Arizona Builders Use Wind Power to Print Magazine
SAHBA Builder Magazine, working in partnership with Arizona Lithographers, has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a “green” publication.
By switching over to printing presses running on 100% wind-powered energy, the quarterly publication of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association
is expected each year to save 78 trees and offset 1,157 pounds of air emissions — the equivalent of the exhaust from driving a car 1,253 miles.
“Our choice of renewable, sustainable wind power offsets the power we would normally use to print the magazine from conventional energy using coal or oil,” said Arizona Lithographer owner John Davis. “The commitment to clean wind energy is now the foundation of our company’s green initiative, since we already recycle all our waste paper and use eco-friendly vegetable-based ink.”
This clean watts program with Arizona Litho “helps finance the growth of the wind energy industry,” said SAHBA Vice President Roger Yohem. “Printing our magazine green is more than an innovative trend, it’s a long-term commitment to our association’s environmental awareness.”
In 2005, NAHB named the SAHBA publication the nation’s “Best Member Magazine.”
Proceeds from the sale of energy certificates to businesses like Arizona Lithographers are being used to build new infrastructure and promote the wind power industry. Davis currently holds certificates worth 1.4 million kilowatt-hours.
‘National Green Building Standard’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“The National Green Building Standard,” available through BuilderBooks.com, provides “green” practices that can be incorporated into multifamily and single-family new home construction, home remodeling and additions and site development.
The standard covers lot design, resource, energy and water efficiency; indoor environment quality; and owner education.
Currently the first and only ANSI-approved green building rating system, the National Green Building Standard is the benchmark for green homes.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here.
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.
Attend the National Green Building Conference in Dallas
Attend the 2009 National Green Building Conference in Dallas on May 10-13 to learn more about the critical paths to green building, and to participate in interactive sessions and be part of the driving force for the green building and remodeling markets.
For more information and to sign up to be notified when registration opens, visit www.nahb.org/GreenBuildingConference.
‘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.
To download this publication in a PDF format, click here, or call 800-223-2665.
‘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.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.