We were thrilled to have HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse join the gas industry booth at the annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, FL during the week of January 10, 2011. Carter is the celebrity ambassador for the Council for Responsible Energy (CRE), and in this role he participated in the booth both at the Professional Women in Building Leadership Breakfast and during scheduled times throughout the show greeting booth attendees, signing autographs and of course, talking about the many benefits of natural gas.
“It’s easy for me to talk about natural gas—I grew up with gas and still use it today in my homes in Michigan and California,” Carter said, adding, “Building with natural gas provides the competitive edge for all that it delivers—greater efficiency without sacrifice, eco-friendliness, energy security and lower operating costs for continued savings.”
Carter has long been passionate about the environment and focuses much of his work on green building solutions and design alternatives that conserve energy and reduce environmental waste. He is a strong advocate for the energy efficiency efforts we promote in the natural gas industry and has been a fervent supporter of CRE’s efforts. Judging by the many photo ops he posed for, he is quite the crowd pleaser and we could not be more pleased he was able to participate in the show!
We hope you enjoy these photos from Carter’s activities throughout the week, and make sure to keep a look out on the CRE website for further activities with Carter…there’s lots more in store for 2011!