Feb. 14 ‘Green Day' Highlight of Builders’ Show
In recognition of the phenomenal growth of green building, NAHB will celebrate "Green Day" on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the International Builders' Show in Orlando.
On Green Day, the association will officially launch the NAHB National Green Building Program and will unveil the new Certified Green Professional educational designation for home builders, remodelers and other industry professionals.
A dedicated green building display will allow participants to try out a new online scoring tool that is an important component of the NAHB National Green Building Program.
The tool shows how green building techniques and materials will affect a new home and allows builders and consumers to select the measures and materials that are most cost-effective and best meet their needs. Builders can also test the tool at www.nahbgreen.org.
Also on the docket:
- A full day of green educational seminars on topics from market trends and consumer research to innovative design and new products
- Information about the 10th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference
- An in-depth "Cradle to Cradle" presentation on environmentally and ecologically efficient building practices by architect and educator William McDonough
- Four press conferences highlighting the new NAHB National Green Building Program, the National Green Building Standard, green trends and The New American Home, the first of NAHB’s official showcase homes to be certified by the NAHB National Green Building Program.
IBS attendees also will learn more about the upcoming introduction of the National Green Building Standard. The first-ever consensus-based green standard for single-family and multifamily housing, residential remodeling and lot and site development, the standard will open again for public comment Dec. 21 and is expected to be approved by the American National Standards Institute and unveiled in March.
NAHB volunteer leaders and staff members plan to join the celebration as well, donning green golf shirts provided by Green Day sponsors Marvin Windows and Doors, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Whirlpool and Kohler. At last count, more than 170 companies will be exhibiting green products and services at the show.
Last year, the International Builders' Show attracted more than 100,000 attendees during four days of seminars and other special presentations. They walked 11 miles of aisles through two million square feet of gross exhibit space, enough to cover 35 football fields. More than 1,900 exhibitors displayed the latest in housing products and services.
"We're very proud that NAHB and the International Builders' Show have long been ahead of the curve in introducing innovative products and technologies to our members," said NAHB President Brian Catalde. "Our Green Day celebration honors these pioneering industry leaders as it launches the next steps for home builders in the United States."
For registration information and more details, visit www.buildersshow.com.
For more information, e-mail Calli Schmidt at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8132.
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