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2/27/09 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
GBCT's own Pete Fusaro is honored as builder of the year read more....
"Fusaro reflects on lifetime of learning, craftsmanship"
Peter Fusaro went into the construction business as a 15-year-old Good Samaritan, helping out a neighbor’s father, a builder who was putting an addition on his house. From there he was hooked. “I always loved working with my hands and being outdoors,” Mr. Fusaro said.......
1/17/09 "GBCT and Westchester Magazines Dream Home 2009"
The spectacular house that Murphy Brothers Contracting is building in idyllic Armonk is well on its way to becoming Westchester Magazine's DreamHome 2009. The home will feature the latest interior and exterior amenities, upscale home furnishings, top-of-the-line appliances, and lavish fixtures.
11/18/08 "Builders to Teach Green"
Connecticut Post Staff Writter ROB VARNON
Program offers classes as demand grows from customers The Home Builders Association of Connecticut has caught green fever.
8/13/2008 "GBCT Laying the Blueprint for Green Houses"
Check us out in the local Greenwich Times & Stamford Advocate....
5/5/08 "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Michael P. Fusaro Awarded Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation"
Greenwich, CT May 5 2008—Michael Fusaro, of Green Built Connecticut recently became one of the select group of professional builders, remodelers, and other industry
professionals nationwide who have earned the Certified Green Professional (CGP)
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2/23/09 "Which certification is best for your green building?"
Green building certification, which can boost the value and public presence of a project, is becoming increasingly popular. But with so many certification options available,......
12/2/08 "New Residential Green Building Web Site"
BuildingGreen, LLC, announces a new online information resource on residential green building and remodeling. GreenBuildingAdvisor.com......
11/23/08 "November 2008 was a busy month for green building"
November 2008 was a busy month for green building. The HBRA of Fairfield's November 12 meeting included a panel of experts on Green Building. The event, presented by the HBRA's Remodeler's Council was attended by more than 100 members
11/19/08 "Green Building Methods Will Last"
Connecticiut Post Staff: Along with nearly every other sector, demand in the building trade is down recently because of the struggling economy. But there is positive news in that arena, and hope for brighter days ahead.
11/3/2008 "CT Clean Energy Options"
CTCleanEnergyOptions is a Department of Public Utilities Control (DPUC) approved program that allows any CL&P or UI customer the opportunity to support clean energy made from approved renewable resources such as wind and small hydro.
11/3/2008 "Congress Extends Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives"
On Oct. 3, 2008, the President signed into law legislation to extend many of the Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives that were first enacted in 2005 but expired at the end of 2007 or were scheduled to expire at the end of 2008.
9/2/2008 "The Greener Good"
After an EF-5 tornado ripped through Greensburg, Kan., in May 2007, destroying more than 900 homes along with the majority of its civic buildings, schools, and infrastructure, the town’s leaders and citizens resolved to do something remarkable.
8/18/2008 "Ranks of Certified Green Professional Now Top 1,000"
More than 1,000 builders, remodelers and other members of the home building industry have earned the Certified Green Professional (CGP) educational designation since it was introduced early this year by NAHB.
8/5/2008 "Home Buyers Increasingly Thinking and Buying Green"
Lower energy costs, healthier living and improved indoor and outdoor environments are increasingly demanded by and available to home buyers at all income levels, according to
7/28/2008 "Momentum Grows for NAHB Green Building Program"
Introduced during Green Day at the 2008 International Builders’ Show, the NAHB National Green Building Program is continuing to gain strength as it enters its sixth month of operation.
7/14/2008 "Barking Up the Wrong Green Tree?"
Builders are the facilitators, the managers, the directors, but rarely do they actually swing the hammers and hang the drywall. So if we really want to build better homes, maybe we should spend more time providing resources and encouragement to the folks who put the sticks and bricks together.
6/18/2008 "National Green Building Standard Submitted to ANSI for Certification"
The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) (http://www.nahbrc.org/technical/standards/greenbuilding.aspx) a joint effort of the National Multi-Housing Council, National Association of Home Builders, and the International Code Council, recently submitted the second draft of the NGBS to ANSI for acceptance as a standard for green home building construction practices.
6/10/2008 "Builders Offer Congress Recommendations On Making Affordable Housing Green"
“Because federal housing programs are such a critical component of the nation’s housing system, NAHB believes that it is important to ensure that the incorporation of sustainable building practices for these programs is accomplished in a thoughtful and practical manner,” said Howard. “Also, it is important to maintain a balance between the goals of affordable housing development and maximizing energy efficiency.”
2/15/2008 "New Green Standard Great News For Home Buyers And Builders, NAHB Says"
The new National Green Building Standard will maintain the flexibility of green building practices while providing a common national benchmark for builders, remodelers and developers – another big step for the green building movement, said panelists today at a news conference during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.
2/14/2008 "NAHB National Green Building Program Open For Business"