In addition to a traditional slate of workshops covering all aspects of residential green building (see descriptions here), this year’s NAHB National Green Building Conference will include a “Greentensive” educational track geared toward experienced green builders. This five-part series, being held Monday, May 17, will delve deeper into the core principles of green building—energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, resource efficiency, and lot design, preparation, and development—while offering participants more extensive opportunities to network with other green building veterans.
During each Greentensive session, an expert in the topic area will lead attendees through a guided discussion of some of sustainability’s more challenging concerns and questions. Attendees will participate in small- and large-group discussions to devise solutions and share ideas.
“The conference theme is 'Diverse Perspectives, Shared Progress,' so these sessions are created to take that idea to the next level, to allow the builders to come in and bounce ideas off of each other,” explains Chad Riedy, program manager for green building technologies at the NAHB. “These sessions are really geared to allow the participants a structured way to learn from each other with an expert in the area there to oversee the conversation.”
The schedule for the Greentensive sessions coincides with the conference’s traditional workshop lineup. Participants can sit in on all or some of the Greentensive sessions depending on the topic and on their interest in the other programs being held simultaneously.
For information on and registration for the conference, running May 16-18, click here.