WASHINGTON, DC — There are now more than 4,000 Certified Green Professionals (CGP), reinforcing the growing popularity of green building and training initiatives, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced today.

The NAHB Research Center, which administers the National Green Building Certification program for new homes, developments and remodeling projects, also is reporting solid growth. More than 350 homes have been certified and there are 4,500 projects in the certification pipeline, the organization said.

“When the housing market returns, it will be accompanied by increased demand for green and energy-efficient new homes and remodeling projects,” said Joe Robson, NAHB chairman. “Our members want to ensure they are ready to meet the demand, and that’s why so many are beginning to score and certify their projects or studying and taking classes to obtain their CGP designation.”

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