Seminar Proposals Sought for Green Building Conference
Proposals are now being accepted for educational seminars to be offered at the 12th Annual NAHB National Green Building Conference on May 16-18, 2010, in Raleigh, N.C.
The NAHB Green Building Conference Working Group is seeking a variety of proposals — on topics ranging from business management and marketing to building science and technology.
The group is looking for proposals that target different project types, including remodeling and multifamily construction and development, and varying skill levels, from green building beginners on up.
Sessions can be either 60 minutes or 90 minutes long. Slide presentations can be submitted after the proposal is accepted and will be posted for downloading by conference attendees.
To submit a proposal, visit the Speaker and Instructor Information page at the NAHB Web site. All proposals must be completed and submitted online and include a brief biography of the presenters. Seminar proposals that promote individual products or services will not be considered.
The 11th Annual NAHB Green Building Conference took place on May 8-10 in Dallas and attracted nearly 1,200 participants. Speakers included financier and gas industry advocate T. Boone Pickens and green business specialist Joel Makower.
The annual conference includes the NAHB National Green Building Awards and the Green Homes Tour, where industry professionals can look at a variety of green building projects in different phases of construction.
For additional information about the educational seminar proposal process, e-mail Chad Riedy, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8225.
For more information about the NAHB National Green Building Conference or to be notified when registration opens, visit the Web page. For sponsorship information, e-mail Julie Mines. For exhibit information, e-mail Chris Hood.
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“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.
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