Jones Updates Tucson Builders on NAHB Program
Members of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association packed the house to hear NAHB Vice President Bob Jones discuss the NAHB National Green Building Program in Tucson, Ariz. on Aug. 20.
Jones spoke to more than 200 association members and public officials. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) also spoke at the forum, touting the city’s potential to become the nation’s leading center of solar research and development.
“Ten years ago, green building was a niche market,” Jones told a special forum of the SAHBA Green Build Council. “Today, advanced building technologies and new products mean that mainstream homes can be built green affordably. Unimpeded market competition will result in the greenest technology at the most affordable price.”
Jones , who is the NAHB Senior Officer charged with oversight of the green building program, emphasized that a mandatory, one-size-fits-all approach limits flexibility and increases home buyers’ costs. Also, mandates stifle supplier incentives to exceed established benchmarks.
“Public officials want someone to take the lead to encourage energy efficiency and green building. In Tucson, they will have a program from SAHBA to hang their hats on,” Jones said.
Later that day, SAHBA President Ed Taczanowsky hosted Jones at a reception for the SAHBA Board of Directors, after which Jones spoke to some 140 people at an association membership dinner.
For more information on NAHB’s green building efforts, e-mail Calli Schmidt, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8132.
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