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Green Trailblazer Tom Hoyt to Offer Green Tips at Conference

Tom Hoyt, who was awarded the 2001 Professional Achievement Award for his efforts in advancing green building in the residential land development and home building industry by Professional Builder magazine, will be the keynote speaker at NAHB's 2004 National Green Builders’ Conference in Austin, TX, March 14-16.

Hoyt will discuss his success in guiding the core business strategy of McStain Enterprises, which he co-owns with his wife, Caroline, to incorporate green building practices and how other builders can do the same.

McStain Enterprises helped create a number of master-planned communities in the Colorado Front Range. Tom and Caroline have built over 8,000 residential units and multiple commercial buildings that incorporate leading-edge community planning and environmental features. Founded as a small design-oriented custom builder, McStain Enterprises has become a $100 million builder/developer practice.

Hoyt also is a founder of the Boulder Home Builders Association, which later merged with the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver. He currently serves as a trustee for the Colorado Nature Conservancy.

The NAHB conference is being held in the heart of the city that gave birth to the green building movement, and some 500 attendees are expected to be on hand to exchange green building ideas, see the latest in green building products and technologies from 67 exhibitors and participate in educational sessions on green mortgages, green land development, water conservation, trends in green building design and more.

Tours will be available on the first day of the conference, including visits to award-winning infill subdivisions and Austin’s first SMART housing development. The conference is being held at The Hilton Austin Hotel and Convention Center, which is located at 500 East 4th Street in downtown Austin.

For registration information, contact the NAHB University of Housing at 800-368-5242 x8EDU, or click here to download the conference program.

For hotel reservation, call 800-236-1592 or 512-482-8000, or click here to visit the hotel's Web site.

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'Profit From Building Green: Award Winning Tips to Build Energy Efficient Homes' Available Through BuilderBooks.com

In "Profit From Building Green: Award Winning Tips to Build Energy Efficient Homes," available through BuilderBooks.com, NAHB Research Center green building expert Jeannie Leggett Sikora has combed through hundreds of annual contest entries and talked with past award winners to develop specific examples and tried-and-true techniques to give home builders the inside track to create successful green building practices — from choosing building products through marketing energy efficient houses. To view or order this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665 to order.

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