Highlights from HBAGC
Chief Executive Officer
Our Regional Green Committee met for the first time last Friday. Members of the committee include: Jacob Kaufman of Belgravia Group, Jerry Conrad of Cambridge Homes, Jennifer Margenthaler of Kennedy Homes, John Sorenson of U.S. Shelter, Craig Stempowski of Pulte Homes, Scott Sevon of Sevvonco, Inc., and Paul Rogner of ParCraft, Ltd. The committee appointed Scott Sevon and Jerry Conrad Co-Chairs. We were joined by Bob Jones, Vice President/Secretary of NAHB and head of the “green initiative” at NAHB as well as Emily English from the Energy & Green Building Department of NAHB. Bob shared NAHB’s green home building mission and program direction with the members. Emily offered insight on the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program as well as the state of the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines (available at www.nahb.org), a voluntary flexible program. The guidelines are now used by 20 HBAs in the country. The NAHB Research Center will be providing support and resources for the program. A special thank you to both of them for flying out to join us.
The next meeting of the Regional Green Committee will be Tuesday, September 25th at a location to be determined. In the meantime, if you would like to sign up for the NAHB Green Building E-newsletter to receive up to date green building program information from NAHB, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Member Benefit of the week
The National Association of Home Builders 2008 International Builders Show® will be held February 13-16, 2008 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida featuring over 1,600 exhibitors displaying the latest in home & building products & more than 200 educational programs covering issues ranging from housing & the economy & home financing to cutting-edge design, innovative technologies & trends.
HBAGC/NAHB members can save $75 on a full registration by registering before October 26th. Also, you must register by October 26th to insure you can request a room in our assigned hotel, which is the JW Marriott.
Attainable Housing Alliance
Is there an issue impeding your development? If so, chances are that it also affects others in the home building industry. Contact the Attainable Housing Alliance at 630-932-2304 and let us help you be part of the solution. Visit us on the web at www.ahabuilder.com.
Join HomeAid Chicago and the HBAGC North Central Chapter October 13th for the 2nd Annual Run for Cover, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, at Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village, IL. $25 per adult; $10 per child for advance registration. Visit www.runforcover5k.com for complete details. 9 a.m. start time.