Mark McCrerey, manager of McCrerey Fine Homes LLC, is a NAHB Graduate Master Builder and Certified Green Building Professional. The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only. Before beginning the GMB designation process, you must have the CGB designation, the CGR designation, or the CGA designation with five years of building experience, or ten years of building experience and have completed three CGB/CGR/CGA courses. GMB courses are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.
Mark McCrerey is a National Association of Homebuilders Certified Green Building Professional. (CGBP) Offered by NAHB's University of Housing, the Certified Green Professional designation is another way building professionals can become educated in, and involved with green building. The designation requires 24 hours of NAHB-approved training, and additional continuing education every two years. Subjects covered in training discuss how green homes provide buyers with lower energy costs and higher value, and will include strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction. The designation curriculum requires completion of the Green Building for Building Professionals two-day course and either the Business Management for Building Professionals one-day course or having another current NAHB professional designation.
McCrerey Fine Homes, LLC is a Built Green contractor and an Energy Star Partner. Every home we have built since 1995 conforms to Built Green Colorado standards and has been Energy Star rated. Built Green was introduced in 1995, as a voluntary industry-driven program of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver to encourage home builders to use technologies, products and practices that result in homes that are better built and better for the environment.
Energy Star is a joint program of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
For the home, energy efficient choices can save families about 1/3 on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing design, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the efficient energy choice.
LEED certified residences are designed to:
- Lower operating costs and increase asset value
- Reduce waste sent to landfills
- Conserve energy and water
- Be healthier and safer for occupants
- Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
- Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances, and other incentives in hundreds of cities
What is LEED?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary, consensus-based, market driven program that provided third-party verification of green buildings. From individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED addresses the entire lifecycle of a building.
Participation in the voluntary LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to immediately impact their building's performance and bottom line while providing healthy indoor spaces for the building's occupants.