The NAHBGreen program recognizes structures that meet environmental, indoor air quality and energy-efficiency goals.
A house in an Arlington,
Tenn., development is the 500th to be certified green by the National
Association of Home Builders.
The home, part of the Villages of
White Oak, has been entered in the Memphis Area Home Builders Association's annual
Parade of Homes. It was built by Chamberlain & McCreery of Cordova, Tenn.
The NAHBGreen program
recognizes structures that meet environmental, indoor air quality and
energy-efficiency goals. As part of the program, builders must ensure
homeowners learn how to keep running their homes as efficiently as possible.
"This is great news for
home buyers," said NAHB Chairman Joe Robson, a builder and developer in
Tulsa, Okla. "National green building certification through NAHBGreen is
the sensible, affordable approach to ensuring that a new home or remodeling
project has been completed with sustainability in mind. It's the voluntary
green scoring system that ensures choice for both the builder and the
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