Green Day 2009 Set for Jan. 21 at the Builders' Show
Green builders and remodelers are expected to crowd the aisles at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas next month as NAHB again celebrates Green Day during the largest residential construction show in the world. Green Day 2009 takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
More than 30 sessions on green building science, technology and marketing are planned for the IBS, including in-depth looks at green site development and plan review and a special featured speaker, "Green to Gold" author Andrew Winston.
Green Day is sponsored by Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors and Whirlpool, three companies that supported the event at IBS 2008 in Orlando, when the NAHB National Green Building Program (NAHBGreen) was unveiled. A record number of green product dealers and manufacturers will welcome builders and remodelers to the trade show floor with giveaways, special guests and other incentives.
The NAHBGreen Action Center next to the BuilderBooks bookstore in the Grand Concourse is the place to learn more about the many components of the national program, including the online scoring tool, NAHB National Green Building Awards program and the upcoming NAHB National Green Building Conference.
In a slow housing market, NAHBGreen stands out as a sparkling success: More than 1,600 builders, remodelers and suppliers to the industry have completed the educational requirements for the Certified Green Professional designation, an important component of the national program, and new homes have been inspected and certified in 22 states.
“NAHBGreen is a success story in which we all take pride,” said NAHB Chairman Sandy Dunn. “We’re providing cost-effective, climate-appropriate green home building for consumers all over the country.”
For more information, e-mail Calli Schmidt at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8132.
The Future of Residential Construction Is Green
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.
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.
‘Building Greener Neighborhoods’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“Building Greener Neighborhoods,” available through Digital Delivery at BuilderBooks.com, shows those involved in building new communities the advantages and rewards of saving, planting and transplanting more trees in their developments.
The examples are drawn from decades of experience of land developers, home builders and urban foresters.
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‘Profit from Building Green’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“Profit from Building Green — Award-Winning Tips to Build Energy Efficient Homes,” available through BuilderBooks.com, showcases what energy conscious award-winning builders are doing, provides innovative energy-efficient features and covers successful techniques for building this niche market.
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