2009   Speakers

Don Carr Preview Don Carr
Implementation of the NAHB Green Program

Don Carr is the Project Manager at the NAHB research center. He is currently recruiting, training and approving a national network of accredited 3rd party verifiers to inspect and approve green features in buildings to be certified by the national program. Mr. Carr was formerly involved with training and consulting to homebuilders nationwide to assist them in developing and implementing an approved quality management program. He has completed the ISO certified auditor course and is part of the quality assurance training team.

The ANSI approved ICC-700-2008 National Green Building Standard defines green building for single and multifamily homes, residential remodeling projects and site development projects while still allowing for the flexibility required for regionally-appropriate best green practices. A builder, remodeler or developer must incorporate a minimum number of features in the home to achieve a level of certification. Don will address the mandatory requirements and elective points in the following areas:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Resource efficiency
  • Lot and site development
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Home owner education
 
J.D. Strong Preview J.D. Strong
Oklahoma Secretary of the Environment

Mark LaLiberte: Understanding Green Building in Residential Construction As a distinguished trainer, author and consultant, Mark LaLiberte has devoted two decades to educating the homebuilding industry about the benefits of constructing durable, energy efficient, healthier, more sustainable homes. With energy costs rising, clients are now seeking energy-efficient designs, materials and methods in the construction of their homes. Mark LaLiberte shares updated techniques for high performance design and residential construction. He will address the issues contractors face when constructing green built, energy efficient homes.

 
Joyce L. Painter Preview Joyce L. Painter
CRS, GREEN, GRI

As the owner and director of PRODEVELOPMENT Systems of Oklahoma and the principal instructor, Joyce’s goal is to present real estate training that will give the best possible start to new real estate associates who are looking to become top producing professionals. Courses are designed to bring real-world training that meets the standard of excellence that participants expect.

The Green Home Features course given during the Summit is designed to introduce the real estate professional to the growing consumer demand for green hones and building features. Awareness of green is at an all-time high, yet many consumers and real estate professional are not sure what “green” really means.

It is a fundamental course which defines green and includes a discussion of green and sustainability as these relate to real estate. There are specific sections focusing on individual features of a green home. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be expected to:

Know the principles of the green movement and understand how to incorporate these in their day to day practice:

  • Apply this information to better serve the market by listing and marketing green features as well as guiding buyer clients in their desire to purchase green homes and buildings
  • Understand how to incorporate green principles in their own living styles
  • List some of the direct benefits of green homes and communities
  • Apply principles to a case study

This course is approved for 3 hours of Hot Topic Realtor CEs.

 
Mark LaLiberte Preview Mark LaLiberte
Understanding Green Building in Residential Construction

Mark LaLiberte, a leading expert in building science, advocates a simple formula for green building: Workmanship, craftsmanship and attention to detail. America has ample laws, codes and regulations governing home building. But good building practices don’t require laws. Builders must be creative and innovative but also analytical and responsible – environmentally socially and fiscally. They also must continuously develop their expertise regarding building materials, resources and processes.

Some of LaLiberte’s strategies for green building:

  • Buy locally
  • Work together locally
  • Be attentive to detail at all stages of construction
  • Retain oversight responsibility and be accountable at every stage of construction
  • Encourage installation of energy efficient appliances, lighting and roofing materials (i.e., photovoltaics built into roof tiles)
  • Never do something just because it’s always been done that way. Think of new and better ways. Details matter.