U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: Residential Markets Update

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Register Today for Greenbuild Phoenix!

As Greenbuild takes to the desert this year, join us for the second annual Greenbuild Residential Summit.  You’ll hear from the most passionate and knowledgeable voices in the residential construction industry, and share ideas and best practices with the builders, architects, designers and developers who are leading the green residential movement.  Greenbuild 2009 Residential Summit features targeted education tracks that address all facets of residential construction – everything from green remodeling and energy-efficient retrofits to affordable housing and multifamily development. We hope to see you there!

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LEED AP Homes Informational Webcast

Join us June 2, from 3 - 4 pm EDT for a FREE webcast to hear Beth Holst, GBCI’s VP of Credentialing, give an overview of the new LEED AP Homes exam. She will be joined by Nate Kredich, USGBC’s VP of Residential Market Development, who will discuss how the LEED AP Homes credential will support LEED project teams as they bring projects through the certification process.

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LEED AP Homes Exam Launches June 12

The Residential Market Development team is happy to announce that GBCI will release the new LEED Green Associate and LEED AP Homes exams on June 12. The LEED AP Homes credential will signify an proficient understanding of green building basics, and a specialized knowledge of the key facets of design and construction in high-performance green homes. Additionally, LEED for Homes project teams that incorporate a Homes Accredited Professional are eligible to receive points under the LEED for Homes ID 1.3 credit.

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Mary Tappouni Named Florida's Small-Business Person of the Year

Mary Tappouni, a member of USGBC's North Florida Chapter and founder of Breaking Ground Contracting, was named 2009 Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Florida by the U.S. Small Business association. Ms. Tappouni's committment to sustainable construction practices and strong focus on education have truly set a shining example in North Florida, and for USGBC Chapters nationwide.

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