Entries Sought for National Green Building Awards
Entries for NAHB’s 2005 National Green Building Awards are now being accepted from home builders, remodelers, developers, nonprofit organizations, the academic community, industry experts and others involved in green building efforts.
The awards recognize individuals, companies and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of green home building. Winners will be announced at the 2005 National Green Building Conference in Atlanta, March 13-15.
“The industry’s best and the brightest will have a chance to show how their green home building efforts have true market value for consumers and a positive impact on the environment,” said Eric S. Borsting, chairman of the 2005 NAHB National Green Building Conference and the NAHB Energy Subcommittee. “Winners of these awards are an inspiration to those in the growing green building movement, which has constructed more than 40,000 resource-efficient, environmentally sensitive homes since the 1970s.”
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Award applications are being accepted for these six categories:
- Green Advocate of the Year, which recognizes leaders (builders, groups and individuals) whose efforts represent significant achievement in the field of resource-efficient new home construction over the past year
- Green Program of the Year, which acknowledges home builders associations, municipal governments and other institutions for new (less than three years old) and existing (more than three years old) green building programs
- Green Project of the Year — Single-Family, in recognition of green design and construction methods in attached, detached (affordable and production) and custom-built/luxury homes
- Green Project of the Year — Multifamily, honoring affordable housing and luxury condos and apartments for their green design and construction practices;
- Green Project of the Year — Remodeling, acknowledging modifications and improvements to existing homes (projects valued at more and less than $100,000) using water conservation methods, ventilation systems, energy efficient products and other green techniques
- Outstanding Green Marketing Award, recognizing the sales and marketing campaigns of a product and a housing development that best advance the ideals of environmentally friendly, resource-efficient residential construction.
Past award recipients have included Tom Hoyt, McStain Neighborhoods, who has built more than 8,000 green homes in the last 35 years; Southface Energy Institute, a non-profit association that has certified more than 1,000 green homes through its EarthCraft House Program; and Pardee Homes, a production home builder committed to Energy Star requirements as a minimum energy-efficiency standard for all its new homes.
For information about the awards and applications, click here.
Entries must be received by Dec. 15. A $250 fee is required for entries in all categories except Green Advocate of the Year and Green Program of the Year (New Program).
All winners will be featured in NAHB publications and will receive complimentary admission to the 2006 National Green Building Conference.
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