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National Association of Home Builders

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington based trade association representing more than 235,000 members involoved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builder associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members construct about 80 percent of the new homes constructed each year, making housing one of the largest and most powerful engines of economic growth in the country.

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NAHBGreen • National Green Building Program

NAHBGreen offers builders, remodelers, developers, and other home building professionals a variety of services to learn, incorporate, and market green building.

The exploding market for sustainable, environmentally friendly and recycled building products, along with the greater availability of educational opportunities for builders, has accelerated green building’s acceptance rate in the marketplace. It is the role of the National Association of Home Builders to prepare members for such shifts with programs addressing education, recognition, and market awareness.

The Green Building Subcommittee was established by NAHB in 1998, and the first National Green Building Conference was held in 1999 for builders, remodelers and developers. In early 2004 NAHB convened a group of builders, researchers, environmental experts and designers to write the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines. Published in 2005, the voluntary Guidelines cover seven areas, including lot preparation and design, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, water efficiency and conservation, occupancy comfort and indoor environmental quality, and operation, maintenance and homeowner education, and can be customized to reflect local geographic and climate conditions. Building upon the success of the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines, the NAHB National Green Building Program (NAHB Green) launched at the 2008 International Builders Show. The national initiative includes an online scoring tool and a wealth of educational tools and resources for home builders and home buyers.

In 2007, the NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC) partnered to form a national consensus committee in accordance with the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The goal was to establish a much-needed nationally-recognizable standard definition of green building. The resulting ANSI approved ICC-700-2008 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) includes single and multifamily homes, residential remodeling projects and site development projects while allowing for the flexibility required to select regionally-appropriate best green practices. The National Green Building Standard also introduced a new, fourth score – "Emerald" - to denote the pinnacle of achievement in residential green construction.

NAHB expects the ANSI standard to bolster the success of our member’s efforts and to facilitate green's growth to the mainstream. For information on the standard development process, see www.nahbrc.com/gbstandard.

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Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association

The Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association is a professional trade organization whose members are dedicated to following a strict code of ethics that provides consumers with confidence they are hiring reputable builders, remodelers, suppliers and home building service providers.

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