October 2018

In This Issue:

Date Set for FGBC Annual Meeting
Grand Palms Senior Living Earns Platinum Designation from FGBC
Sustainable Florida Forum is Nov. 5. Discount Available for FGBC Members  
FGBC Awards Artisan Apartment Homes Platinum Level-Designation
SEBC FEATURE: Stop Cracked Tiles with GatorMat®
FGBC Participating in 2019 RESNET Performance Building Energy Conference
'Florida Green' High Rise in Miami to Help Homeless Women, Children
FGBC Welcomes New Members
Education Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Job Opportunities


Date Set for FGBC Annual Meeting

The Florida Green Building Coalition's Annual Meeting will be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown Orlando at 60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL  32804.

This important annual event brings members from all around the state together for meetings. lunch and networking opportunities. 

There will be a welcome reception on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the FGBC office, 25 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL  32801.  The reception will take place 6 - 8 p.m. The reception is complimentary for FGBC members.

The annual meeting luncheon will be on Friday, Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m @ The Doubletree. The luncheon is $30 per person.

The Doubletree Downtown Orlando is extending a discounted rate of $132 plus taxes, per night for the night of Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. 

This rate is available until Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, by calling the reservation line at 866-247-357.  Please let the reservation agent know that you are attending the FGBC annual meeting.

Registration required. Register at Beginning Monday, Oct. 22. 

Grand Palms Senior Living Earns Platinum Designation from FGBC

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Florida Green Building Coalition has announced that Grand Palms, a new senior living community in Bradenton, Florida., has achieved a Platinum-level designation as a "Florida Green" high-rise community. 

Grand Palms is the first FGBC high-rise project to achieve the Platinum-level designation.  Located at 1715 W 14th St., the 83,094 square foot project features 72 residences in a four-story, access-controlled building.

In addition, Manatee County is an FGBC certified local government.


Sustainable Florida Forum is Nov. 5. Discount Available for FGBC Members

The second Sustainable Florida Forum will be held in Tampa on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Join fellow Sustainability professionals for an invitation-only one-day forum featuring a Mastermind workshop to help build and strengthen your sustainability operations for your organization. 

FGBC Members get a special rate -- a 25% discount off the event registration fee. Just use the promotion code, "FGBC" to receive the discount. 

This Forum will focus on branding and marketing your sustainability message. 

A keynote presentation will focus on energy policies given the current regulatory environment and economic markets.  The event will conclude with a relaxed social networking opportunity at the Columbia Restaurant.


FGBC Awards Artisan Apartment Homes Platinum Level-Designation

DUNEDIN, Fla.  - The Florida Green Building Coalition has announced that Artisan Apartment Homes of Dunedin, Fla. has achieved a Platinum-level designation as a "Florida Green" apartment community. 

"Artisan Apartment Homes believes that style, substance and sustainability are the pillars of quality of living for residents," said FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila. "The unparalleled location, lavish collection of amenities, and caliber of services offers residents much more than an apartment community."

Located at 966 Douglas Ave., the 201,404 square foot project features 65 residences in a four-story building centered around a stunning three-story lobby.


SEBC FEATURE: Stop Cracked Tiles with GatorMat®

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The most cost-effective crack isolation system in the homebuilding industry has been on the market for nearly 15 years. 

Still, you may not have heard of it. Manufactured by Propex Global, an established leader in Geosynthetics, GatorMat®, is an underlayment system that protects tile against crack migration and has been serving homebuilders since 2004. 

That's close to the time Marty Uptain, National Sales Manager for GatorMat, first became a dealer for the product. Uptain has served in sales and management roles for Florida homebuilding products since 1991. 

Green Trends is featuring Florida Green section exhibitors at this year's Southeast Building Conference in Orlando. Thanks for your support.


Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

The 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, existing home retrofits, building codes and energy policy.

The RESNET Building Performance Conference offers strategic options to the business challenges and provides a venue where you can obtain usable solutions in an evolving industry. 

The conference offers an exceptional range of original content and fresh information for the home performance industry. For the second year, the Florida Green Building Coalition will be at the conference with a booth. This year FGBC will be offering a presentation on Marketing Strategies for Energy Raters and Auditors.

The 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference will take place on Feb. 25 -27 in New Orleans, LA


'Florida Green' High Rise in Miami to Help Homeless Women, Children 

MIAMI - A new, state-of-the-art 104,529 square foot homeless shelter for women and children in Miami has been certified 'Florida Green' by the Florida Green Building Coalition.

"The designation demonstrates exemplary leadership by the board of directors, Constance Collins, Katy Roth, and staff members who provided the framework and support to move forward with the certification process," noted FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.

Lotus House is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children.

Their new facility, Lotus Village, is a prototype for the future, in which shelter and services for those in need are fully integrated with the urban fabric of the surrounding Overtown neighborhood. 

In addition to offering increased capacity with efficient design and land utilization, Lotus Village includes a holistic neighborhood health clinic and children's wellness center.


New Members:

FGBC Welcomes New Members & Certifying Agents

Jenny Basantes
Fort Myers

Chris Campbell
Chris Campbell Builder LLC
Plant City

Keith Tate
Polk County BOCC

Lindsey Nieratka
City of Boca Raton
Boca Raton

Megan Houston
Palm Beach BOCC
Palm Beach

Glen Hadwen
City of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale

Arjun Kaul
Toll Brothers
Bonita Springs

Melody Shacter
TerraWise Homes, Inc

Joseph Pietrzak
Duke Energy

Eddy Sua
Synergy Community Development Center
Boca Raton

David Gude
DR Horton Homes

Melissa Corbett
MilCor Group, Inc
Hobe Sound

Ronald Jaffe
Jaffe Contracting, Inc
Palm Coast

Robby Block
NuRock Acquisitions of Florida, LLC
Boynton Beach

Shon Coleman
CSI - Central Florida

Funding Opportunities:

National & State Green Building Funding Opportunities
St. Johns River WMD
South Florida WMD Water Programs
Southwest Florida WMD Water Programs

Education Opportunities:

Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) Course Listings
Building America Webinars
Energy Star Webinars
Multi-Family & High-Rise Webinars
Build Your Future Scholarships

Job Opportunities:

APA Florida Job Board
Florida Facility Managers Assn Job Board
Green Dream Jobs
Institute for Market Transition (IMT)