Submitted by Building Industry Association of Washington
Olympia– Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Past President Daimon Doyle, CAPS, CGP, GMB, Master CGP, has been named 2012 Green Educator of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in recognition of his successful efforts to educate builders, remodelers and other industry professionals on how to incorporate green building principles into new and existing construction.
The owner of Olympia’s Viridian Northwest, Doyle has been in the construction industry for more than two decades as a builder, remodeler, supplier and building science expert. An industry advocate, he is a past president for the Olympia Master Builders (OMB) and BIAW and a Life Director for OMB, BIAW and NAHB. Doyle proudly holds NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Green Professional™ (CGP), Graduate Master Builder (GMB) and Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) designations. Professional designations offer BIAW members a myriad of benefits and opportunities to build stronger, better and more competitive businesses.
Doyle was instrumental in helping launch the Built Green® program at OMB in 2003 and currently serves as vice president of Built Green Washington®, one of the nation’s largest green certification programs. He is also an accredited RESNET HERS Rater and Energy Star Verifier.
“Damon has been an inestimable asset to the BIAW Education Program,” said Amanda Fields, senior administrator of the BIAW Education Program. “His professionalism and commitment to bettering the industry elevates and sets the standard for peers.”
Doyle became passionate about education more than a decade ago and is an NAHB-approved instructor for a half-dozen NAHB courses on topics such as business management, aging-in-place remodeling and green building. Doyle is a powerful ambassador for the CGP and Master CGP designations and teaches dozens of classes in his home state and across the country.
“Daimon is committed to improving the way we build new homes and has helped hundreds of his peers improve both their processes and material choices,” said Kimberly Chambers, CGP, chair of the NAHB Green Building Designations Board of Governors and a custom builder based in Missoula, Mont. “Many builders assume that using green building and energy-efficient strategies is complicated, but, as an educator, Daimon explains these concepts in simple terms that all of his students can comprehend.”
Doyle will be recognized at the 2013 International Builders’ Show on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas. BIAW members received four of the 15 national awards offered by NAHB.