April 18, 2011
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Upcoming Webinars
April 20: Webinar to Detail How to Achieve National Green Building Standard Certification

NAHB BuilderBooks and NAHB’s Land Development Committee will host the webinar, “Green Models for Site Development, which will provide guidance and walk builders and developers through the process of how to gain green certification for lots and sites through the National Green Building Standard.

The webinar will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 20.

During the webinar participants will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the National Green Building Standard certification program and increase their general knowledge of all aspects of land development covered by the standard

  • Learn who the key NAHB and NAHB Research Center experts are who can guide attendees through the certification process

  • Learn from successful developers whose communities have attained the NGBS/ICC-700 Certification 

The program will feature Ron Tyne, of Rocket Properties; and Edward Tombari, NAHB Land Development Services.

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of “Green Models for Site Development: Applying the National Green Building Standard to Land and Lots”  and can earn one-and-a-half hours of continuing education credit for their NAHB professional designations.

To Register

The webinar is $21.95 for NAHB members and $24.95 for non-members.

To register, visit www.nahb.org/builderbookslive. Registrants will receive e-mail confirmations.

For more information, e-mail Patricia Potts at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8224.

'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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