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Real estate goes green at upcoming conference

NAHB sponsors building event with environmental focus

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The National Association of Home Builders will host a National Green Building Conference in March that is expected to draw about 1,000 builders, remodelers, developers, architects, engineers and other home-building professionals, the association announced today. The conference, which will feature new products and educational opportunities for association members who build homes with a focus on environmental preservation, will be held in Albuquerque, N.M. Ray Tonjes, Green Building Subcommittee chairman for the association and a a custom home builder in Austin, Texas, said, "We will offer exhibitors, presenters and sponsors an outstanding opportunity to improve their knowledge, increase their contacts and network." The conference will also feature a new "green building" educational seminar from the NAHB University of Housing makes its debut at this year's conference. This module will include two days of discussions about strategies for incorporating green-building principles into home...