The NAHB’s National Green Building Conference, being held in Raleigh, N.C., May 16-18, will include a full slate of educational sessions covering topics important to residential green builders, as well as special events and networking opportunities. Visit the association’s conference site for full details and registration. In addition to the workshops outlined below, pros can participate in intensive, all-day pre-conference sessions May 13-15, covering business management and advanced green building topics. Click here for more information.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Green Homes Tour

4 p.m.
Keynote Address

5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens, Welcome Reception

9 a.m. Workshops
Set Yourself Apart: Get Certified to the Standard
Water Efficiency, Reclamation, Reuse and Management
The Economics of Green Homes and Green Homebuilding
House Characterization: Assessing Opportunities for Energy Leaks/Improvements
Not So Big Goes Mainstream

10:45 a.m. Workshops
Green Home Renovations
A Model Residential Green Building Financial Incentive Program
The Latest in Appraising and Lending on Green Buildings

1 p.m. Workshops
Maximizing the Value of Your Verification
Green Renovation & Addition: A Case Study
Performing as Designed? Real-World Analysis of Occupied High Performance Homes
Energy Star Qualified Homes: 2011 Specifications

3:15 p.m. Workshops
Keeping Them Honest: The Truth Behind Green Product Claims
Selecting the Most Cost-Effective Green Practices
The High Performance Energy Remodel
10 Ways to Market and Sell High Performing homes

4:30 p.m. Workshops
Quality Management for High Performance Homes
10 Essentials for Marketing to the New Green Consumer
Sustainable Development Model that Works
Making the (Green) Elephant Jump: A Large Builder Going Green

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
National Green Building Awards Dinner

10:15 a.m. Workshops
Builders Challenge: Your Path to a Distinct Competitive Advantage
From the Never-Green to the Ever-Greens and Everyone in Between
Greening Your Multifamily Projects
Water Conservation: A Balance of Technology and Behavior

Noon Workshops
Adding Green to Your Home Owners Manual
Market Value Studies on Certified Residential Properties
Factory Built Green: Make the Right Choice for Your Project
Green Product Labels: Noteworthy or Nugatory