The National Association of Home Builders is honoring those involved in green construction.
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
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.
NAHB handing out sustainability awards
September 8, 2008