NAHB Research Center Announces North Carolina Green Home Day


Research Center Partners with Local Home Builder Associations on April 13th to Deliver Builder Education on Green Home Building & Marketing

April 11, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — What: North Carolina has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leaders for building high-performance, green homes. Over the last couple years in particular, there has been a flurry of green certification activity in the state, with nearly 22 percent of all projects certified under the NAHB Research Center’s National Green Building Certification Program in North Carolina!

Since consumers are looking for healthy, efficient, cost-effective homes now more than ever, North Carolina’s home builders want to make sure they continue to be ready to fulfill those consumer needs by staying up on the latest green building education. In partnership with several local North Carolina Home Builder Associations and Green Building Councils, the NAHB Research Center will be delivering training to home builders across the state on the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard, certification to the Standard, the verification process, and marketing the benefits of green homes to consumers.

Who: Builder groups hosting the day’s events include (in alphabetical order) Coastal Green Built; Green Home Builders of the Triangle; Greensboro Builders Association; HBA of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties; Home Builders Association of Charlotte; Home Builders Association of Raleigh – Wake County; Home Builders Building Professionals; Triad Green Building Council; and Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association. Each location will also have staff from the NAHB Research Center, at least one local NAHB Research Center Accredited Green Verifier, and a local marketing specialist. Builders will have an opportunity to discuss new green projects with their local verifiers one-on-one after the general sessions.

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2011; various start & finish times depending upon location (see below)

Where: Four North Carolina locations

* 8:30-11:00 a.m.: Herrington Homes Autumn Hall, 5416 Olde Garden Road, Wilmington, NC
* 8:30-11:00 a.m.: Magnolia Manor, 8818 W. Market Street, Colfax, NC
* 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Fallon Oaks subdivision, 2016 Vinnings Place, Raleigh, NC
* 1:00-5:00 p.m.: Piedmont Natural Gas, 4720 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte, NC

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 nearly 50 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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