Green Built Alliance

WHAT THEY DO: We’re people who care about where we live — our homes, neighborhoods and the planet. Since 2001, we have been advancing sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards and regional action. We make a difference by hosting original educational events, distributing the annual Green Building Directory, managing the Blue Horizons Project community campaign and implementing programs such as Green Built Homes and Appalachian Offsets.

  • For every $20 donated to Green Built Alliance, 1 ton of carbon emissions will be offset through the nonprofit’s Appalachian Offsets program that performs energy-efficiency upgrades in local schools, nonprofits and affordable housing.
A study of the built environment’s role in the climate crisis indicates it is imperative to make every decision an environmental improvement. Green Built Alliance is pushing the margins of possibility until creating clean energy, cleaning the air and water, strengthening local economies, and ensuring the well-being of all life with every action becomes standard practice.
—Stephens Smith Farrell, Director of Sustainable Design at Haizlip Studio