July 24th, 2009 1:03 PM by Sandy Scallan
Coming soon ---
Green Building Project in south Louisiana (part of the CRBA (Capital Region Builders Association - Green Building Council)
What's Happening at CRBA
Green Building Program
By: Roy Domangue, CGP, CGB
Green Building Committee Chairman
Recently the Green Building Committee
officially became the CRBA Green
Building Council under the NAHB Green
Building Standards. The mission is to
help others attain and implement a higher
standard of performance in building or
remodeling. Some of the goals that were
set for our program are:
1. To learn how green is defined
2. To build a transportable building that
shares the message of building green.
The building can be used at the Habitat
Show, General Membership Meetings,
Remodelers Council Meetings, LSU
game day events, Earth Day, and any
other time where interested folks want to
3. We are preparing to build three
homes in Ascension Parish. Each home
will be built to one of the three levels of
Green per the NAHB Green Building
Standard. Value driven performance is
the key in selecting the products used to
attain the points needed for each level.
Once built, the homes will be used as
“Field Classrooms” for twelve months for
builders, remodelers, architects, designers,
realtors, mortgage lenders, & appraisers
to view the homes and see how the
products were used to meet the standard.
The Green Building Council will keep
you abreast of the latest changes the Feds
are pushing to increase energy efficiency
in new and existing homes.
We strongly encourage active participation
from all of our members, especially
Remodelers. The volume of work to be
done on existing homes is so much more
than on new. There are many programs
to encourage the expense to get a tax
credit in exchange.
Want to learn more?
watch my website for more details!!!!