This WEEK! Greenville Tech Open House Luncheon for HBA Members

This WEEK! Greenville Tech Open House Luncheon for HBA Members

Mark your calendar now for November 19, 11:30 a.m.  Greenville Tech’s Building Construction Technology Division will host an Open House for HBA members.

This will be an opportunity for HBA members, who are interested in hiring trained employees, to learn about the programs and curriculum at Greenville Tech and meet the faculty and staff.  You also will have the opportunity to meet students, your future employees.  Lunch will be served.

UPDATE: The luncheon will be held in Building 106C (Carpentry/Masonry/Plumbing) of Greenville Tech’s Main Campus, 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.

Please RSVP to the HBA Office by calling 864-254-0133, email, or register online by clicking here.

Understanding High Performance Homes class offered for real estate agents and appraisers

New building codes, voluntary building standards and changes in technology are making new homes more efficient and healthier than homes from 20, 10 and even five years ago. Consumers are hearing about high performance homes and they are asking questions that real estate agents will need to be able to answer. These homes include features, products and building techniques that must be accounted for by appraisers or the true value of the home will be underestimated.

The Green Building Council of Greater Columbia saw a need for real estate agents and appraisers to learn more about this new type of home building and developed a class to fill the need. “Understanding High Performance Homes” has been designed to help these groups understand what makes high performance homes work, how they stack up to traditionally built homes, and how they are scientifically tested, verified and, in some cases, certified in a third-party program.

The class has been approved by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s Real Estate Appraisers Board and will count toward Continuing Education credit needs for each profession. The class will be offered three times before the end of June in cities around the state. Sponsored by the SC Energy Office.

June 21 – Greenville, SC

  • Hosted by the HBA of Greenville and Greenville Technical College 

June 26 – Lexington, SC

  • Hosted by the HBA of Greater Columbia and SCE&G 

June 28 – Charleston, SC

  • Hosted by the Charleston Trident HBA and Berkeley Electric Cooperative 

 Learn more and register to take the class at or call (803) 256-6238. Class fee is $75/student in Lexington and $85/student in Greenville and Charleston. Approved for 7 CEUs for real estate agents and appraisers.

HBA of Greenville sponsors EPA Lead Paint Seminar open to all

The Home Builders Association of Greenville is hosting a Lead Paint Seminar presented by the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, September 29, 3 p.m., at the TD Convention Center.

The seminar is open to the entire home improvement industry compliments of the Home Builders Association of Greenville.

The seminar will feature speakers on the various aspects of the new lead paint rule.  EPA is beginning to step up its enforcement of the lead paint rule, so it is important for the home improvement industry to understand and comply with the rule.

Speakers include:

  • 3:00-3:30 What is Abatement?: Lead Abatement Training Components, Greenville Technical College, Joy Finch
  • 3:30-3:50 Statistics: South Carolina Health Department Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, M.L. Tanner
  • 3:50-4:10 Legal implications of not complying, Childs Thrasher, of Gallivan White and Boyd
  • 4:20-4:40 Are You Insured? (Insurance options available, costs and coverage), Palmetto Insurance, Howard Cox
  • 4:40-5:10 Proper use of Lead Testing Equipment Lead Check, W. Jonson
  • 5:10-5:40 Renovation and Repair Painting Rule, EPA Region 4, Andrea Lippitt
  • 5:40-6:00 Questions and Answers
Following the seminar participants will receive a complimentary ticket to Big Thursday, the preview party for the Southern Home and Garden Show held on the show floor in the TD Convention Center.