Greenbuild and NAHB Announce New Strategic Partnership
Expanded residential education to be offered at Greenbuild 2015
DALLAS — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has signed on to become one of three Greenbuild Top Tier Partners for 2015, in addition to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.
Greenbuild will feature a variety of residential offerings at the 2015 event, including a residential product pavilion; a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Platinum, net zero electricity demonstration home on the show floor; and an expanded educational track. The residential track has increased to 15 sessions focused on both multifamily and single-family that runs Nov. 18-20 at the conference. Thursday, Nov. 19, is the primary residential day with 12 sessions taking place in three different time slots.
“Greenbuild has historically featured a small residential contingency, and this is the time to expand our offerings to keep apprised of marketplace demands. NAHB is the perfect partner to provide additional support in this critical sector,” said Lindsay Roberts, Greenbuild show director. “Their commitment to sustainable residential building is evident in their support of Greenbuild. Informa Exhibitions has a strong existing relationship with NAHB and we look forward to a mutually successful partnership.”
“NAHB has long been an advocate of sustainable, high-performance building and remodeling, and Greenbuild is a perfect venue for us to continue educating the industry about the importance of building green,” said Tom Woods, NAHB chairman. “We are excited about this new opportunity, and look forward to helping build up the residential green building presence at Greenbuild.”
“USGBC and NAHB have always worked to increase awareness, education, and better understanding of the benefits of higher-performing homes,” said Kate Hurst, vice president, community, conferences and events, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “As the premier educational opportunity for the green building community, Greenbuild continues to expand its offerings. This partnership with NAHB allows us to further develop our residential track in a way that truly benefits attendees and our community.”
Greenbuild, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. This year’s conference takes place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, District of Columbia, from Nov. 18-20.
For more information about the U.S. Green Building Council, visit www.usgbc.org.
For more information about the National Association of Home Builders, visit www.nahb.org.
Publication date: 9/24/2015