The National Association of Home Builders is expanding its "green" members.
The National Association of Home Builders
has added seven state chapters to its national green-building program.
The state associations of Connecticut, Delaware,
Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York and Oklahoma have become affiliates
of the green program, making it easier for buyers in those states to find
energy-efficient, sustainable homes, NAHB President Sandy Dunn said.
"I'm delighted to
welcome the home builders in these seven states to the certification services
offered through NAHBGreen," Dunn said, a home builder from Point Pleasant,
W. Va.,. "Our members are looking for an authentic, cost-effective and
voluntary way to offer certified green homes to their clients, and they will
find it inhttp://www.NAHBGreen.com."
State and local association members
also have access to seminars, certification programs and classes on green
building, including becoming a NAHB-certified green professional.
"The future of home
building is green, and if you don't get ahead of it now, you'll be left
behind," said Jeff Stokley, president of the Wilmington-Cape Fear (N.C.)
Home Builders Association.