Industry News

Builders take ‘green’ to the mainstream

Conference to highlight latest trends in energy-, resource-efficiency
Published on Mar 9, 2004

The National Association of Home Builders will hold its National Green Building Conference in Austin, Texas, March 14-16, where industry experts will be advancing "greener" home building ideas and initiatives for all mainstream builders. "An increasing number of home buyers are demanding that environmental issues become a top priority in new construction and remodeling efforts," said Ray Tonjes, NAHB Green Building Subcommittee chair and a home builder from Austin. "Reacting to this demand, this conference will demonstrate that 'green building' has true market value to the potential home buyers." The city of Austin, which NAHB claims is the birthplace of the green building movement, offers many green sites of interest to builders and home buyers. On Sunday, March 14, conference attendees will tours several "green" sites, including Pfeiffer Residence, Hammonds Homes, Heritage Village and Hornsby Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. These tours aim to highlight the successful application...

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