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NAHB Honors Top Green Home Industry Professionals

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RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—Thirteen builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored recently as winners of National Green Building Awards by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the 13th annual National Green Building Conference in Salt Lake City.

“These awards recognize and celebrate the most forward-thinking builders and remodelers in green building,” says Bob Jones, immediate past chairman of NAHB and a builder from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. “These award winners are pushing the envelope of what we can achieve with energy and resource efficiency.”

Sponsored by Bosch Home Appliances, Mohawk Industries and SolarCity, the awards dinner was one of the highlights of the three-day conference, which featured educational programs, an exhibition of green products and a tour of local green homes and developments.

Individual Project Awards
Five single-family home projects were honored:
• Tall Pines Construction, for the Sungazing House in Park City, Utah, for Project of the Year, Single-Family Custom Home.
• Habitat for Humanity, Bay-Waveland Area, of Hancock County, Miss., for Project of the Year, Affordable Single-Family.
• Imagine Homes of San Antonio, Texas, for Project of the Year, Single-Family Production Builder.
• Zero-Energy Plans LLC, of Coupeville, Wash., for Project of the Year, Single-Family Concept and Research.
• Imery and Company, of Athens, Ga., for Project of the Year, Small-Volume Single-Family Builder.

Two remodeling projects and one multifamily project were also honored:
• Sun Mountain Construction Inc. of Corrales, N.M., for Single-Family Remodel over $100,000, which won for the Noel and Cooper home.
• Ferrier Custom Homes of Fort Worth, Texas, for Single-Family Remodel under $100,000, which won for the Lovell Remodel.
• Actus Lend Lease of Nashville, Tenn., won Project of the Year, Multifamily Low-rise, four stories or less, for Campbell Crossing Zero Energy Homes at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Green Building Advocacy Awards
Five awards were given to individuals or organizations for their efforts in green building advocacy:
• Addison Homes of Greer, S.C., as Advocate of the Year in the Builder category.
• Philip Beere of Green Street Development in Scottsdale, Ariz., as Remodeler Advocate of the Year.
• Dr. Jennifer Languell of Fort Myers, Fla., as Individual Advocate of the Year.
• The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, Okla., as Home Builders Association Advocate of the Year.
• The Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee’s Green Building Council and Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, Tenn., as Advocate of the Year in the Group category.

For more information visit www.nahb.org/greenbuildingawards.

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