Record Crowd Expected at New Orleans Green Conference
Record attendance is expected at the 10th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in New Orleans on May 10-13.
The conference features cutting-edge education sessions, tours and presentations on the latest advancements and trends in sustainable home building as well as the 10th Annual National Green Building Awards honoring the best in green building.
More than 60 education sessions will be offered on topics ranging from green remodeling and green building trends to building science, indoor air quality, marketing and local green building considerations.
The tour will provide a look at some of the latest green products and building techniques and a unique opportunity to learn about the ongoing rebuilding efforts in the area and the challenges faced by local builders.
Building professionals at the conference will learn about the new ANSI National Green Building Standard and how to get involved in the NAHB National Green Building Program. They also will be able to work towards earning the new Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation.
To date, more than 200 people have earned the CGP designation, which was introduced at the International Builders’ Show in February. A graduation reception is planned for Saturday evening, May 10.
"Green building is no longer a niche market, it is the present and the future of the building industry,” said Ray Tonjes, Green Building Subcommittee chairman and president of Ray Tonjes Builder, Inc. in Austin, Texas. “This conference really demonstrates how far we have come."
"With all the opportunities at this year’s 10th annual event — excellent education sessions, speakers and green exhibits, home tours and networking opportunities — it’s a show that builders and remodelers can’t afford to miss,” he added.
Speakers at the conference include Michael Todman, president of Whirlpool North America; Dane Parker, Dell Global's environmental director; and Patrick Moore, a nationally regarded proponent of green consensus-building, chairman and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies Ltd. and former president of Greenpeace International.
For more information, or to register, visit www.nahb.org/greenbuildingconference.
Help Rebuild New Orleans
The conference is partnering with Rebuilding Together New Orleans and the Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium on a special community service project in which symposium attendees can help rehabilitate homes in New Orleans that were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Saturday, May 10, has been reserved for the rebuilding project and symposium attendees are encouraged to volunteer.
Attendees of the 50+ conference will work on the home May 17-18.
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Earn NAHB’s New Green Designation at the National Green Building Conference
The Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective and affordable options.
Both required courses for the CGP will be held at the National Green Building Conference, May 11-13 in New Orleans.
For more information, visit www.nahb.org/GreenBuildingConference.