The National Association of Home Builders is honoring those involved in green construction.

The National Association of Home Builders is honoring excellence in green residential design and construction with its 2009 National Green Building Awards.

“Home builders and housing industry professionals are instrumental in adoption of sustainable building practices that benefit homeowners, the environment and the economy,” said NAHB Green Subcommittee Chairman Ray Tonjes, a remodeler and builder in Austin, Texas who specializes in sustainable projects. “We look forward to honoring their commitment to green building, and sharing their innovative best practices with the residential construction industry.”

Awards will be given in: Advocate of the Year (builder, remodeler, individual, group); Project of the Year (single family, remodel, multifamily); Development of the Year; HBA Green Building Program of the Year (new and existing); and Outstanding Green Marketing.

The Local Government Award, new for 2009, will honor a city council or other local board that has worked to encourage green building. Nominations for this award will only be accepted from local builders’ associations.

All award applications, supporting documentation and photographs must be submitted by e-mail or from a compact disc. Download entry forms at www.nahb.org/greenbuildingawards. No applications submitted on paper will be accepted, officials said.

Eligible projects must have been started after June 2007 and generally completed by this December.