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Submit Education Proposals for NAHB Green Building Conference

Experts in business management, sales, design and all aspects of building science are invited to submit proposals for a series of advanced educational sessions planned for the 2010 NAHB National Green Building Conference. To accommodate increased interest in next year’s conference, the deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Oct.1.

The conference will be held in Raleigh, N.C., on May 16-18.

The NAHB National Green Building Conference is the only national conference of its kind targeted to the mainstream residential building industry. Presenters can expect to talk to builders, remodelers, land developers, engineers, architects, planners, public officials and environmental advocates

Prospective speakers should describe their proficiency with industry professionals in areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, waste management, design and site development. All proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to green building, timeliness of the topic, practical application and speaker qualifications. Proposals without specific learning outcomes will not be considered.

To submit a proposal, visit the NAHB ISIS page. For additional information, e-mail ibsedu@nahb.com.

The 2010 conference takes place at the Raleigh Convention Center. Discounted hotel space has been reserved at the adjoining Raleigh Marriott City Center and the Sheraton Raleigh nearby.

Click here to be notified when conference registration is open.

‘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. Nearly 4,000 people have earned the CGP designation to date.

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

‘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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