Green Building Awards Nominations Now Open
The 2009 NAHB National Green Building Awards will honor excellence in green residential design and construction practices and outstanding green advocacy efforts.
“Home builders and housing industry professionals are instrumental in the adoption of sustainable building practices that benefit home owners, the environment and the economy,” said Ray Tonjes, chairman of the NAHB Green Subcommittee and a green remodeler and builder in Austin, Texas. “We look forward to honoring their commitment to green building, and sharing their innovative best practices with the residential construction industry.”
Awards will be given in several categories: Advocate of the Year (Builder, Remodelor, Individual, Group); Green Project of the Year (Single-family, Remodel, Multifamily); Green Development of the Year; HBA Green Building Program of the Year; and Outstanding Green Marketing.
A new category — the Local Government Award — has been established to recognize a government body nominated by a local home builders association for its work to allow and encourage green practices.
All award applications, supporting documentation and photographs must be submitted via e-mail or on a compact disk. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.nahb.org/greenbuildingawards. No paper applications will be accepted.
To be eligible, projects must have been started after June 2007 and substantially completed by December 2008. Additional entry requirements and an online application are available at www.nahb.org/greenbuildingawards.
Entries must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2009.
Award winners will be recognized at a gala dinner in Dallas on May 8, 2009 during the 11th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference.
In the 2008 awards program at the 10th Annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in New Orleans, 17 building industry professionals were honored for excellence and innovation in green home building.
For more information, e-mail Chad Riedy at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8225.
The Future of Residential Construction Is Green
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Earning the CGP demonstrates to clients and peers your commitment to the best and latest in green building practices and techniques. More than 1,000 people have earned the CGPdesignation to date.
For more information, visit www.nahb.org/CGPinfo.
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