Greening Missouri Homes Conference Set for March 16-17
A group of local Missouri home builders associations is partnering with the University of Missouri to present a two-day green building conference in March.
The Greening Missouri Homes conference will take place March 16-17 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City and focus on how green building and the National Green Building Standard advance the construction of home building.
The conference is intended to bring together professionals in all parts of the home building and remodeling industry — builders, remodelers, appraisers, code officials, Realtors®, financiers and more.
The conference also offers an opportunity to obtain the NAHB Certified Green Professional educational designation, with the "Business Management for Building Professionals" class held on March 15 and the "Green Building for Building Professionals" classes on March 18-19, both sponsored by the HBA of Central Missouri.
St. Louis green builder Matt Belcher is chairing the conference. The former president of the HBA of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri is working closely with the university’s Center for Sustainable Energy.
“With the evolution of building codes and the creation of the National Green Building Standard, advancing the experience of those involved with the housing industry to safely and economically develop, build and retrofit Missouri’s housing stock is a top priority,” Belcher said.
‘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.
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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. Nearly 4,500 people have earned the CGP designation to date.
For more information, visit www.nahb.org/CGPinfo.
‘Build Green and Save’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“Build Green and Save: Protecting the Earth and Your Bottom Line,” available through BuilderBooks.com, is a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference that shows builders how to identify and select green building materials; implement green construction techniques; explain the benefits of green housing and offer affordable green building solutions to consumers; and use resources wisely and reduce water and energy consumption.
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