New Book Shows How to Save Money Building Green Homes
“Build Green and Save: Protecting the Earth and Your Bottom Line,” by builder Matt Belcher, is a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference that provides builders with the information they need to build green — and save money at the same time.
Available at BuilderBooks.com, “Build Green and Save” gives builders an overview of the business of green building and a breakdown of the different green guidelines and standards available, including NAHB’s National Green Building Standard.
In the publication, Belcher shows builders how to:
- Identify and select green building materials
- Implement green construction techniques
- Explain the benefits of green housing to consumers
- Offer affordable green building solutions to consumers
- Use resources wisely and reduce water and energy consumption
- Market environmentally sound practices
In addition, Belcher makes a case for affordable green building based on personal experiences and details.
For more information or to order “Build Green and Save,” click here, or call 800-223-2665.
‘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.
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 3,800 people have earned the CGP designation to date.
For more information, visit www.nahb.org/CGPinfo.