CINCINNATI, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Builder(R) Media (GBM), a
leading provider of information about green building and sustainable
development will aim to define the somewhat ubiquitous term 'green' as it
relates to building related products and practices.
Beginning in November, Green Builder Media will launch Green Builder
College(TM), a robust online educational platform that will certify
building professionals as 'Green Builders'. The program teaches building
professionals how to incorporate sustainable systems and practices into
their projects, leading to the development of more environmentally
Through a partnership with the NAHB Research Center, GBM has launched
the 'Defining Green VISION House' program, a comprehensive market research
and laboratory testing project to generate groundbreaking information about
green building, including builder and consumer purchasing patters and
expectations for the future. Through this project, GBM will develop a
template that will shape the future of residential construction.
"We are extremely excited to help define the concept of green
building," said Sara Gutterman, CEO of Green Builder Media. "We have a
unique opportunity to change the way building professionals and home owners
view residential construction and how they can have a positive impact on
Green Builder Media's founding partner and editorial director Ron Jones
is currently serving as Chairman of the Consensus Committee that is taking
the NAHB's Model Green Home Building Guidelines through the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) process for national certification.
Also partnering with ANSI on the initiative is the International Codes
Council (ICC). The Consensus Committee will bring uniformity and standard
practices to the way residential homes are constructed in the U.S. and
"There is a considerable amount of confusion as local municipalities
and cities try to establish codes and standards for green building," Jones
said. "Our work on this council will contribute to a national green
building standard that cities around the country can follow."
GBM also illustrates the concepts of green building via its VISION
House Series with demonstration homes in Albuquerque and St. Louis and
additional homes under construction in New Orleans and Orlando.
GBM's flagship publication, Green Builder magazine, is a monthly
publication that serves as a resource for a wide variety of building
About Green Builder(R) Media
Green Builder Media is a leading media group that provides information
and services that relate to green building, responsible growth, and
sustainability for the North American building market. Green Builder Media
has a diverse portfolio of products, including publications, demonstration
homes, and online learning systems, that address the growing demand for
information about environmentally appropriate and healthy building
projects. For more information visit http://www.greenbuildermedia.com.
Brian Remsberg - 864.232.6380 or
Kaitlin Kenny - 410.821.8220
SOURCE Green Builder Media