Enter ‘Building With Trees’ Competition
Conservation-minded builders and developers from around the country are invited to enter the 2006 Building With Trees Awards of Excellence recognition program.
Sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with NAHB, the program recognizes builders and developers who save trees during construction and land development.
The deadline for entries is March 31. The awards competition was created in 1998.
Residential, commercial, retail, industrial, public and mixed-use projects of all sizes are eligible to compete.
A jury of development industry and urban forestry professionals will judge the entries. Judging criteria include:
- Creativity in and attention to protecting and planting trees during planning, design and construction and in providing for long-term tree care
- A commitment to tree protection by having a tree professional on the development team
- Inventorying existing trees and using that information to preserve trees
- Adhering to tree protection goals throughout construction
To read about the 2005 NAHB Building With Trees winners, click here.
For more information about the recognition program, visit www.arborday.org/programs/buildingwithtrees, e-mail Jeff Bargar at The National Arbor Day Foundation, or call him at 402-474-5655.
Attend the 2006 Green Building Conference
Plan now to attend the 2006 Green Building Conference, March 12-14 in Albuquerque, N.M.
The National Green Building Conference is the only national conference targeted to "green building" for the mainstream residential building industry. The high caliber education programs will give you a chance to meet other green-minded builders from all across the country as well as meet with exhibitors with products to help you build a better home.
For more information, click here.