Todd Usher, MCGP, president of Addison Homes, LLC, and past president of the HBA of Greenville, is the first person in the country to earn the Master Certified Green Professional (MCGP) educational designation – the new standard for home builders and remodelers experienced in sustainable construction techniques, project management and building science. 
 
The Master Certified Green Professional is an exclusive designation offered by the National Association of Home Builders and designed to teach building industry professionals strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective and affordable options.  This new designation builds on the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation that was introduced in February 2008 and has since become NAHB’s most successful educational designation program.
 
Candidates of this program must have completed the CGP coursework requirements, have five years’ experience in green building, and have certified at least three homes in a three-year period to a nationally recognized rating system, such as the National Green Building Standard.  Unlike the CGP educational designation, which can be earned by real estate brokers, sales and marketing professionals, and suppliers and manufacturers to the home building industry, the Master CGP designation is open only to builders and remodelers.  By earning this designation, Master CGPs gain a greater understanding of sustainable building techniques, knowledge of methods to achieve higher energy efficiency, marketing and sales tools specifically tailored to green building, and the business practices that foster success.

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