Conference Focuses on Green Building Market
With more than 30 new educational seminars, exhibits of innovative products and a tour of a half-dozen homes in the Albuquerque, N.M. area, this year’s National Green Building Conference March 12-14 offers opportunities for NAHB members who want to build homes with a special focus on preserving the environment.
The conference also will unveil an advanced course for the Certified Graduate Builder designation: two days of in-depth discussions on strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction; and on providing buyers with lower energy and maintenance costs, excellent indoor air quality and long-term value.
Seminars include “Green by Design,” led by green building pioneer and architect Peter Pfeiffer, FAIA; “Make Green Sexy,” on how to turn mainstream buyers into green consumers; a detailed look at environmentally friendly residential remodeling; and “Taking Building Science from the Conference to the Construction Site,” ensuring that attendees will be able to easily translate what they have learned at the show into results for their business.
NAHB has partnered with Green Builder magazine to present the Vision 06 demonstration house, which illustrates how sustainability can be achieved with beautiful design and within budgetary constraints. The home is being built by Norm Schreifels of Sun Mountain Construction.
On Sunday, March 12, winners of the National Green Building Awards will be honored during a gala dinner recognizing their achievements in residential green building.
Hotel rooms are available at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque at a special conference rate. Conference registration information ($450 for NAHB members, $575 for non-members) is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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