Why hire someone with an NAHB designation? They’re committed to education; they must complete a series of relevant courses covering topics such as building technology, project management, energy efficiency and safety to increase their industry knowledge. In addition to these required courses, they stay current by investing in continuing education to keep abreast of the latest building techniques and emerging industry trends — and to maintain their active designations!
Eddie Yandle, of Executive Construction is now one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Green Professional (CGP) educational designation, identifying him as an Owner/Homebuilder with the skills and the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into new home and remodeling projects.
Yandle, who has owned Executive Construction since 1989 says “Designing a home that offers value and distinction has been my goal for over 13 years. Executive Construction offers more features and useable space in the Columbia, SC area without compromising quality. My customer’s lifestyle and budget is always the main focus when we design our homes. By obtaining this designation I have learned how to offer my homebuyers even more value to their biggest lifetime investment.”
The NAHB Certified Green Professional (CGP)™ designation is a reliable way to identify builders, remodelers, manufacturers and other members of our industry who are committed to making your home green.
CGPs understand that combining good, cost-effective building science with the right products and materials can help create a home that’s healthier and more efficient—while being kind to the environment.
By incorporating the National Green Building Standard into the curriculum, CGPs are trained to incorporate energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects. If they are building a new home, they understand how to preserve the natural contours and water quality on the lot or site.
“I look forward to helping home owners and home buyers in the Columbia, SC area create green, sustainable homes built to save resources as well as utility costs,” said Eddie Yandle. For additional information about NAHB’s green programs, visit www.nahbgreen. For more information about Executive Construction, visit http://www.echouses.com or call 803-748-1234.
And because operating and maintaining a home correctly is the only way to make sure it “lives green,” the CGP is your resource for home owner education – from helping you choose the right products to advising you on how to ensure everything works the way it is designed. Your CGP can explain the hows and whys of green building and help you decide the aspects that are appropriate for your project.
CGPs must successfully complete 18 hours of classroom instruction and have at least two years of building industry experience before they earn their designation. They also are required to adhere to the CGP Code of Ethics and complete 12 hours of building industry- and green-related continuing education every three years.
The Next Step: Certification
Armed with their mastery of the National Green Building Standard, many CGP remodelers and builders encourage home owners to take the next step: home certification.
The Home Innovation Research Labs can provide you with assurance that your home was built or remodeled in compliance with the Standard: a nationally approved benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green homes. This independent, third-party National Green Building Certification of new homes, additions, and renovations includes two home inspections by a trained verifier to ensure compliance to the Standard.
Find a CGP … and see how green your home can be!