WASHINGTON – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced it will launch the NAHB National Green Building Program Feb. 14 at the 2008 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando. The program launch will be the highlight of a day of green-themed activities at the convention.

The national initiative will link dozens of successful state and local green building programs with a universal online certification tool, national registry of green homes and green builders, and a variety of educational tools and resources for home builders and home buyers.

“We are bringing green building into the mainstream,” said NAHB President, Brian Catalde, a homebuilder in Southern California. “The NAHB National Green Building Program isn’t a new way to build green. However, it’s a low-cost administrative and certification system that will help keep green affordable – and that’s the key to market acceptance.”

In addition to the national program, NAHB’s Certified Green Professional designation will debut at the 2008 show, as well as enhanced educational offerings for green builders, developers and remodelers.

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