NAHB Certifies 1,000 Green Professionals

More than 1,000 builders, remodelers, and other members of the home building industry have earned the Certified Green Professional educational designation since it was introduced early this year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

"I congratulate these green building leaders. They have demonstrated a clear commitment to education and professionalism to earn this designation," said NAHB President Sandy Dunn, a home builder in Point Pleasant, W. Va.

"Of course we expected the CGP to be popular, because as green building grows, many consumers are looking for a builder with real credentials in today's market," Dunn said. "Nevertheless, this is phenomenal growth. The home building industry clearly sees the value of this designation and consumers will, as well."

Home owners and home buyers can visit the NAHB Web site state-by-state list at www.nahb.org/builderremodelerdirectory and click on CGP to find a professional with that designation.

Certified Green Professionals must complete 24 hours of classroom training including 16 hours of green building instruction; must have two years' industry experience, must sign a code of ethics, and must commit to fulfilling continuing education requirements to qualify for the designation.

Most classes are available through state and local home building industry associations, NAHB is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing more than 235,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing, and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.

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