Green Building Professional and Advanced Green Remodeling courses offered in Truckee |

Green Building Professional and Advanced Green Remodeling courses offered in Truckee

Handcrafted Structures/submitted to aedgett@sierraA CATT member shows a house with a green roof growing daffodils, solar panels and solar light tubes. Get credentialed with the Certified Green Building Professional courses in April.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe will host two green building training courses Tuesday through Friday, April 26-29, at the Hampton Inn andamp; Suites Tahoe/Truckee, 11951 Highway 267, in Truckee. Both courses will be presented by Build It Green, a statewide nonprofit organization well respected for its credentialing program. Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) training will be offered on April 26 and 27, with the Advanced CGBP andamp;#8212; Understanding the Whole House Approach training to follow April 28 and 29.CATT first hosted the basic CGBP course in 2009 so local designers, architects, engineers, builders, specialty contractors, real estate professionals, suppliers, and others could get certified without a long commute or overnight stay. Local interest has again prompted CATT to host the basic course in 2011. The CGBP certification is one way an individual can distinguish him or herself in the marketplace. After achieving certification, the individual can advertise his/her business on the Green Professionals Directory at those with CGBP certification, the advanced course Understanding the Whole House Approach is a two-day, how-to session designed to provide construction professionals with a practical, step-by-step process to effectively upgrade and remodel existing homes. Participants will be guided through the details of a comprehensive green home analysis and the decision-making pathways to upgrading/remodeling homes. This course includes green building practices that address energy and water conservation, indoor air quality, moisture management, water heating, energy performance testing, HVAC, lighting, insulation and weatherization, mechanical ventilation, siding, roofing, finishes, landscape, and homeowner operations. It also meets the requirements for CGBP recertification.To learn more about Build It Green or to register for either of these training courses, visit The early bird registration fee, before March 27 is $400, or $350 for BIG and CATT members March 27. After March 27, the fee increases to $450, or $400 for BIG and CATT members. Early registration is encouraged since seating is limited to 60 people.Thanks to the following entities for their financial sponsorship of the training courses: Truckee Donner Public Utility District, Heller Construction, HI MACS Acrylic Solid Surface and Sierra Green Building Association. Additionally, the Hampton Inn andamp; Suites is offering a guest room discount for attendees. Call the Hampton Inn andamp; Suites at 1-888-587-1197 and ask for the BIG discount.For questions about the training, contact BIG at 510-590-3360, ext. 603 or e-mai Also contact CATT at 530-550-9999 or e-mail

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe is a bi-state, non-profit association of 260 member companies representing the broad spectrum of building trades and related professionals. CATTandamp;#8217;s Mission is: To promote a positive business environment for the building and housing industry and enhance opportunities for its members and the community.andamp;#8212; Submitted to

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