Green Built Alliance

WHAT THEY DO: We’re people who care about where we live — our homes, neighborhoods and the planet. We’ve spent the past two decades advancing sustain- ability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards and regional action. We make a difference locally and regionally by certifying green residential construction through Green Built Homes; making energy-efficiency and renewable-energy upgrades to local schools and nonprofits through Appalachian Offsets; managing the Blue Horizons Project community clean-energy campaign; weatherizing low-income homes through Energy Savers Network; and educating the public by hosting sustainability-focused classes and publishing the annual Green Building Directory magazine.


  • For every $20 donation, the nonprofit will offset 1 ton of carbon emissions through its Appalachian Offsets program.
  • Donors contributing between $50 and $100 will receive a Green Built Alliance T-shirt.
  • Donors contributing $100 or more will receive a Green Built Alliance sweatshirt.


  • All gifts up to $5,000 will be matched by a generous donor.
Green Built Alliance does more to mitigate climate change and promote social justice than any other organization of its size and, in fact, more than many much larger organizations.
—Stephens Smith Farrell, architect