Our Programs

In keeping with the organization’s mission, FGBC has developed green certification programs that apply to construction projects and local government operations. Seeking FGBC certification demonstrates a commitment to providing your customers with products or services that are green and sustainable.

When you participate in one of our certification programs, you are assured that the elements of the program have been developed by experts who understand how to address the unique environmental and climatic characteristics of Florida.  You will also find these programs easy to use as they take into account the unique nature of every different project, allowing you to adapt your plans to best address the overall goals of the program.

Green Home Certification Standard – Florida’s most popular and successful residential certification program is builder friendly and results in homes that are energy and resource efficient as well as healthier for its occupants.

Hi-Rise Residential Standard – A certification program specifically for buildings above three stories, it helps owners integrate proven and cost-effective green building strategies during the design and construction of their buildings.

Commercial Building Standard – A simple four-step process, the commercial building standard employs an FGBC-qualified expert to act as a technical resource for the project team to help select the best green building practices for the project.

Green Development Standard – This program encourages preservation of green space and natural resources, creation of safe, walkable communities, and the education of community residents in sustainable living practices.

Green Local Government Standard – Local Governments across Florida have found this program to not only protect the environment but also improve operational efficiencies and reduce the cost of government for taxpayers.

By participating in any of these programs, builders, developers and government officials can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and their residents’ welfare.  In addition, by earning FGBC certification, you distinguish your project or community in a better light. Third-party certification pays big dividends with customers, elected officials and local citizens.

The organization regularly conducts training sessions for these programs, and carefully monitors policy compliance in the rating process.

Congratulations to the recipients of the first FGBC Certifications in their categories:

Fallman Design & Construction
Certified: 10/1/2001

Commercial Building
SMR Headquarters
Lakewood Ranch
Certified: 3/6/2007

Verandah-Bonita Bay Group
Ft. Myers
Certified: 4/15/2003

High-Rise Residential
Progresso Point
Fort Lauderdale
Certified: 3/9/2012

Local Government (County)
Pinellas County
Certified: 10/27/2006

Local Government (City)
St. Petersburg
Certified: 12/1/2006

Local Government - Gold-Level
Orange County
Certified: 2/15/2008

Local Government - Platinum Level
Certified: 11/5/13 (Recertification)