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N.O. home builders association testing ‘green’ building program

26 Oct 2007

The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans today said it will test a national program for “green” building practices before the program’s national launch in February.

HBAGNO said its pilot program, Crescent City Green, is one of 12 under way throughout the country testing the National Association of Home Builders™ National Green Building Program.

•The HBA is very proud to be part of this important initiative,” said HBAGNO executive vice president Jon Luther. “We™ve known for some time that green building is the right thing to do, and we think this program will bring cost-effective, flexible and affordable green homes to our buyers in the New Orleans area.•

Green homes are energy efficient and conserve water and other resources, feature sustainable or recycled products and are built with indoor air-quality considerations.

One of the Crescent City Green Building Program’s first projects will be the Arabella, a four-unit condominium project at Fortin Street in New Orleans. The developer is Green Coast Enterprises, whose president, Will Bradshaw, is an HBA member.

The Arabella will also be included in the Tour of Green Homes during the NAHB Green Building Conference in New Orleans in May.

“The Arabella can demonstrate a clear path toward sustainable rebuilding in New Orleans,” Bradshaw said. “We are delighted that the HBA of Greater New Orleans has recognized our efforts and we look forward to working with them to make the pilot program a big success.”

For more information on the HBAGNO, call 837-2700. For information on the Arabella, call 281-4357.