News

July 2018

In This Issue:

Countdown to SEBC: Visit FGBC in the 'Florida Green' Section, Booth #331
FGBC 'Florida Green' Communities Featured in FHBA Home Builder Issue
FGBC Announces Expanding List of 'Florida Green' Local Governments 
Report Shows Florida Builders are Responding to Growing Interest in Green Building
Members on the Move: AIA Jacksonville
Florida Green Building Coalition Launches HOUZZ Channel to Focus on Residential Green
Going Green? In Florida, You Have a Choice
FGBC Welcomes New Members
Education Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Job Opportunities
 

Features

Countdown to SEBC: Visit FGBC in the 'Florida Green' Section, Booth #331


The Southeast Building Conference and the Florida Green Building Coalition are partnering to create a "Florida Green" zone of booths and exhibits at the annual show.

Visit the section for a complimentary ticket to the SEBC Networking Reception Thursday, Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m. hosted by Seacoast Bank, the Florida Energy Solar Center and FGBC. 

REGISTER FOR FREE SEBC EXPO PASS

FGBC 'Florida Green' Communities Featured in FHBA Home Builder Issue

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC)was featured in the Summer issue of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Home Builder Magazine.

Builders who use FGBC's residential green standards reach beyond "minimum requirements" and that's why certification is an important part of the process.  

Builders in communities across Florida have found FGBC's residential green standards to be very effective and easy to implement because they are adaptable to each home's unique construction requirements.

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FGBC Announces Expanding List of 'Florida Green' Local Governments

ORLANDO, FL. - The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, announced during the Florida Association of Counties annual conference in Orlando, that 10 counties have become "Florida Green" certified.

Manatee County was Florida's first platinum-certified county government. Manatee joins Charlotte, Martin, Osceola, Orange, Pinellas, Sarasota, St. Lucie, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties in being FGBC Green Certified. 

In all, 94 local governments throughout the state are either certified or registered to be certified though FGBC. An all-time high since the non-profit was founded in 2000.

FGBC's Green Local Government Certification program is the only one of its type in the state endorsed by the Florida Legislature, the Florida League of Cities and the Florida League of Mayors. 

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Report Shows Florida Builders are Responding to Growing Interest in Green Building

Ongoing research by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and its partners shows that many home buyers are interested in green, sustainable and high-performance building practices.

NAHB's report, Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers, asked home buyers across four generations - millennials, Gen Xers, baby boomers, and seniors - what features they consider essential/desirable in a new home.

Energy-efficient strategies, including ENERGY STAR appliances and windows and above-code insulation, made the most-wanted list and would positively influence the purchase decision of 80 percent or more of all home buyers. 

Water-efficient features were also cited as essential/desirable by 72 percent of respondents.

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Members on the Move: AIA Jacksonville


FGBC Board Member Mary Tappouni (right) with Anita Prewitt at the AIA Jacksonville June Program featuring the unveiling of the chapter's Emerging Design Professionals McCoy Creek Competition. 

 

 

 

 

Florida Green Building Coalition Launches HOUZZ Channel to Focus on Residential Green

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) provides a unique 'one-stop' educational resource in the state for builders, developers, architects and local governments to go "Florida Green."

FGBC just launched a HOUZZ channel to showcase our commitment to green building and the work of our dedicated members. HOUZZ focuses on ideas, projects, and technology.

Members deliver consulting, design, construction, and products and services all under the FGBC banner.

Submit your ideas and project photos HERE

Going Green? In Florida, You Have a Choice

ORLANDO, Fla. -  With over 17,400 certifications since 2000, the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is by far the largest certifier of green homes, communities, hi-rise residences and local governments in Florida.

Florida Green are the only national or international green standards developed with Florida-specific criteria. They address Florida's hot-humid climate, environment, topography and natural disasters.

FGBC's process, including low builder fees, is often more affordable than other certifications. The free market aspect of FGBC certifiers keep costs low.

We need your help to lead and promote a state of sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education, information, grassroots outreach and certification programs.

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JOIN, RENEW MEMBERSHIP

Contact FGBC @ (407) 777-4914 or e-mail info@floridagreenbuilding.org

New Members:

FGBC Welcomes New Members & Certifying Agents

Robert Davenport
Crescent Communities
Charlotte, NC

Donald Rogers
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg

David  Butler
Loxley Hawk, Inc
Pace

Michelle Powers
Manatee County Government
Bradenton

Porter McNeil
Conserv-A-Store
Orlando

Samantha Varela
SEQUIL Systems, Inc
Delray Beach

Gregory Pascale
Paradise Design-Build, Inc
Marco Island

Pierre Cournoyer
Cournoyer Construction
Clearwater

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)