U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: Residential Markets Update

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Greenbuild 2009 Residential Summit

As Greenbuild heads to the American Southwest this year, the focus on the residential sector is stronger than ever. Whether you’re a homebuilder, developer, energy rater, state legislator or LEED AP Homes, Greenbuild in Phoenix is the one can’t-miss event of 2009.

Join the most passionate and knowledgeable voices in the residential construction industry for two days of information sessions, networking, and sharing of best practices. In addition, Residential Summit features five targeted educational tracks throughout the day – focusing on everything from green remodeling and energy-efficient retrofits to affordable housing and multifamily development.

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A Commitment to Greening our Housing Stock

Residential Summit Speakers

Is greening our housing stock a question of corporate responsibility, or rather a solid business case? “Renovation Nation” host Steve Thomas convenes a panel of three CEOs to explore these issues: Jeff Mezger, CEO of KB Home; Tom Toomey, President and CEO of UDR, Inc.; and Tedd Benson, founding owner of Bensonwood Homes. The panelists will discuss their own organizations’ approach to residential sustainability while also representing their respective residential market sectors in a lively discussion around the future of our new housing stock.


LEED for Homes Green Rater Training Debuts at Greenbuild 2009 in Phoenix

The LEED for Homes Rating System has seen widespread implementation throughout the residential sector since its launch in early 2008. With nearly 19,000 units registered throughout the U.S. -- all of which will require hands-on verification from a credentialed LEED for Homes Green Rater -- demand for highly qualified Green Raters is about to explode.

To help expand the ranks of Green Raters in the marketplace, USGBC has designed the all-new LEED for Homes Green Rater Program. Training for this essential new professional credential consists of two important steps: an online course (available in October), and this two-day, in-person workshop, which is debuting at this year’s Greenbuild in Phoenix. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

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New Two-day REGREEN Workshop Debuts

Greening our existing housing stock is key to reaching environmental and carbon reduction goals. To support this, USGBC partnered with ASID in development of REGREEN – a set of green remodeling guidelines, supported by a robust educational program that helps you grow and distinguish yourself in the marketplace as a green building professional.

Join us for the debut of USGBC’s new two-day workshop: REGREEN: Implementing Green Residential Remodeling Strategies. This workshop builds on foundational knowledge of the REGREEN residential remodeling guidelines and will assist you in identifying and evaluating which green considerations, concepts and strategies will make a meaningful and positive impact in your next project.


Ed Mazria Wins Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing

Ed MazriaThis year’s Residential Summit also marks the presentation of the first annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. The award is presented this year to Ed Mazria, pioneering architect, author, educator, and visionary. Mazria will receive the award and its $50,000 grant at the USGBC Hanley Award Dinner, November 12. The Hanley Award is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, EcoHome magazine, and Hanley Wood.

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