Energy Star honors Las Vegas’ Ryland Homes
Energy Star has awarded Las Vegas-based builder Ryland Homes its Certified Homes Market Leader Award. The award is given annually to builders that build or verify “an outstanding number of Energy Star Certified Homes,” according to the organization.
Last year, Ryland Homes erected 403 homes in Las Vegas that were then Energy Star-certified — which saved the energetic equivalent of more than 730,000 pounds of coal.
In addition to maintaining competitive Energy Star standards, the company builds energy efficiency into its homes, installing Energy Star-certified appliances and using paints that contain few volatile organic compounds.
Using the Home Energy Rating System’s evaluation of the energy used by typical homes — which typically score 130 on a 150-point scale — Ryland Homes says its projects usually score between 60 and 85 points.
Floor Covering group appoints director
The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors announced the appointment of Kevin Gammonley as the organization’s new executive director. He has been serving as the interim executive director since April and has a long-standing relationship with the NAFCD board of directors through NAFCD’s management firm.
Gammonley brings to NAFCD 23 years of experience running trade associations, including several other wholesale distributor-oriented organizations. Gammonley’s career has been highly focused on working with distributors and manufacturers across different distribution channels. He has significant experience developing programs and events designed to enhance distributor productivity and effectiveness, as well as establishing strategic partnerships designed to drive organizational growth.
"The NAFCD board of directors is pleased to have Kevin working on our behalf as our permanent executive director. We have known Kevin for several years and have seen first-hand how he can bring enhanced value to NAFCD," said Craig Folven of Herregan Distributors, NAFCD president. "We are excited about the opportunity to leverage Kevin’s deep expertise in serving distributor groups to support the continued growth of NAFCD."
"Implementation of the recently revised strategic plan, which includes enhancements to the annual convention and the overall NAFCD value proposition, as well as finding new ways to advocate on behalf of the wholesale distributor in the channel are among my immediate priorities as executive director," said Gammonley. "I look forward to working with the dedicated NAFCD volunteers, staff and partners to execute these objectives."