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National Green Building Conference Wraps Up

May 05, 2012

The 14th annual National Green Building Conference was held in Nashville, Tenn. on April 30. Winners of the National Green Building Awards were honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Illustration of green planet“These awards recognize the best and most innovative builders and remodelers in green building”, said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “The demand for green building is growing in leaps and bounds, and these winners set a great example of what can be accomplished in terms of sustainable and energy efficient building practices.”

And the winners are:

For individual projects, five single-family home projects were honored:

  • MGM Construction of San Francisco, for Project of the Year, Single-Family Custom Builder
  • Meritage Homes of Goodyear, Ariz., for Project of the Year, Single-Family Production Builder
  • Chandler Design-Build Inc. of Mebane, N.C., for Project of the Year, Single-Family Small Volume Builder
  • TC Legend Homes/Zero-Energy Plans LLC of Coupeville, Wash., for Project of the Year, Single-Family Concept and Research- Enterprise
  • Purdue University of West Lafayette, Ind., for Project of the Year, Single-Family Concept and Research- Academic

Also honored were two remodeling projects and one multifamily project:

  • Trifecta Construction Solutions of Fort Meyers, Fla., for Multifamily Project of the Year
  • G HOME by Rocking Horse Redevelopment of Phoenix, Ariz., for Remodeling Project of the Year Over $100,000
  • G HOME of Rocking Horse Redevelopment of Phoenix, Ariz., for Remodeling Project of the Year Under $100,000

The Green Building Advocacy Awards, given to individuals or organizations who have made strong efforts in green building advocacy went to:

  • The Mungo Companies of Irmo, S.C. for Builder Advocate of the Year
  • G STREET of Scottsdale, Ariz., as Remodeler Advocate of the Year

Congratulations to all the winners. Let’s hope that at next year’s conference,  Chicago area Green builders will be noticed for the great work they are doing in making the city and surrounding suburbs more eco-friendly.

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