News

January 2018

In This Issue:

'Save the Date' for Annual Florida Green Awards Luncheon in Orlando March 23
Join FGBC at the 2018 RESNET Building Performance Conference in Orlando
Dodge Data & Analytics Survey Says Green Building Activity Continues to Increase
Guest Column: How To Be More Environmentally Conscious At Home
'Florida Green Rocks' Winners Announced
Certified Local Governments Keep Growing
FGBC Makes First Appearance at MiaGreen
FGBC Welcomes New Members
Education Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Job Opportunities
 

Features

'Save the Date' for Annual Florida Green
Awards Luncheon in Orlando March 23

The Florida Green Building Coalition will be holding its annual awards luncheon on Friday March 23, 2018. 
 
The luncheon will take place in Orlando from noon till 2 p.m. The awards will celebrate all of our 2017 winners.

Details will follow soon with location and discounted accommodation information. We look forward to seeing you

Join FGBC at the 2018 RESNET Building Performance Conference in Orlando

The 2018 RESNET Building Performance Conference is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, existing home retrofits, building codes and energy policy.
 
The 2018 RESNET Building Performance Conference will take place on Feb. 26 -28 in Orlando, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. FGBC will be in booth #309.
 
The conference offers strategic options to the business challenges and provides a venue to obtain usable solutions in an evolving industry and an  exceptional range of original content and fresh information for the home performance industry.
 
REGISTER TODAY
 

Dodge Data & Analytics Survey Says Green Building Activity Continues to Increase 

Dodge Data & Analytics has surveyed home builders since 2006 about their level of green building activity. 
 
An article on going green in the latest Florida Home Builder magazine suggests that residential green building from Pensacola to Jacksonville to Key West is a strong market with vigorous growth expected in the future.

The survey offers insights on how the industry (and consumers) are approaching green building. One important element is marketing.

For more information on marketing and certifying "Florida Green" projects and to get a copy of Green Multifamily and Single-Family Homes 2017 by Dodge Data & Analytics and the National Association of Home Builders contact us at info@floridagreenbuilding.org.
 

Guest Column: How To Be More Environmentally Conscious At Home

By Neil Stawski
Going green can mean many things, but in today's world, it's especially important to be educated and mindful in regards to living an environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Many scientists agree that global warming is a very real threat, with consequences that could change the way we live alarmingly soon, and the best way to prevent those changes is to make an effort to find eco-friendly habits and stick with them.
 
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'Florida Green Rocks' Winners Announced

The winners of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) 2017 Florida Green Rocks contest are artist Coral Rees of Port Orange, Fla. and Ceaira Lowe of North Hampton, Ohio for hiding Rees' rainbow rock at the Rotary Club in Springfield, Ohio.

"There was a lot of interest in our inaugural "Florida Green Rocks" Facebook contest. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all our entrants," said FGBC President Jeremy Nelson.
 
Both won a $25 gift certificate. Another contest is underway with two ways to win.
  • Paint a rock with "Florida Green Rocks FB" on front or back. Upload a picture on Facebook and hide it in an outdoor location somewhere in Florida.
  • Find that rock and post a photo in the found location on Facebook with your name. The rock can be hidden anywhere in the USA.
Contest ends June 30, 2018. For complete contest rules and to get started 
 
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Certified Local Governments Keep Growing

The Florida Green Building Coalition designated the City of St. Cloud a Bronze certified Florida Green Local Government. 
 
Mayor Nathan Blackwell (left) and Interim City Manager William Sturgeon showcase the designation after the city successfully met the sustainability standards established in the FGBC Green Local Government Certification program.
 

FGBC Makes First Appearance at MiaGreen

The Florida Green Building Coalition will be at the MiaGreen Expo March 14-15 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Stop by the FGBC 'Florida Green' booth.
 
The ninth edition of show concentrates on key energy related fields including green building that have an impact on the most efficient and sustainable use of energy.

Specialized energy courses and sessions by experts in the field, supported and powered by major organizations like Association of Energy Engineers, among others.
 
REGISTER HERE
 
New Members:

FGBC Welcomes New Members & Certifying Agents

Melanie Marsh
Realtor
Orlando

Kim Brooks
Solar-Fit
Holly Hill

Gene Martinello
Trademark Homes, Inc
Jacksonville

Michael Stahl
Palm Beach County BOCC
West Palm Beach

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:

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)