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Intro to Green Building for Consumers

Are you interested in saving environmental resources – and saving money? Learn about energy-efficient and sustainable design, construction and remodeling so you can create your own green dream home.

Hire an Industry Professional to help you! Through NAHB’s Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation program, you can find a builder, remodeler, architect, designer or other industry professional who is committed to making your home sustainable through the incorporation of green building principles. They can explain the hows and whys of green building and educate you on which features are appropriate for your project.

A CGP has been trained in:

  • Choosing products and practices for greater energy efficiency

  • Indoor and outdoor water conservation practices

  • Preserving indoor environmental quality

  • Identifying and choosing sustainable building products

  • Meeting the benchmarks of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™

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