The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting submissions for its 2013 NAHBGreen Awards. Each year, NAHB recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for excellence in residential green design and construction practices and for green building program and advocacy efforts.
This year, the award winners will be revealed to an even wider audience than in past years, with the awards being announced on Jan. 23 in conjunction with the 2013 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
"The NAHBGreen Awards showcase the best and most innovative work in green," said NAHB chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. "This is an excellent opportunity for industry professionals to be recognized for their hard work."
The awards are open to both NAHB members and non-NAHB members. To be eligible for the Green Project of the Year categories, projects must have been started no earlier than January 2010 and substantially completed by December 2012.
Categories include Project of the Year-Single Family, Project of the Year-Multifamily, Project of the Year-Remodel, Project of the Year-Site Development and Advocate of the Year.
All homes and developments must be scored to the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard, to ensure fair comparisons for judging purposes. This can be done by using the online Green Scoring Tool at nahbgreen.org.
All entries must be received by Oct. 18, 2012. Application fees are $250 for Project of the Year categories and $150 for the Advocate of the Year award.