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									                                        4th Issue of April 2008




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Bruckal Redevelopments Group Announces Groundbreaking of The Victor
The first phase of construction of the Victor commenced this week as excavators arrived on the
urban infill lot at the corner of 15th Street and Highland Avenue in the Biltmore area of Central
Phoenix.
http://www.ultimatenewhomes.com/unhems/2008/PR/bruckal4-14.htm

Nation’s Building News, Week of April 21st - Completion of National Green Building
Standard Nears
The National Green Building Standard moved closer to becoming the national standard for green
building last week when it was submitted to the American National Standards Institute.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-04-21/Green%2BBuilding/index.html

Big Builder Online, April 17 - Beazer Unveils Green Initiative
Executives at Beazer Homes unveiled today a nationwide program that sets a new environmental
standard for the homes its builds. Under the new eSmart program, every Beazer new-home start
will include a handful of environmentally conscious home products as standard items.
http://bigbuilderonline.com/industry-news.asp?sectionID=363&articleID=690344

APS Energy Star Homes Program, Week of April 14th - 2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the
Year Award!
It gives us great pleasure to share this news with you – the APS ENERGY STAR® Homes
Program has been awarded the 2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award! This coveted
award is earned by programs that excel at delivering the national EPA/DOE ENERGY STAR
program. Less than 1% of all ENERGY STAR partners nationwide are honored with this award.
http://www.ultimatenewhomes.com/unhems/2008/Apr8/008-4-3/energy-star-008-4-3.htm

Nation’s Building News, Week of April 14th - Attend the Green Building Conference in New
Orleans
Record attendance is expected at the 10th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in
New Orleans on May 11-13. The conference features cutting-edge education sessions, tours and
presentations on the latest advancements and trends in sustainable home building as well as the
10th Annual National Green Building Awards honoring the best in green building.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-04-14/Green%2BBuilding/index.html

Nation’s Building News, Week of April 7th - Record Crowd Expected at New Orleans Green
Conference
Record attendance is expected at the 10th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in
New Orleans on May 10-13. The conference features cutting-edge education sessions, tours and
presentations on the latest advancements and trends in sustainable home building as well as the
10th Annual National Green Building Awards honoring the best in green building.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-04-07/Green%2BBuilding/index.html
Nation’s Building News, Week of March 31st - PATH Adds Green Roofs to Its Technology
Inventory
The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) recently announced that it has
added green roofs to its Technology Inventory. The PATH Technology Inventory lists more
than 180 technologies — including many green housing strategies from advanced framing
techniques to white LED lighting — that demonstrate great potential for improved housing
performance, but have not been widely accepted. The inventory focuses on a range of
technologies — from new materials, components and systems to complete houses.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-03-31/Research/index.html

Realty Times, March 17 - Wild, Wild West: San Jose's Solar Home Sales Sizzle
Apparently silicon on rooftops is just as hot as silicon found in all the computer components
manufactured at the nation's ground zero for technology research and development.
http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20080317_wildwildwest.htm

Nation’s Building News, Week of March 10th - IRS Announces Rule Changes for Energy Tax
Credit
In response to suggestions by NAHB, the IRS has announced plans to publish new guidance
updating the regulatory rules for the energy-efficient home tax credit program (Section 45L).
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-03-10/Green%2BBuilding/index.html

Ahwatukee Hills News, March 7 – STAFF PERSPECTIVE: A solar panel on every roof!
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that Arizona could, and should, be at the forefront
when it comes to solar power.
http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/solar_2520___article.html/power_panels.html

Realty Times, March 3 - NAHB National Green Building Program Open for Business
If you are one of the record numbers of Americans voting in the 2008 presidential primaries and
caucuses across the country, you have, no doubt, heard about our souring economy for the low-
and middle-classes. More troubling, is Washington's inability to capitalize on American
ingenuity and create new systems, processes and infrastructures that feature less consumption
and more 'green.' The National Association of Home Builders is doing its share and then some in
taking the lead toward a 'green' America. At the International Builders' Show in Orlando, the
NAHB announced its National Green Building Program, an education, verification and
certification program that will allow builders anywhere to build green homes.
http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20080303_nahbgreen.htm

Nation’s Building News, Week of March 3rd - Green Building Demand Holds Strong in Weak
Market
While the overall housing sector is experiencing a downturn, the green building market continues
to thrive, according to panelists speaking at an International Builders’ Show press conference last
month in Orlando.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-03-03/Green%2BBuilding/index.html

Nation’s Building News, Week of February 25th - Sec. Bodman Calls for More Energy-
Efficient Homes
Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman arrived at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando on
Feb. 14 to challenge the nation’s home builders to build 220,000 new high-performance homes
by 2012.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-02-25/Green%2BBuilding/index.html

Nation’s Building News, Week of February 25th - Designation for Green Building
Professionals Debuts at IBS
The new Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation that teaches builders, remodelers and
other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes
without driving up the cost of construction debuted on ―Green Day,‖ Feb. 14, at the International
Builders’ Show in Orlando.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-02-25/Green%2BBuilding/2.html

Nation’s Building News, Week of January 21st - Green Mandate an Obstacle to HOPE VI
Support
While NAHB has long supported the HOPE VI program, a unique initiative that has contributed
to the revitalization of some of the most difficult public housing neighborhoods in the nation, the
association ultimately opposed the bill because it would mandate green building requirements
through the Green Communities program and the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-01-21/Politics+&+Government/index.html

The Arizona Republic, January 16 - Townhomes to go all-solar
Catalyst Communities founder Chad Gifford is gambling. He's willing to bet there are 36 home
buyers in central Phoenix that are so frugal with their electricity that he'll pay their utility bills if
they buy his solar-powered town houses.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/0116biz-
savingenergy0116home.html
Nation’s Building News, Week of January 14 - NAHB Certified Green Designation Coming
Soon
A new professional designation program from NAHB will soon provide home buyers with
additional assurance that the builder or remodeler they’ve chosen is authentically ―green.‖
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-01-14/Green+Building/index.html
Nation’s Building News, Week of January 14 - Plantation-Style New American Home Puts
Accent on Green
The New American Home (TNAH) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary when it opens its
doors to attendees at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando next month, once again
displaying innovative building materials, cutting-edge design and the latest construction
techniques to provide home builders with inspiration for energy-efficient, durable and stylish
homes.
http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2008-01-14/Front+Page/index.html


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