The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) created five “Florida Green” Standards. These standards were founded by industry professionals to promote sustainability in the built environment. Florida Green Standards are designed specifically for Florida. The standards represent a scientific approach to address Florida’s unique climate and resiliency needs.
Florida Green Standards are flexible working on a point system. The project earns points for implementation of sustainable features. A minimum point total is required for certification. Projects that exceed this total are rewarded with higher certification levels. There are four certification levels including bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each certification is independently verified by a third-party. Field inspections and verifications ensure that the project meets the requirements of certification.