Green Built Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of advancing sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards and regional action. The membership-based nonprofit is making a difference locally and regionally through numerous community initiatives and resources. The nonprofit makes sustainability more accessible to the community through its efforts distributing 25,000 copies of the annual Green Building Directory; coordinating the Appalachian Offsets voluntary carbon-offsetting program; managing the Blue Horizons Project campaign to help create our region’s clean energy future; and administering green-building certifications such as Green Built Homes, Green Gauge and LEED For Homes, offering checklists for new and existing homes. Learn more or get involved by becoming a member or making a tax-deductible donation at greenbuilt.org.
We help residents across North Carolina save money, reduce energy usage and live in homes that are healthier for themselves and the environment through programs including our Green Gauge home assessment tool. This unique program we created is the first of its kind in the state.
Green Gauge uses a variety of criteria such as energy and water usage, building material sustainability, indoor air quality, site walkability and landscape ecology in order to determine how “green” a home is. This rating is a perfect comparison tool for buyers and sellers of green homes or homeowners and renters looking for recommendations on how to make their home greener!
The energy efficiency portion of a Green Gauge Assessment is completed using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score (HES). HES uses a systematic approach to provide a reliable, scientifically-based analysis of a home’s energy characteristics and overall energy efficiency.The energy efficiency portion of a Green Gauge Assessment is completed using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score (HES). HES uses a systematic approach to provide a reliable, scientifically-based analysis of a home’s energy characteristics and overall energy efficiency, which is rated on a scale of 1-10. This scoring system is becoming increasingly popular, with over 42,000 HES assessments completed so far across the country.
Interested in remodeling and don’t know where to start? Have an assessment done and learn about easy ways to save energy, water and money in your home.
Putting your home on the market? Let potential buyers know how efficient and sustainable it is in a simple, easy-to-read format.
Buying a home? Ask for a Green Gauge assessment so that you can compare homes for energy and water efficiency; helping you understand the true price of home ownership!
To schedule your Green Gauge Home Assessment, contact us by calling 828-254-1995 or emailing Green Built Alliance Community Engagement Director Cari Barcas at Cari@greenbuilt.org.