Pace of Green Homebuilding up 850%

Green homes now 17% of new single-family residential market; builders and remodelers looking to expand their knowledge of green building.

Green Home

The green share of new single-family residential construction has grown dramatically—increasing from 2% in 2005 to 17%, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.

“More and more homes are becoming green and energy-efficient, whether by consumer demand or code requirement,” said Eric Borsting, chairman of the National Green Building Conference and Expo. “This is the way the industry is moving, and (our upcoming) conference is the best place for any building professional to get ahead of the game and learn about best green practices and techniques. With its unmatched networking opportunities, education courses, impressive tour of homes and exhibit hall, this event is not one to be missed.”

Green Building Conference April 29. Builders and remodelers looking to expand their knowledge of building green, and find out where the market is going, are invited to attend the 2012 National Green Building Conference and Expo in Nashville April 29-May 1. Held this year at the Nashville Convention Center, the annual conference will feature an exhibit hall with the latest cutting-edge green products, a wide variety of education courses, unmatched networking opportunities and notable speakers and special events.

The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) will offer a new special education track, EBBA: Houses That Work. These sessions will serve as in-depth workshops on topics including air-sealing homes, proper HVAC System Replacement techniques to maximize energy efficiency, and Remodeling for Energy Efficiency. The educational courses offer participants a deeper knowledge of the building science of green and provide the analysis of the green building market—the economic impact, the policies and the latest building techniques and trends.

Another special event this year is the SmartMarket Report presentation from McGraw-Hill Construction, Waste Management, Inc. and NAHB, where the three groups will reveal the findings of the latest survey on green building trends.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a green tour of homes. The tour will showcase several local green built homes, and participants will be able to talk to the builders to learn about the rationale behind the design, green building certifications they used and the value the homes bring to their owners.

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