May 11, 2007
Regretfully, I am unable to be with you in person today, but I want you to know that I am with you in the spirit of this event.
While green building is still an emerging technology and practice, I believe it is essential to the future of New Mexico that we strive to balance our economic needs and environmental impact with our own health, safety and comfort.
Together, we can rethink our world in such a way that we can then reshape it with the optimal use of energy resources, recycled materials, innovative heating and ventilation systems, decreased water usage and increased livability.
I want to congratulate and commend Rebekah Green, who, at the age of 30, has literally built a foundation for New Mexico's built environment by establishing Intelligent Green Homes, of which she serves as CEO, CFO, lead designer and on-site construction manager.
Today's Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Event is an opportunity for all of us to look toward the future of green development in the construction community and high quality of life here in New Mexico. Rebekah's homes are on the cutting edge of energy efficiency, healthy indoor air quality, and water conservation.
The time has come for New Mexico to expand its role as the nation's Clean Energy State by aggressively pursuing green building not just as the wave of the future, but as a foundation for our present.
I am pleased with what we have done on the state level to promote, require and fund green practices, but I am even more pleased when I see the private sector taking responsibility and action to ensure a greener, cleaner future for all New Mexicans.
Diane D. Denish
New Mexico Lieutenant Governor