January 24, 2011
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Apply for Green Building Awards by Monday, Jan. 31

Entries are being accepted for the 2011 National Green Building Awards. Entries must be submitted by midnight on Monday, Jan. 31.

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 during the 13th annual National Green Building Conferenc & Expo in Salt Lake City on May 1-3.

All homes and developments must be scored to the National Green Building Standard to ensure fair comparisons for judging purposes.

Award categories include:

  • Green Advocate of the Year: Builder, Remodeler, Individual, Group, State/local Government and HBA 
  • Green Project of the Year — Single-Family
  • Green Project of the Year — Multifamily
  • Green Project of the Year — Site Development
  • Green Project of the Year — Remodeling

The awards are open to both NAHB members and non-NAHB members. To apply for the awards, visit www.nahb.org/greenbuildingawards.

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.

For exhibit booth information, e-mail Christopher Hood at NAHB, 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.



'National Green Building Standard Commentary' Available at BuilderBooks.com

The "National Green Building Standard Commentary," available through BuilderBooks.com and a companion to the ANSI approved "National Green Building Standard," that provides valuable insight to the intention and implementations of the practices and provisions found in the green building standard.

The "Commentary" is a useful resource for any designer or builder using the ICC 700-2008 as a rating system for developing or renovating residential properties of all types to reduce their relative impact.

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



More Than 5,000 People Have Earned Their Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation

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 5,400 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.

For answers to questions about National Green Building Certification by the NAHB Research Center, certification to the standard or the guideline sunset, complete and submit the Contact Us form on the NAHBGreen website.

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