Utah Home Builder is Green Young Professional of the Year

Filed in Awards, IBS by on January 21, 2015 0 Comments

joinesJake Joines, owner of J2 Construction in Southern Utah, has been named the NAHB Best in Green (BIG) Young Professional of the Year. The award was given at the Best in Green Awards event held today during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

The award was created in 2014 to recognize one up-and-coming green and sustainable professional in the building industry.

Joines was instrumental in starting the first green building council in Southern Utah and has served as chairman of that council for the last four years. He has certified the largest number of homes to the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard in all of Southern Utah. The Southern Utah Home Builders Association submitted Joines’ name for the honor.

“Jake is a true leader in the green and sustainable building industry, and we are proud to recognize his dedication and achievements,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly. “He has played an integral role in the field and has shown great leadership in bringing together key stakeholders within the industry to champion sustainable building practices.”

The first year of the BIG awards proved to be quite competitive with several impressive entries. Other finalists included:

Additional information about the BIG awards can be found at nahb.org/greenawards.

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