BOWA Builders' Green Building and Remodeling Expert Among First To Achieve New LEED AP Homes Credential

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BOWA Builders (http://www.bowa.com), a full-service residential construction firm specializing in upscale additions, renovations and custom homes, congratulates Vice President of Best Practices Doug Horgan on being among the first residential building professionals nationwide to acquire the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP Homes credential.

BOWA Builders (http://www.bowa.com), a full-service residential construction firm specializing in upscale additions, renovations and custom homes, congratulates Vice President of Best Practices Doug Horgan on being among the first residential building professionals nationwide to acquire the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP Homes credential.

Grounded in the pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement, the certification is part of a multi-faceted credentialing system from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). This system ensures LEED professionals are current with the latest knowledge and understanding in a specialty area--in this case residential green building practices.

"Doug's early adoption of these principles and dedication to advancing his green-building knowledge helps to solidify BOWA's position as the area's go-to expert for environmentally-friendly residential construction," said BOWA Builders CEO Larry Weinberg. "We're fortunate that we have someone with his level of expertise on our team as we continue to push the green-building envelope and drive the industry's dialogue on this important topic, while striving to deliver superior value and results to our clients."

With more than 20 years experience in residential remodeling, Horgan is recognized as one of the area's foremost authorities on green remodeling and construction quality. In addition to his new LEED AP Homes certification, he was the first person in the Washington area to achieve the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Certified Green Professional designation and is an NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler. A member of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment (COTEdc), Horgan also holds certifications from the Building Performance Institute and is a National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Green Certified Professional. Additionally, as a testament to his recognized expertise in this area, Horgan was an instructor for the NARI Green Remodeling class.

As a result of his training, experience and involvement, Horgan has been invited by several industry groups, architectural firms and communities to speak on various aspects of green building and construction quality. He applies this knowledge to his role as BOWA's vice president of best practices, where he champions the company's standard of excellence through research and development, training and quality control programs.

About BOWA Builders

BOWA Builders is the Washington, D.C. area's premier full-service residential construction firm specializing in upscale additions, renovations and custom homes, as well as project planning and feasibility assistance and purchase consultations. Drawing on twenty years of experience and proven processes, BOWA's team expertly orchestrates home transformations to deliver award-worthy results. Their value-driven planning process, schedule guarantee and extended warranty all contribute to a unique approach designed to ensure the clients' peace of mind and complete satisfaction. Serving clients in Suburban Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia, BOWA has won more than 100 awards for excellence, including being named National Remodeler of the Year by Professional Remodeler magazine. BOWA Builders has offices in McLean and Middleburg, Va., has 70 employees and generates revenues of more than $37 million annually. For more information, visit http://www.bowa.com or call (703) 734-9050

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