News

June 2017

In This Issue:

Join Us at SEBC in July - Discount Extended
ONLINE EDUCATION: Certifying Agent Annual Verification Course  Offered June 23
FGBC Recognized on Water Star Anniversary
Blue Origin Manufacturing Technology Annex Earns Florida Green Certification
Using Technology Systems to Help Homeowners Live a Greener Life
Florida Green Supports US Climate Alliance
Appraisal Institute Improves Tool to Aid Valuation of Green Home Features
FGBC Welcomes New Members
Education Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Job Opportunities
 
Articles of Interest

Search for Oil Could Start off Florida Coast
Florida Leaders Debate Economic Impact of Leaving the Paris Climate Accord
IKEA Plans More Solar In Florida
All About Geothermal Heating Systems and How They Save Energy

From Florida Green Social Media Channels

Sustainability: The green imperative
Even though an academic view from 30,000 feet, the real estate industry needs to become a more active participant in reducing carbon emissions according to Harvard Prof. Richard Peiser and Thomas Wiegelmann.

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Features

Join Us at SEBC in July - Discount Extended

It's not too late to join FGBC at the Southeast Building Conference at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, July 27-28. Display your products and services in our "Green Trends" section on the exhibit hall floor, get booth discount and take advantage of our added-value marketing package.

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ONLINE EDUCATION: Certifying Agent Annual Verification Course  Offered June 23

Are you in need of completing your Certifying Agent Annual Verification Form, but do not have enough points? 

You will be happy to hear that the FGBC Certifying Agent Annual Verification Course is being offered as an "Online Course" Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The cost of the course is $150.00 and you can register here.

For those of you that have already registered for an upcoming course, you can easily transfer your payment and take the online course.  Just email info@floridagreenbuilding.org with your request.

FGBC Recognized on Water Star Anniversary 

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Water Conservation Director Deirdre Irwin (left) with FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila and FWS Senior Communications Director Robin L. Grantham.


The Florida Green Building Coalition was recognized during the 10-year anniversary celebration for Florida Water Star (FWS), a water conservation certification program for new and existing homes and commercial developments. 

Standards and guidelines for water efficiency include indoor fixtures and appliances, landscape design and Irrigation systems. 

FWS thanked FGBC for their partnership and suppo rt. FGBC promotes and administers the program as well as gives extra credit in the residential certification for homes meeting the program's criteria.  

Florida Green Building Coalition has now certified over 15,000 green projects, solidifying its role as Florida's leading certifier of green projects.

Blue Origin Manufacturing Technology Annex Earns Florida Green Certification


Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (left) with Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Blue Origin Manufacturing Technology Annex at Kennedy Space Center has been certified as a Florida Green after it successfully met the sustainability standards established in the FGBC Florida Green Commercial Building certification program.

The factory and annex will be the first of its kind in Brevard County, which historically has assembled and launched rockets built elsewhere.

The designation represents achievements in a number of categories, such as energy efficiency, water conservation, site preservation, indoor air quality, materials, and durability, including disaster mitigation.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin said, "Cape Canaveral has long been a gateway to humankind's greatest adventures. ore than 10 years-too long-we can't wait to fix that."

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Using Technology Systems to Help Homeowners Live a Greener Life

The Florida Green Building Coalition and CEDIA will present a workshop for builders and developers on Using Technology Systems to Help Homeowners Live a Greener Life at this year's Southeast Building Conference. July 27-28 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando.


CEDIA instructor Mike Stram.

A "green home" extends beyond recycling and energy efficiency; clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Participants in this course will discuss components of "living green" and how using technology can actually help their clients live a greener life.

Additionally, attendees will discuss the ways control systems can improve durability and enhance health and comfort of a home and its occupants through HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, and water usage.

Participants will also discuss how a cooperative mentality among trades in the design and building process can help clients achieve their "green goals.

Click here for course info and to register for SEBC.

Florida Green Supports US Climate Alliance

The United States Climate Alliance comprises a group of states committed to upholding the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change within their borders.

It was formed on June 1, 2017, by three state governors, Jay Inslee of Washington, Andrew Cuomo of New York, and Jerry Brown of California, after President Donald Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Getting your local government certified Florida Green is a great first step. 

Learn More at www.floridagreenbuilding.org

Appraisal Institute Improves Tool to Aid
Valuation of Green Home Features

The nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers has released an updated research tool to assist appraisers and users of appraisal services in understanding market reactions to green and energy efficient homes.

In updating the AI Reports® Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum, the Appraisal Institute intends to position appraisers to analyze data more efficiently and to report the analysis in a format that is more readable and consistent with mortgage industry information standards.

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New Members:

FGBC Welcomes New Members & Certifying Agents

Stephen Petrucci
Eco Green Renovations
Pompano Beach, Fla.

Debra Batchelor
Scholarship Winner
Panama City FL

Morgan Benson
Scholarship winner
Titusville Fla.

Reaghin Davenport
Scholarship Winner
St. Johns Fla.

Jerome Small
Scholarhip winner
West Palm Beach Fla.

Phil Thomas
Scholarship Winner
Beverly Hills Fla.

Joseph Kroll
City of Aventura
Aventura, Fla.

Jenna Beckwith
Student
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach Fla,

Steve O'Flarity 
Glastonbury Conn. 

Funding Opportunities:

FHFC Multifamily Energy Retrofit Program
National & State Green Building Funding Opportunities
St. Johns River WMD
South Florida WMD Water Programs
Southwest Florida WMD Water Programs

Education Opportunities:

August 10, 2017
FGBC Certifying Agent
Annual Verification Class
Gainesville, FL
[Register

October 23-24, 2017
FGBC Certifying Agent
Designation Course
Cocoa, FL
[Register]

November 9, 2017
FGBC Certifying Agent
Annual Verification Class
Tampa, FL
[Register

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)