Harbor Springs, Michigan - Scott Kennard of Northern Michigan's Wentworth Builders, has recently received his Certified Green Professional (CGP) certification from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The NAHB's CGP certification recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes.

To receive the certification, recipients must participate in a Green Home Certification Program that focuses on guidelines regarding green building and business practices. The program's curriculum incorporates training by leading building industry practitioners and academics on a range of topics, including strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction, and how green homes provide buyers with lower maintenance and good indoor air quality. Techniques are also discussed for competitively differentiating your home products with increased indoor environmental quality as well as energy and resource efficiency.

CGP program graduates are required to maintain their designation by completing 12 hours of continuing education every 3 years, a portion of which pertains to green building activities.

Kennard, president and owner of Wentworth Builders, Inc. of Harbor Springs, is proud of his achievement, as he believes these environmentally friendly concepts are important to incorporate in today's home building methods.

"I believe that a certification from the National Association of Home Builders as a green builder adds another tool to my toolbox of experiences and knowledge that will better serve my customers," says Kennard.

In receiving the CGP training, Wentworth Builders has been able to improve their previous home building practices, including the use of energy efficient windows, tree preservation, improved insulation methods, recycled materials and energy efficient appliances. This means lower energy costs, lower home maintenance, better indoor air quality and overall increased home value for homeowners with "green" homes.

Visit www.nahb.org for more details on the NAHB's Certified Green Professional certification.

About Wentworth Builders

Wentworth Builders, Inc. was established in Harbor Springs in 1982. Since its foundation, the company has progressed to annual gross sales of over $4 million. They are fully committed to their customers and employees, consisting of a framing crew, finish crew, cabinetry team and project managers. Providing their services for over twenty years, Wentworth Builders continues to set the standards of quality home building in Northern Michigan.

For further information about Wentworth Builders, call 231.526.6377.