The announcement was made at the NAHB
Remodelers' awards presentation on Oct.
is the perfect partner to provide additional support in this critical sector, stated Lindsay Roberts, Greenbuild show director.
Following an unexpected jump last month, builder confidence has essentially leveled out and is holding at a solid level," NAHB
chairman Rick Judson said in a statement.
chief economist David Crowe also predicted a 29 percent increase this year in housing starts, the number of homes where construction has started, which if true would mark the first time since 2007 that starts have topped 1 million units.
The dedication that John has shown to sustainable, environmentally-responsible home building is truly commendable," said Eric Borsting, chair of the NAHB
Green Building Subcommittee.
The awards will be presented at a gala dinner during the NAHB
National Green Building Conference, May 8-10 in Dallas.
The index gauging sales expectations in the next six months held firm in November from the previous month, at its record low of 19, according to NAHB
Chairman Sandy Dunn.
As part of the process required by ANSI, NAHB
and the International Code Council gathered a fully inclusive and representative consensus committee composed of a broad spectrum of builders, architects, product manufacturers, regulators and environmental experts.
created the HCCP designation in 1998 to recognize the specialized skills and expertise needed to own and manage affordable housing under the auspices of the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.
describes the program as akin to "SimCity," and adds that the building simulation program uses home building to teach key concepts in middle and high school math, science, civics, technology and language arts.
Graduation ceremonies for NAHB
professional designations take place at the end of the calendar year and are recognized at special receptions during NAHB
's International Builders' Show (IBS) in late January.
Dan Cautley, an NAHB
Research Center engineer, says a prime suspect is the increased use of candles and other indoor combustible materials including incense, potpourri and oil lamps.