WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10   Todd Usher, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR,GMB, Master CGP, president of Addison Homes in Greenville, S.C., has been named the 2012 Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Usher was honored for his long-time advocacy on green and sustainable design and construction issues and his focus on increased energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality and occupancy health, appropriate allocation of resources and, most importantly, consumer education.
Usher has won numerous awards from NAHB and other organizations for home design, community service and jobsite safety. In 2011, he was named NAHB Green Building Advocate of the Year for his successful promotion and practice of green building. He also is an accredited verifier for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.
 In addition to earning the Certified Green Professional™ (CGP) and Master CGP, Usher actively holds the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designations.
NAHB’s Master CGP educational designation is earned through a combination of class work and industry experience. Designees demonstrate their knowledge and experience in the construction of cost-effective, market-appropriate choices for energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development and home maintenance.
The Master CGP of the Year is awarded to the industry professional who best showcases the importance of the educational designation and promotes professionalism. Usher was the first builder to earn the Master CGP designation when it was launched in 2011.
Usher and other leading industry professionals will be recognized at the Designation Achievement Reception at the 2013 International Builders’ Show on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas.
“Todd  understands that it is every member’s responsibility to promote professionalism in the industry, and that one of the best ways to demonstrate that professionalism is to stay on top of educational opportunities, understand best practices and pay attention to emerging design trends, “ said Kimberly Chambers, chair of the Green Building Designations Board of Governors and a Montana builder.  “Todd has directly benefited from NAHB designations and is strong ambassador for the Master CGP program. I congratulate Todd on this well-deserved honor.”

Congratulations to Todd and his team on this award. 
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Or to register for the Designation Achievement Reception , held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) in Pavilions 10 and 11.