NAHB releases book about sustainable homes

WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The book, "Green Building Strategies: From Plan to Profit" focuses on helping builders and housing industry professionals understand and apply advanced building science to construct high-performance homes, while reducing the impact on the environment. Released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders, the book is available at


Green Building Strategies is a succinct guide which takes readers step-by-step through the entire building process, from design through site development and construction, quality assurance, marketing and customer service. It provides the information needed to systematically create green projects cost-effectively.


Author Jeannie Leggett Sikora provides practical strategies for moving from conventional construction to green home building. Based on her interviews of experts, field observations, study of independent research and review of product data, she provides easy-to-implement green building options to help builders construct homes with a price tag both they and their customers can afford.


"The author condenses comprehensive guidance on the process of building green into an easy-to-use resource," said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. "This is a must-read for anyone looking to learn more about green home building."


Green Building Strategies provides helpful illustrations, photos and figures throughout the book. It also includes a glossary and list of recommended websites for green building resources.


Green Building Strategies: From Plan to Profit is available for purchase at or by calling 800-223-2665. Soft-cover/182 pages, $44.95 retail, $39.95 NAHB member, ISBN 978-0-86718-679-6.