Desiderio Presents “Set Yourself Apart” Session on National Green Building Standard at 2011 RESNET Conference


Upper Marlboro, MD – March 1, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Michelle Desiderio, director of green building programs at the NAHB Research Center, will join a distinguished line-up of industry experts in Orlando, Fla., to present a session at this year’s RESNET Building Performance Conference, the premier national forum on home energy ratings, residential energy efficiency financing, and building performance business development.

Desiderio’s session, “Set Yourself Apart: Get Green Certified to the National Green Building Standard,” will cover how to get a residential green project certified to the Standard. The program will also provide details on how HERS Raters can get involved by becoming NAHB Research Center accredited green verifiers. Jamie Hagar, an accredited verifier with Southern Energy Management, will join Michelle to help walk attendees through the basic steps involved in having a new home, multifamily building, remodeling/renovation project, and/or land development certified by the NAHB Research Center.

For more information on the NAHB Research Center’s National Green Building Certification program or the National Green Building Standard, visit For more information on RESNET’s conference, visit

ABOUT THE NAHB RESEARCH CENTER: The NAHB Research Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., promotes innovation in housing technology to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products. Created more than 40 years ago as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues. Through its various testing and certification services, the Research Center seal is internationally-recognized as a mark of product quality and an assurance of product performance.

Anne Holtz Schmick

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