The National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB) announced today that Albuquerque will host the 2006 National
Green Building Conference, bringing more than 800 builders, remodelors, developers,
architects, engineers, exhibitors and environmental experts to the three-day
event to be held in mid-March.
The conference features education sessions, keynote speakers, a national awards
dinner and a tour of area green-built homes.
“Albuquerque is a perfect site for this conference,” said Ray Tonjes, chairman
of NAHB’s Green Building Subcommittee and a home builder from Austin, Texas.
“Area builders have been pioneers in using environmentally efficient, water
conserving, cost-effective construction techniques, and this conference will
bring a national focus to their work and the efforts of green builders across
NAHB representatives are on the ground in Albuquerque this week evaluating
potential sites for the event. The 2006 National Green Building Conference is
expected to be just as successful as the 2005 conference, which attracted a
record-setting number of attendees and exhibitors to downtown Atlanta.
NAHB has been a leader in bringing green building techniques to mainstream
home builders, and furthered this effort by introducing Model Green Home Building
Guidelines in January.
With the guidelines, NAHB helps promote the adoption of green home building
practices and the formation of additional local green building programs. More
information on the National Green Building Conference is available at www.nahb.org/greenbuilding.
To learn more about NAHB’s Model Green Home Building Guidelines, go to www.nahb.org/gbg.