Who It Benefits

Your contribution directly improves our community by making possible a local clean-energy project for a school, nonprofit or affordable housing provider. Projects include energy-efficiency lighting retrofits, water-conservation upgrades and solar-energy installations. We are also exploring local tree-planting projects. Be part of the solution in your own backyard and help mitigate the dangers of climate change.  

Transparency and verification are crucial. When you donate to Appalachian Offsets, we provide you with a tax-deductible donation letter and a certificate for your offset with details on the local project you helped fund. We verify each project through a third-party contractor to ensure the project was installed correctly and meets modeled energy savings.

Show off that you are doing your part by displaying our Appalachian Offsets decal at your business or on your car. By donating, you are joining a group of inspired citizens dedicated to a healthier community and planet.

Check back here to learn about new projects made possible by your donations to Appalachian Offsets.


In 2008, Appalachian Offsets completed a low-flow shower retrofit project for the YWCA in Asheville. New low-flow showerheads will save $150 per year in energy costs. 

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Asheville Housing Authority

In 2007, Appalachian Offsets completed an energy-efficiency project to change out 13,000 incandescent lightbulbs to CFLs for Asheville Housing Authority residents with the help of UNC Asheville students. This project resulted in a savings of more than $500,000 in energy costs and 3,790 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

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Local Schools

We work with local schools to upgrade their lighting and mechanical equipment which reduces their utility bills and carbon footprint. If you are a public, charter or nonprofit school seeking assistance with an energy-efficiency upgrade, please contact us.

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Nonprofit Upgrades

We work with local nonprofit organizations to upgrade their lighting and mechanical equipment which reduces their utility bills and carbon footprint.  If you are a nonprofit seeking assistance with an energy-efficiency upgrade, please contact us. 

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