Build San Antonio Green
Green building is a practical solution to an array of environmental issues confronting many homeowners in America. During the 1970’s, oil prices began rising and the demand for energy efficient products grew. Since then, we are still transforming technology and other products to mold in to an energy efficient lifestyle.
GSABA is a proud partner of Build San Antonio Green Program (BSAG). Build San Antonio Green is guiding its members, progressing forward in green building in San Antonio. The program has certified over 350 homes and offers resources such as a green home verification and certification program, green education, advocacy on green building issues, as well as additional tools for its members
The Build San Antonio Green™ program focuses on five areas of sustainability:
Materials: Must be reusable, local, durable, and have a minimal impact on the environment during manufacturing.
Energy Efficiency: Taking measures such as passive solar design, effective insulation, efficient appliances, lighting, heating and cooling, and the use of renewable energy.
Water Conservation: Taking measures ranging from low flow shower heads and water-saving washers to xeriscaping and rainwater harvesting.
Health: As a result of proper ventilation (mold minimization), reduced particulate matter, and minimal to no toxic compounds in materials such as paint, adhesives, pest control, floor coverings, and improved health will show to be a number one priority.
Site Development: Decisions to locate near amenities and public transit, obtain maximum solar and shade benefits, as well as minimize land disturbance and erosion.
Contact Build San Antonio Green for information on membership and programs.
NAHB is offering six, prestigious online courses that include; Customer Service, Basics of Building, Effective Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP), Green Building for Building Professionals, and Construction Contracts and Law. To gain more information on the convenience of an online course, click here.
The Greater San Antonio Builders Association is committed to making all educational opportunities available to our members.
Please note: Registration is necessary to attend these courses. Please register in advance so that we may properly prepare for your attendance. In order to take advantage of our discounted prices, be sure and register early.
Basics of Building
Effective Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
Green Building for Building Professionals **NEW**
Construction Contracts and Law **NEW**
The University of Housing offers advanced degree programs to building professionals nationwide. These programs enhance business knowledge, broadens areas of expertise and increases marketability. In today’s transforming housing market, an education is the only way to stay on top of your profession, no matter how old you are or how much experience you have.
Designations lead to more earned income, credibility and prestige for members and their companies. NAHB has the most targeted curriculum, accomplished teachers and widely respected education opportunities in the business.
For more information regarding the NAHB’s Designation Courses, contact Audrey Kannawin at (210) 696.3800.