Early NAHB Green Conference Registration Ends This Friday
Pre-registration ends this Friday, April 10, for the 11th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference May 8-10 in Dallas. After that date, attendees will need to fill out registration forms on site, and tickets for special events — including the Tour of Green Homes and the National Green Building Awards Dinner — will be available only on a first-come, first-served basis.
The conference kicks off on May 8 with the Tour of Green Homes, six projects in various stages of construction that focus on the technology, products and materials available to green builders. The tour is sponsored by the Council for Responsible Energy, which will also display a natural gas-powered Honda Civic at one of the homes.
Financier and clean-energy advocate T. Boone Pickens will speak at the NAHB National Green Building Awards Dinner that evening, while Joel Makower, the author of “Strategies for the Green Economy,” is the keynote speaker on Saturday, May 9.
More than 30 educational sessions on Saturday and Sunday cover aspects of building science, design and marketing. A number of the sessions qualify for American Institute of Architects continuing education credits. This year, AIA added four hours of sustainable design content as part of its 18-hour annual continuing education requirement.
This year’s conference is focused on the business aspects of green building so that industry professionals can better incorporate these principles into their day-to-day operations. Business sessions include: “The High Performance Energy Remodel,” “Legal and Liability Issues” and “The Down and Clean of Affordable Green.”
The NAHB National Green Building Conference also includes more than 100 exhibits from green product manufacturers over a two-day trade show May 9 and 10. A number of special events are planned for the trade show floor.
Corporate sponsors for the event include: the Propane Education & Research Council, Stock Building Supply, Wells Fargo and the Whirlpool Corporation.
Registration and additional information is available at www.nahb.org/greenbuildingconference.