WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting entries for the 2008 NAHB National Green Building Awards. The awards recognize individuals, companies and organizations for excellence in residential green design and construction practices, and for green building program and advocacy efforts.

Award categories include Green Building Program of the Year; Green Advocate of the Year; Outstanding Green Marketing Program; and Green Project of the Year, which will be awarded in the Single-Family, Multifamily, Development and Remodeling categories. All award applications are available online, but entries must be submitted by mail. Applications are due Jan. 30, 2008, and all entrants must be NAHB members.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner as part of the 10th anniversary of the NAHB National Green Building Conference in New Orleans, May 11-13, 2008.

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