Applications Period for EnergyValue Awards Open
The NAHB Research Center has announced the start of the application period for the 2009 EnergyValue Housing Awards.
The 14-year-old EVHA program honors home builders who voluntarily integrate energy efficiency into the design, construction and marketing of new homes.
The application process for the awards provides builders with feedback from the energy-efficiency experts comprising the judging panel, and award winners realize a number of marketing advangages.
The EVHA ceremony will be held during the 2009 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. Awards will be presented in the affordable, custom, factory-built, production and multifamily categories for hot, moderate and cold climate regions. Entires are evaluated based on the homes’ energy value, design, construction methods and processes, marketing and customer relations efforts, and participation in voluntary energy programs.
All professional U.S. home builders whose primary occupation is constructing homes and/or developing real estate are eligible for the awards. Past winners of the awards are invited to submit new projects for consideration.
Homes must have been completed after January 2006 and before they are submitted for the awards. The official EVHA application must be postmarked by July 11, 2008. Companies may submit only one application per category, for a maximum of up to five applications.
The EVHA is coordinated by the NAHB Research Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and NAHB.
To obtain an EVHA application or for more information, click here (Nahbrc.org/evha), or click here to send an e-mail.
'Building Greener Neighborhoods’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“Building Greener Neighborhoods,” available through Digital Delivery at BuilderBooks.com, shows those involved in building new communities the advantages and rewards of saving, planting and transplanting more trees in their developments.
The examples are drawn from decades of experience of land developers, home builders and urban foresters.
To download this publication in a PDF format, click here, or call 800-223-2665.
Earn NAHB’s New Green Designation at the National Green Building Conference
The Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective and affordable options.
Both required courses for the CGP will be held at the National Green Building Conference, May 11-13 in New Orleans.
For more information, visit www.nahb.org/GreenBuildingConference.