Awards Focus on Green Building Achievements
NAHB is inviting home builders, remodelers, developers, nonprofits, governmental officials, academics, industry experts and others involved in green building efforts to enter the 2006 National Green Building Awards.
In recognition of those who have made a significant contribution to the principles of residential green building, the awards will be presented at the 2006 National Green Building Conference, March 12-14, in Albuquerque, N.M.
The awards enable green building practitioners “to showcase their expertise and highlight the positive impact they have made on the environment,” said Matt Belcher, chairman of the upcoming conference. “Winning this prestigious award in the fastest growing segment of the industry will set you apart from your competition.”
Awards are being presented in the following categories:
- Green Advocate of the Year, recognizing leaders whose efforts have brought significant change in the field of resource-efficient new home construction over the past year
- Green Building Program of the Year, acknowledging home builders associations, municipal governments and other institutions for new (less than three-year-old) and established (more than three-year-old) green building programs
- Outstanding Green Marketing Program, recognizing sales and marketing campaigns for a product and housing development that best advance the ideals of environmentally friendly, resource-efficient residential construction
- Green Project of the Year — Single-Family, recognizing green design and construction methods in attached, detached (affordable and productive) and custom-built/luxury homes
- Green Project of the Year — Multifamily, honoring affordable housing and luxury condos/apartments that use 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.
Past award recipients have included Pam Sessions, Hedgewood Properties, who has been building more than 250 green homes annually; The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program, which develops energy solutions for new and existing homes that have been used in the design of more than 26,000 homes in 34 states; and Veridian Homes, a production home builder that uses 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. 23.
A $300 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 2007 National Green Building Conference.