Green Building Awards Entries Now Being Accepted
Entries are now being accepted for the 2010 NAHB National Green Building Awards.
Each year, NAHB recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for excellence in residential green design and construction practices and for green building program and advocacy efforts.
The prestigious awards will be presented at a gala dinner as part of the 12th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in Raleigh, N.C. May 16-18.
All homes and developments must be scored to the National Green Building Standard or NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines.
Award categories include:
- HBA Green Building Program of the Year
- Local Government Green Building Initiative of the Year
- Green Advocate of the Year
- Green Project of the Year — Single-Family
- Green Project of the Year — Multifamily
- Green Project of the Year — Development
- Green Project of the Year — Remodeling
The awards are open to both NAHB members and non-NAHB members. All award applications are available online at www.nahb.org/greenbuildingawards and submissions must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
The NAHB National Green Building Conference attracts home builders, remodelers, architects, suppliers and environmental officials for three days of educational events, the popular Tour of Green Homes and product booths and demonstrations.
The Propane Education and Research Council and Wells Fargo already have signed on as corporate sponsors, while Lutron will sponsor the Tour of Green Homes.
Exhibit booths are selling briskly and potential exhibitors can e-mail Christopher Hood or call him at 800-368-5242 x8684.
For sponsorship information, contact Harris Floyd, x8208, or Grante Wright, x8051.
For additional information on the awards program, contact Chad Riedy, x8225.
‘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 4,200 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.