Groups form alliance for green remodeling practices

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry and GreenStar formed a strategic alliance to provide green training and certification to the remodeling community.

GreenStar is a leading residential building standards and certification program available in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. This program certifies homes via an objective third-party verification system that assures consumers that their remodeling project meets the program requirements and is constructed as designed.

NARI’s Green Certified Professional certification prep program “High-Performance Remodeling” has incorporated GreenStar training and GreenStar will now award points toward its project certifications for those who have earned a NARI GCP.

“NARI’s high-performance remodeling course and GCP certification provides remodelers the technical tools needed to build GreenStar certified projects,” NARI director of education and certification Dan Taddei said in a statement. “The industry has been looking for a way to recognize projects like such as additions or kitchen and bath remodels as being remodeled green; GreenStar does it.”

“GreenStar marks a new era for remodelers across the country,” GreenStar director of development Michael Anschel added. “Now there is finally a comprehensive, robust, legitimate green remodeling tool that anyone can use. The debate over what constitutes green is over. Remodelers can certify everything from a bathroom, kitchen or even windows and siding replacement, all the way to a whole home remodel and offer something unique and valuable to their clients.”

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