Home Builders Association Brings First Green Built Parade of Homes™ to North Texas

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Home Builders Association Brings First Green Built Parade of Homes to North Texas

‘Green’ Event Runs September 22 – October 7

DALLAS – August 7, 2007-- The Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas (HBA Dallas), one of the largest local home builders association in Texas, today announced that it will be hosting a Green Built Parade of Homes event – the first of its kind in North Texas. The Green Built Parade of Homes will consist of resource-efficient, ‘green’ homes, showcasing the construction guidelines set forth by the HBA's Green Built North Texas program. These guidelines address strategies for improving energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor air quality, material usage, site management, waste recycling and homeowner education.

The Green Built Parade will be an open house event, where area builders present the very latest ‘green’ innovations and building technologies directly to the public. Additionally, each home will feature state-of-the-art amenities and luxurious decor. The Parade will be held at the Forest Hills subdivision in the town of Crossroads, Texas. Opening Saturday, Sept. 22 and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 7, the Green Built Parade will be open Tuesday through Sunday. Event hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Green Built Parade of Homes benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of North Texas and HomeAid/Home Builders Care. Discount tickets will be available at Tom Thumb stores throughout the metroplex.

"The Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas is very proud and excited to bring this first of its kind event to North Texas," said Bob Morris (CAPS), executive vice president of HBA Dallas. "Since there is an ever-growing interest and demand from homebuyers for environmentally-preferable products and services, our Green Built Parade will give visitors a first-hand look of what can be done in residential homes to ‘green’ them up."

Although homes built today are 100 percent more energy-efficient than those built during the 1970s, green building historically has been the province niche builders who cater to a limited clientele. Now all homebuyers are able to purchase a resource efficient, high-performance home tailored specifically for the area’s climate, humidity and other factors since the HBA established the Green Built North Texas program.

“We’re bringing green building into mainstream home construction,” added Mike Land (CGA, CGB, CAPS), Green Built Parade Committee Chairman. “Builders can do a tremendous amount to make homes more environmentally friendly, without pricing them out of the reach of the average homebuyer. This Green Built Parade aims to educate builders and consumers about building green – be it with new homes or homes already built.”

The Green Built Parade will bring to focus various practices in the home building process that lead to designing and building a ‘green’ home, including:

Energy Efficiency
Water Efficiency
Indoor Air Quality
Site Management and Waste Recycling

The Green Built Parade of Homes will feature homes from Beaver Builders; Cashion Custom Homes; Derecor Homes; Flagstone Custom Homes; Scarlett Custom Homes, Inc.; Silver Oak Custom Homes; and John Spencer Custom Homes.

For more information about the Green Built Parade of Homes or the Green Built North Texas Council, visit www.dallasbuilders.com .

About the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas

The Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas ( www.dallasbuilders.com ) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting new home ownership, industry advancements and community good works. The HBA is one of the largest local home builders association in Texas, covering a seven-county area of some 5,500 square miles with a population of more than 3 million. Its membership includes more than 850 builders, developers and remodelers and approximately 1,250 associates – suppliers, vendors and associated businesses and services.

About the Green Built North Texas Council

Green Built North Texas is a voluntary partnership of local home builders, industry supporters, and sponsors committed to creating awareness and interest in the construction of higher-performance, lower-impact residential homes in North Central Texas. The program establishes elements of housing construction that HBA members have deemed essential in order to carry a “green built” label. Homes certified into the program conform to high standards of site management and waste recycling, water efficiency, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, materials, and homeowner education.

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Comments (1)

Philip Hulme
ValueYourNetwork.com - Kansas City, MO
ValueYourNetwork.com
Looks like an awesome event and very timely with today's GREEN movement.
Sep 13, 2007 07:18 AM