BFRich Certified as Green Dealer

January 12, 2009

BFRich Windows & Doors, based in Newark, Del., has achieved Certified Green Dealer status after its staff participated in voluntary educational training and testing on good green building techniques and green product choices for windows and building materials.

The Certified Green Dealer program was created under the auspices of LBM Journal, a national trade magazine serving the lumber and building material industry. The program is based entirely on demonstrated understanding by building material dealer personnel of “best practices” building science and green building basics. Certification through the program requres that 75 percent or more of company personnel view a series of Web-based training videos (and pass seven tests and a final exam) about building basics, green building, and green building products.

“Investing in this training for our staff helps show our commitment to helping our customers make good choices for the environment, and in doing our part to recommend more earth-friendly products,” says George Simmons, president of BFRich. “We also want to make sure that we help educate our customers about ‘best practices’ in building techniques so that their building projects are both energy-efficient and make the best use of our resources.”