Industry Partnerships

Industry partnerships are encouraged to provide a "market-ready" perspective for proposed design solutions and in the selection and implementation of building systems. Partnerships that are formed to support specific projects under consideration for construction should be clearly documented

Teams have to discuss the partnerships with industry professionals, including builders or developers, for the overall project design and site development. They should include partnerships with trade professionals in specific areas such as, but not limited to, site development, construction, building materials, mechanical systems, lighting systems, financing, and sale. A team’s written submittal and oral presentation at the judging event should demonstrate the team’s understanding of the information and analysis provided by industry partners. Jury panels will assess a team’s understanding of the fundamentals of science, construction, and business practices that underpin the partners’ contributions.

Resources

National Association of Homebuilders Find Builders, Remodelers, & Related Providers:
www.nahb.org/reference_list.aspx?sectionID=667

ACCA:
www.acca.org

Indoor Air Quality Association:
www.iaqa.org

Association of Energy Engineers:
www.aeecenter.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

The Association of Mortgage Professionals:
www.namb.org/namb/default.asp

National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders:
www.naahl.org

National Association of Realtors:
www.realtor.org