Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tom McHaffie awarded Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation

Indianapolis, April 28, 2009 – Tom McHaffie, of Thomas R. McHaffie and Company, Inc., recently became one of the select group of professional builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals nationwide who completed the course work required to earn the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation. CGP graduates have knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes.

The CGP program is administered by the Indiana Builders Association (IBA) Housing University in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing.

In three days of course work, the CGP curriculum incorporates a variety of information tailored to green building and business practices. The CGP curriculum incorporates training by leading building industry practitioners and academics on a range of topics, including strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction, and how green homes provide buyers with lower maintenance and good indoor air quality. Techniques are also discussed for competitively differentiating your home products with increased indoor environmental quality as well as energy and resource efficiency.

CGP program graduates are required to maintain their designation by completing 12 hours of continuing education every 3 years a portion of which pertain to green building activities.

The Indiana Builders Association is a statewide trade organization representing Indiana’s home building, remodeling and light commercial construction industry. Established in 1952, the IBA has over 5,000 members in 31 local affiliate organizations. IBA and its affiliates are associated with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.