nina Zinn

Development & Outreach Coordinator

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WNC Green Building Membership Directory 2014  

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WNC Green Building Membership Directory 2014  

A primary tool for education, outreach and expansion of the green building industry in Western North Carolina.