nahb: Growing a Greener Mississippi - 01/31/09 02:42 AM
As co-chairman and on behalf of the entire Building Green Works Committee at the Home Builders Association of Jackson I’d like to thank Mississippi Home Corp for their efforts in promoting affordable resource efficient housing in Mississippi. Our HBAJ Green Committee includes builders, associate members, utility companies and government agencies. We’re proud to have them serve on our committee.As a certified NAHB Verifier I believe this contest will not only promote energy efficient construction, but will offer Mississippi residences affordable homes that help them save water, live more comfortably in cleaner air, save money through lower maintenance cost and will encourage … (0 comments)

nahb: Green Building Contest is Growing a Greener Mississippi - 01/24/09 01:00 PM
At 11:00 a.m. on January 29th, 2009 at the Beau Rivage Conference Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation will announce the "Growing a Greener Mississippi" green building competition designed to spur affordable green building throughout the Magnolia State.The first of it's kind in the nation, the contest is based on the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Guidelines. The NAHB Green Program is a third party verified system designed to help builders construct healthier and more cost efficient housing nation wide. The program is a points based system offering homes in three categories, Bronze, Silver and Gold.As the first … (1 comments)

nahb: Does Your Job Rely on the Housing Industry? We Should Fix Housing First!! - 12/24/08 11:38 PM

nahb: CGP - Certified Green Professional Course - Ridgeland, MS - 11/28/08 11:59 PM
Mark your calendar for February 17, 2009. The Jackson Association of Home Builders is offering a Certified Green Professional - CGP course for home builders. The designation requires 24 hours of NAHB-approved training, and additional continuing education every two years. Subjects covered in training discuss how green homes provide buyers with lower energy costs and higher value, and will include strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction.When: 2/17/2009 - 2/18/20098:30AM - 4:30PMWhere: Ridgeland , MSHBA of Jackson195 Charmant DriveOther Locations & Times: View AllNAHB Member Fee: $275Non-member Fee: $350Contact Information:Spence TribbleHBA of Jackson195 Charmant … (0 comments)

nahb: Turning Green Building into Green Living - 11/20/08 09:17 PM
There are more important reasons to living in a energy efficient environment than saving money. Unfortunately, we’re mostly motivated by the dollar. So, as green building educators, when we talk about going green it would be smart to focus on showing how building smart can help you save through homeowner education, awareness and participation. The challenge will lie, like it so often does, in change.
Change is hard and more than not, comes slowly. Building or buying green and saving money is in the hands of the homeowner. As we construct new and improved features, designs and components in our homes, … (2 comments)

nahb: Continuing Ed Class - NAHB Green Building Guidelines - 11/18/08 09:48 PM
The Building Green Works Committee of the Jackson Association of Home Builders in Ridgeland, MS held a continuing education class on Green Building. Dale Koelher from Purdue University was the guest speaker.
Moisture is no doubt a primary concern to builders and home owners.To help understand the principles of moisture control, you need to understand the basics of how moisture can move through your home.
Moisture or water vapor moves in and out of a home in three ways:
With air currents By diffusion through materials By heat transfer. Of these three, air movement accounts for more than 98% … (0 comments)

nahb: Jackson, MS Home Energy Workshop - 11/16/08 12:52 AM
Last Saturday morning I learned how cross flow ventilation can help you save money. The Energy Division of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hinds & Madison Counties presented a home energy workshop at the AG Museum in Jackson, MS.
Michael Berk with Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture was the featured speaker. He shared his knowledge of energy efficient construction and principals of design that take advantage of solar energy. The audience learned how a building’s components work together naturally to heat and cool itself and how that landscape and site choice can … (0 comments)

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