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National Green Building Conference Opens March 11

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Green Building Conference features a tour of Albuquerque green-built homes, an  awards gala, exhibits and seminars, and great news from the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico, host of the eighth annual event.

On Friday, March 10, the Albuquerque-based association will unveil its own voluntary green building certification program for home builders. Based on NAHB’s Model Green Home Building Guidelines, the program will provide home buyers with assurance that their new homes are built to conserve resources and are environmentally sensitive, energy efficient and cost-effective.

“We’re very excited to be able to start this program in time for the conference,” said Steve Hale of Hale & Sun Construction Inc., a custom builder and infill developer in Albuquerque who helped spearhead the project, customizing the model guidelines to better serve home buyers in that desert market. “I hope it will help inspire other builders attending the conference to launch programs at their own associations.”

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