Evergreen Remodeling Owner Receives Green Certification

Fort Wayne, Indiana (PressExposure) March 12, 2009 -- Sam Eagleson, owner and president of Evergreen Remodeling, Inc., a licensed, Fort Wayne-based residential and commercial remodeling firm, has earned the CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL (CGP) designation from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as part of the organization’s National Green Building Program.

The initiative is designed to help NAHB members develop and promote sustainable, environmentally friendly building and remodeling practices through intensive training and continuing education. Eagleson successfully completed the program’s required 24 credit hours of NAHB approved training to earn the CGP designation and is now among a growing list of certified green professional contractors.

By design, the CGP designation is awarded only to individuals and does not apply to companies, specific homes, or projects. Individuals who complete the “Green Building for Building Professionals” two-day course and commit to the biennial continuing education requirements are recognized as having a high degree of professional competence and commitment to incorporating green-building principles into construction, remodeling, and retrofitting.

“When I started this company, being a ‘green remodeler’ was the most important factor for our business model and even in the naming of our business,” explains Eagleson, president and owner of Evergreen Remodeling. “Our goal continues to be an environmentally aware company and to help our customers make the smart choices in design and materials that can help them save money and the environment at the same time. We believe in this effort — it’s good for all of us. It’s good to be green.”

In a statement issued by the NAHB regarding energy efficiency, “remodeling and retrofitting the nation’s older homes is by far the more efficient solution” as compared to the most aggressive efficiency goals for new homes. Since 1998, the NAHB has created multiple study groups and guidelines to address “green” design and greater efficiency and conservation of resources, energy, and water as related to occupancy comfort, indoor environmental quality, and operation, maintenance and homeowner education.

Additionally, in 2007, the NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC) partnered to form a national consensus committee to establish nationally-recognized standards for green building. In early 2009, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the National Green Building Standard for all residential construction including remodeling. The standard provides a third-party rating system for residential green project certification at four levels based on a point system: bronze, silver, gold, and emerald. Points are awarded for lot design, preparation, and development; resource efficiency; energy efficiency; water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and operation maintenance and building owner education. This provides remodelers with the ability to choose the certification level appropriate for their market and their customers.

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Press Release Submitted On: May 28, 2009 at 11:26 am
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