WASHINGTON – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced a milestone in its Certified Green Professional (CGP) education program as the number of industry leaders who had achieved their CGP designation grew to 1,500.

Ralph Pagnucco Jr., a builder and remodeler in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is the 1,500th designee, announced Ray Tonjes, chair of the NAHB’s Green Building Subcommittee.

The CGP designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who understand how to incorporate green building principles into homes and provide green-building expertise for consumers.

To qualify for the individual designation, applicants must complete 24 hours of green building and business management instruction, have two years’ industry experience, commit to continuing education requirements and sign the CGP code of ethics.

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