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Webinar to Discuss Using Concrete in Green Building

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), a founding member of the Concrete Home Building Council, will be holding an hour-long webinar on how concrete home building technologies can be used to meet National Green Building Standard requirements.

The webinar will begin at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 14.

The webinar, “Concrete Solutions for the National Green Building Standard,” will feature a panel of PCA experts.

Participants will learn about the sustainable impact of concrete products in home building, including how to:

  • Use concrete retaining walls to create more buildable area on steeply sloped sites
  • Reduce storm water infrastructure expenses with pervious concrete pavement
  • Reduce on-site trades with prefinished systems for walls, floors and paving
  • Offer durable, rich looking, easy-to-maintain finishes
  • Reduce coordination issues, saving time and money during construction
  • Enhance a builder’s reputation through the performance, value and quality of concrete homes

To Register

The webinar fee is $30.

For more information or to register, click here, or e-mail Donn Thompson of PCA.

The Future of Residential Construction Is Green

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.

Earning the CGP demonstrates to clients and peers your commitment to the best and latest in green building practices and techniques. More than 1,000 people have earned the CGPdesignation to date.

For more information, visit www.nahb.org/CGPinfo.

‘National Green Building Standard’ Available at BuilderBooks.com

The National Green Building Standard,” available through BuilderBooks.com, provides “green” practices that can be incorporated into multifamily and single-family new home construction, home remodeling and additions and site development.

The standard covers lot design, resource, energy and water efficiency; indoor environment quality; and owner education.

Currently the first and only ANSI-approved green building rating system, the National Green Building Standard is the benchmark for green homes.

To view or purchase this publication online, click here.

‘Build Green and Save’ Available at BuilderBooks.com

Build Green and Save: Protecting the Earth and Your Bottom Line,” available through BuilderBooks.com, is a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference that shows builders how to identify and select green building materials; implement green construction techniques; explain the benefits of green housing and offer affordable green building solutions to consumers; and use resources wisely and reduce water and energy consumption.

To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.

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