National Association of Home Builders Announce 2006 Green Building Awards

National Association of Home Builders Announce 2006 Green Building Awards

Green building pioneer Ron Jones of Santa Fe, N.M., was named Builder Advocate of the Year at the 2006 National Green Building Awards Gala on March 12. The awards were presented during the National Association of Home Builders' 8th Annual National Green Building Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

"Ron served as charter chairman of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee and has worked tirelessly ever since to help bring green building into the mainstream," said NAHB Green Building Subcommittee chairman Ray Tonjes, a custom home builder in Austin, Texas.

Other awards announced on Sunday included:
  • Bill Asdal of Asdal Builders, Chester, N.J., the Remodeler Advocate of the Year

  • Jennifer Languell of Trifect Construction Solutions in Naples, Fla., the Individual Advocate of the Year

  • The Sustainable Building Industry Council of Washington, D.C., the Group Advocate of the Year

  • Pardee Homes of Los Angeles, the Production Home Builder of the Year

  • SunTerra Homes of Bend, Ore., the Custom Home Builder of the Year

  • Yavapai College in Chino Valley, Ariz., for its Research House

  • Anderson Sargent Custom Builder, LLC of Waxahachie, Texas, for its Single-Family Concept House

  • Seville Consulting of Decatur, Ga., for the Remodeled Home of the Year

  • Hickok Cole Architects of Washington, D.C., for the Multifamily Home Design of the Year

  • Lakewood Ranch Communities, LLC, of Bradenton, Fla., for the Green Homes Marketing Program of the Year

  • The Wisconsin Environmental Initiative and its Green Built Homes, named Program of the Year
“As consumers show greater interest in homes that employ energy efficiency, resource conservation and sustainable building, these experts help expand green building from a niche market by giving prominence to housing affordability,” Tonjes said. “What our winners bring to traditional construction is a better knowledge of green building science so that all home builders and home buyers can benefit.”