Las Vegas, NV, January 27, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The president of Addison Homes in Greenville, SC, has been named the National Association of Home Builders’ 2012 Master Certified Green Professional of the Year.
Todd Usher, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Master CGP, was honored for his long-time advocacy on behalf of sustainable design/construction as well as his focus on increased energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, appropriate resource allocation and consumer education.
Usher has earned numerous local and national awards for home design, community service and jobsite safety. In 2011, for example, he was named NAHB’s Green Building Advocate of the Year for his successful promotion and practice of eco-friendly building. He also is an accredited verifier for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.
In addition to earning the Certified Green Professional™ (CGP) and Master CGP, Usher actively holds the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designations.
NAHB’s educational designations are earned through a combination of class work and industry experience. Master CGP designees demonstrate their knowledge in the construction of cost-effective, market-appropriate choices for energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot/site development and home maintenance.
The Master CGP of the Year is presented to the industry professional who best showcases the importance of this educational designation. Usher was the first builder in the country to earn the Master CGP designation when it was launched in 2011.
Usher was among 11 NAHB Designee of the Year award winners who were recognized at the Designation Achievement Reception during the 2013 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
“Todd understands that it is every member’s responsibility to promote professionalism in the industry, and that one of the best ways to demonstrate that professionalism is to stay on top of educational opportunities, understand best practices and pay attention to emerging design trends,” said Kimberly Chambers, a Montana builder who serves as chairman of the Green Building Designations Board of Governors. “Todd has directly benefited from NAHB designations and is a strong ambassador for the Master CGP program. I congratulate Todd on this well-deserved honor.”
About Addison Homes: Addison Homes builds all of its homes to rigorous ENERGY STAR® and EarthCraft House™ standards. As a leader in sustainable, high-performance building, Addison Homes has received numerous awards and recognition including the 2011 EarthCraft House™ Gold Project of the Year Award; 2011 Green Building Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders; 2011 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year Award from NAHB; 2010 Safety Award for Excellence from NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company; 2010 Finalist, America’s Best Builder Award from BUILDER magazine; 2009 Builder of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association of Greenville; 2008 Individual Environmental Stewardship Award from the Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council; Upstate Forever’s 2008 Sustainable Communities Champion; and 2007 EarthCraft House™ Regional Builder of the Year Award. For more information, visit www.addison-homes.com.
About NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year. For more information, visit www.nahb.org.