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May 21, 2012. What’s happening @AIBD_national?

…Dates to remember.

May 25 – The AIBD Mississippi Society meets at the Conestoga Steak House on Hwy 49 in Hattiesburg, MS. (11:30 am to 2:00 pm) Contact: valauban@bellsouth.net

Registrations for the American Residential Design Awards are due by May 31. Receive more information and download a registration form at www.ResidentialDesignAwards.com

The AIBD 2012 membership drive runs from now to June 30th. Earn discounts on dues by recruiting new members. New members avoid having to pay national initiation fees in May and June. www.JoinAIBD.org

The AIBD College of Fellows are accepting applications for two $1000 scholarships. Due June 30th, the applications for the College scholarship and the Annette Farmer scholarship are at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AIBD&WebCode=Scholarships

The AIBD National Convention is August 5-8 in Wilmington, NC. Info: www.AIBDconvention.com


…What’s next for the Carbon Challenge?

Steve Mickley is meeting this week with Bob Clark, Senior Engineered Wood Specialist for the APA, to discuss the next phases of the APA Carbon Challenge and how AIBD members can participate.

In 2011, APA challenged Florida designers to design a house with the smallest environmental footprint and awarded over $15,000 in cash prizes to the winners. AIBD Certified Professional member, David Pillsbury, designed one of the winning entries.

Check them all out at: http://www.apawood.org/carbonchallenge/index.cfm?content=awardwinners


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…WA member wins top honor.

Tom Hagge, CPBD, CPG, CAPS has been named the “Associate of the Year” by his local Skagit / Island Counties Builders Association. Congratulations Tom!!


…Why design and build with Indoor airPLUS?

EPA created Indoor airPLUS to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality. By constructing homes that meet EPA’s stringent specifications, forward-thinking designers can distinguish themselves by being among the first to offer homes designed to deliver improved indoor air quality. Wednesday, AIBD executive, Steve Mickley is meeting with Mert Oktem to discuss how to help introduce and educate AIBD members about Indoor airPLUS.


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…Do you “Create where people live?”

The AIBD Marketing Committee has recommended new messages and the official adoption of the “Creating where people live” slogan to the Board of Directors and the Board has unanimously approved.

The marketing message to our core market – existing, past and future designer members – has been updated to state:

The American Institute of Building Design is the only nationally recognized organization dedicated to supporting and promoting residential design professionals. The AIBD is your voice – we understand what you do and what you care about. Join your fellow designers in the AIBD – share your experience, knowledge and expertise, gather new tools for success, and help promote and protect the profession we all love.

The marketing message to our secondary markets – consumers, building officials, material suppliers, etc. – has been updated to state:

If you are looking for a residential design professional for your home design project, look no further than the American Institute of Building Design. Our members have specialized knowledge and expertise in residential design and are held to a high level of professionalism and ethics in their business practices. You can trust an AIBD member to bring a combination of talent and practical value to your project.

AIBD members in good standing may use the “Creating where people live” slogan on their business marketing materials. To download a folder of all the AIBD logos available, visit www.AIBDmember.org, log into your account and click the “AIBD Logos” link on the left side of the page.