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Finding the Right Shade of Green Building


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Interested in knowing more about Green Building or Remodeling in NH? Joining the Build Green NH Council will enable builders, remodelers and other associated Industry Professionals the ability to know what is going on in the Green building trades and how to educate themselves and their customers in this quickly changing environment.

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Finding the Right Shade of Green Building

  1. 1. Build Green NH Judi Farr, GREEN, CGP Build Green NH Council [email_address]
  2. 2. What is Green Building ? Building residential projects to a higher standard of efficiency and healthier building solutions for the world and the human race.
  3. 3. Building Green is Here ! The National Association of Home Builders is bringing green to the mainstream with the NAHB National Green Building Program (NAHB Green) for all home builders and remodelers. Builders and Remodelers can maintain a level of points in each category. Energy Efficiency . Water Efficiency . Air Quality . Lot Design . Recycled/Reusable/Renewable . Maintenance/Operations . Education
  4. 4. What Makes a Home Green? Light-colored shingles reflect solar heat High efficiency HVAC systems Attics and walls are better insulated Siding materials made from Recyclable materials Native vegetation reduces water consumption Tight door seals prevent air leakage
  5. 5. Market Growth Source: Based on surveys conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction between 2006 & 2008, MHC construction activity data and U.S. Department of Census Data * Green home defined as one containing attributes in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water efficiency, resource efficiency and site management. Note: Market value varies based on market size, percent of market remains constant. The Market Shift to Green Green Home* Market Estimate: High Estimate Low Estimate $70 billion $40 billion $20 billion $12 billion $7 billion Percent of green market estimated to more than double between 2005 and 2008 Percent expected to double over next five years 2% of market 6% - 10% of market 12% - 20% of market $ (billions)
  6. 6. <ul><li>Energy efficiency codes used to be driven by economics – added construction costs versus payback in energy savings </li></ul><ul><li>Now, the push for higher levels of energy efficiency is being driven by concerns about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Independence from Foreign Oil </li></ul></ul>What’s Driving the Push for Higher Energy Efficiency
  7. 7. <ul><li>In April 2009, EPA formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare. </li></ul><ul><li>This endangerment finding legally obligates the agency under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide and related greenhouse gas emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Congress is also pursuing bills calling for more stringent energy efficiency codes as a means to reduce greenhouse emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>According to DOE, homes are responsible for about 21% of the energy consumed in the U.S. each year. </li></ul>What’s Driving the Push for Higher Energy Efficiency
  8. 8. <ul><li>American Clean Energy & Security Act – H.R. 2998 </li></ul><ul><li>Often referred to as the Waxman-Markey “Cap & Trade” Bill </li></ul><ul><li>Passed on June 26 by a vote of 219 to 212 </li></ul><ul><li>Would require the following increases in energy efficiency of new homes over 2006 IECC: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% upon enactment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% by Jan 1, 2014 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% every 3 years between 2017 and 2029 when it would reach 75% above the 2006 IECC </li></ul></ul>Energy Efficiency Code Update Legislation Pending in Congress
  9. 9. <ul><li>American Clean Energy & Security Act (continued) </li></ul><ul><li>DOE responsible for developing a national energy efficiency code meeting these targets with 1 year. </li></ul><ul><li>States given 1 year to adopt the national code or one that achieves “equivalent or greater energy savings.” </li></ul><ul><li>DOE given authority to enforce the national code in states that do enforce the code (or equivalent) and issue citations to new homes that are nonconforming. </li></ul>Energy Efficiency Code Update Legislation Pending in Congress The Senate version of this legislation has not been finalized and will likely be less stringent.
  10. 10. <ul><li>American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The “Stimulus Bill” </li></ul><ul><li>Requires states to commit to adopting 2009 IECC in order to receive stimulus funding </li></ul><ul><li>Driving the push for adoption of the 2009 IECC which are significantly higher than the current 2006 codes </li></ul>Energy Efficiency Code Update Legislation Passed By Congress
  11. 11. What is Build Green NH ® ? New Hampshire’s official green building certification program for Residential Builders, Remodelers and Affiliates New Hampshire is the first New England State to become an affiliate of the National Green Building Program. As an affiliate program, Build Green NH   now offers verification and certification services to home builders in New Hampshire, assuring buyers that their homes meet the strict benchmarks established by NAHB National Green Building Standard ™ Gold Silver Bronze
  12. 12. BUILD GREEN NH - Council & Building Industry Professionals Education - The Build Green NH Council provides opportunities for professionals in the Residential building and remodeling industry in New Hampshire to learn about the latest in green building design, technology, and building techniques. Realtors, Appraisers, and Lending Institutions will find our Education program vital in helping homeowners understand “What Shade of Green” they would like their next home be. Membership- Members of the Home Builders Remodels Association NH are entitled to join Build Green NH Council and take advantage of the many benefits offered. Events & Meetings - The Build Green NH Council holds regular informational meetings and events where expert presenters provide updates and education on this rapidly developing field. BUILD GREEN NH Promotes The National Green Building program and various local green building resources to NH builders, remodelers, homebuyers and the general public.
  13. 13. home. Green Building Products and Service A Sustainable Approach to Residential Construction Green Building is more than just a trend in home building - it's the future. Learn more about energy efficiency and the use of green materials and services through the BUILD GREEN NH® and the NAHB Green Building Program.
  14. 14. Homebuyers ABODE Homes in Plymouth was awarded the first Build Green New Hampshire Gold Award for excellence in Green Home Building and Technical Engineering. <ul><li>Benefits of purchasing a Certified Green Home: </li></ul><ul><li>Energy savings increase borrowing power. </li></ul><ul><li>An energy savings home may increase the appraised value of the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Lower operating cost and enhanced durability. </li></ul><ul><li>Less maintenance and maximum operations performance. </li></ul><ul><li>A potentially healthier more eco friendly environment to live within. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Community Builds Green Neighborhood In N.H. Efficient Homes, Shared Resources Help Save Energy Builder: Bruss Construction PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- A housing development in Peterborough is making going green a way of life.                                        
  16. 16. WE DREAM Green ! National Green Building Program Home Builders Remodelers Association.
  17. 17. Build Green NH Program Sponsors
  18. 18. Join our Council Take part and volunteer your time, expertise and professionalism. Council members are needed to network in specific areas that effect and enhance the success of Build Green NH and Green Building throughout NH. Attend Build Green NH events and meetings held throughout NH to become educated to better represent Green Building Standards. Members-reach out to green qualified professionals. Appraisers . Eco Realtors . Energy Efficient Mortgage Companies, Public Officials. Green Building Products and Services, Green Home Builders and Remodelers. Certified Green Building Professionals and others that contribute to Green Building in the State of NH.
  19. 19. UPCOMING EVENTS <ul><li>Fall Education Conference – October 21 st through 23 rd </li></ul><ul><li>The Construction Institute of NH is pleased to announce the curriculum and staff for the Fall Education Conference and Green Symposium.  A great line up of instructors, workshops, seminars and NAHB Designation Courses offered with golden opportunities to expand your business, professional and personal connections while keeping up with the latest in trends and technology in the construction and related fields.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Houses That Work (CINH) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appraising Green Construction and Improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build Green NH Council Meeting – Tuesday, November 10th </li></ul><ul><li>3:00 - 5:00 PM, Manchester, NH </li></ul><ul><li>Green Building & Liability Issues </li></ul>QUESTIONS? Judi Farr, Realtor, GREEN, Certified Green Professional (CGP) Build Green New Hampshire Council, Charter Member Public Relations Liaison – GMHBA (603) 493-6422