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NAHB Announces New Green Building Designation; Revises Existing Green Course

NAHB Education has announced its newest designation, Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP). Exclusively for experienced builders and remodelers, the Master CGP designation covers a more in-depth study of green building science and methods.

The courses required for the designation – Advanced Green Building: Building Science and Advanced Green Building: Project Management - cover topics like building science techniques, the high-performance home and marketing strategies for selling green. You’ll learn ways to decrease liabilities associated with green building and how to incorporate green building certification into your scheduling and project management.

The Master CGP builds on the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation and expands into the mechanics of green building. For more information about this new designation, visit

The Advanced Green Building: Project Management course will not be available until the Winter 2010; however, at this time the Advanced Green Building: Building Science course is currently being offered. This two-day course instructs builders and remodelers on proper building science techniques for constructing and remodeling high-performance homes. The high-performance ideal encompasses more than just energy efficiency—it’s about potentially creating a more durable, environmentally responsible and sustainable living environment.

By using case studies, detailed construction drawings and other resources found on (free trial membership comes with the class), NAHB and BuildingGreen, LLC have developed this course to provide builders and remodelers with the highest-level information available. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

• Apply building physics to building performance

• Translate building science into elements of design and construction

• Dovetail all features of high performance: energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency and indoor environmental quality

• Describe the high-performance home and its benefits to both your team and your clients

• Use all aspects of, including “My GBA,” the site’s project management tool, on individual projects and with your project team

In addition to developing the Master CGP designation, NAHB Education has revised the Green Building for Building Professionals course using the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard.

To locate a class near you, search the online education calendar at

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