Monday, November 10, 2014

SMC of the Upstate, Education Kick-off event TOMORROW from 10- 11:30 a.m.

What does it look like behind the walls of the first mainstream Zero Energy Home in Greenville SC? 
That's a question Greenville HBA's Sales & Marketing Council asked - and Addison Homes has the answer! So we are hosting a "pre-drywall tour" on Tuesday, November 11, at 10am at our model home in Trailside (click  here  for directions).
Construction is currently under way, so this educational event is all about taking a look at the energy-efficient products and processes you won't see again once the walls go up. Todd Usher, president of Addison Homes, will provide an overview of the house as a system; in addition, representatives from vendors including Dow Solar, Velux, Icynene, Prime Energy Group and Wood Insulating will be on hand to answer questions about their products.

Please join us as we take you "Behind the Walls of a Zero Energy Home." Enjoy light refreshments and learn more about the efficiency equation that adds up to $0 annual utility bills so that you, in turn, can explain the value to your clients.

Learn More, Earn More, on Tuesday, November 11, at 10am.

*Under Construction: Be sure to wear practical/comfortable shoes

For more information or to RSVP for this event please email Crystal Yanes, call 864-254-0133, or register online.
Not a member? You can become a SMC Upstate member at this event.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Annual Meeting on November 13th, Sponsored by PestBan! Featuring NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. Also, HBA Coat Drive to be held at this event.

Jerry Howard
Don't miss out on a GREAT event, Jerry Howard, CEO of NAHB, will be the featured speaker at our Annual Meeting November 13. This event is sponsored by PestBan and will be held at the TD Convention Center starting at 11:30 a.m.

Prior to the event your HBA will also host members for Member Orientation starting at 10:30 a.m. at the TD Convention Center.

Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Home Builders, has more than 25 years of association experience and a lifetime in the housing industry.  He was recently listed by The Hill as one of the top lobbyists in Washington, DC.

Howard joined NAHB as tax counsel in 1988.  He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2001.

Howard started his association career at the National Association of Realtors, where he served as a Legislative Analyst for tax issues. Prior to joining NAHB, Howard was Chief Lobbyist for the National Council of State Housing Agencies where he was instrumental in the development of the low income housing tax credit as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

Before embarking on his association career, Howard practiced real estate law in his home state of South Carolina. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina. He, his wife Christina, and their three children live in Virginia.

To RSVP for this event, or for more information on any of our upcoming events, please contact the HBA office at 864-254-0133

Don't forget to bring a new or gently used coat for the HBA of Greenville Community Service Committee's Coat Drive to benefit Miracle Hill.