A select group of professional builders, remodelers and other industry professionals nationwide have achieved the prestigious Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation, identifying themselves as someone with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes. The CGP program is administered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing and sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Wayne County. The CGP curriculum incorporates a variety of information tailored to green building and business practices. The 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 graduates are required to maintain their designation by completing continuing education including that which pertains to green building activities. Designees are required to abide by a strict code of ethics. Contact me for additional info on Certified Green Professionals in our area.