News

December 2017

In This Issue:

FGBC Partners with Green Builder Media for Sustainability Symposium Jan. 8 in Orlando
Florida Green Building Coalition Announces Leadership, Board Heading into New Year
FGBC's Platinum Green Standard Shows Where Homebuilding in Florida is Headed
Volusia County, City of St. Cloud Join Growing List of  'Florida Green' Local Governments
'Florida Green' Sponsors Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit in Fort Lauderdale
Deadline Nears for Florida Green Rocks Contest
FGBC Welcomes New Members
Education Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Job Opportunities
 

Features

FGBC Partners with Green Builder Media for
Sustainability Symposium Jan. 8 in Orlando

Green Builder Media, the Florida Green Building Coalition and the City of Orlando are hosting the second annual Sustainability Symposium: Champions of Change, on Jan. 8, 2018.

The Sustainability Symposium 2018: Champions of Change will offer ideas and inspiration for positive action, proactive activity, and implementable solutions that will facilitate the transition to a clean economy and sustainable future.

The world-class line up of speakers will provide real-life information from projects they are spearheading in the areas of smart cities, renewable energy, advanced technologies, intelligent water, and more.

Space is limited. Members of the Florida Green Building Coalition can receive a $100 discount: use the code GBMFriends when registering.  Don't miss this groundbreaking event!

REGISTER NOW!

Florida Green Building Coalition Announces Leadership, Board Heading into New Year

The Florida Green Building Coalition announced its executive committee and board of directors for the coming year.


Jeremy Nelson

This year's executive committee is comprised of President Jeremy Nelson, GreenGov, LLC, Orlando; Vice President Stephanie Thomas-Rees, Adjunct Professor, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; Treasurer Greg Hardwick, Hardwick General Contracting, Inc., Maitland and Secretary Katrina Locke, Volusia County - Environmental Management, DeLand.



"The board's leadership and energy has been instrumental in promoting and maintaining "Florida Green" standards and programs throughout the state. The board makes policy, directs staff and has the ultimate responsibility for the advancement of our local mission to promote green building in Florida," noted FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.

With over 16,700 certifications to date, FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green homes, communities, local; governments and commercial buildings in the state.

READ MORE

FGBC's Platinum Green Standard Shows Where Homebuilding in Florida is Headed  

In 1957, Disneyland introduced the "House of the Future," built from fiberglass in the shape of four cantilevered wings. In 2017, another Orlando home showcased a more likely future.

Located on Lake Mabel Drive, the home is built with LED lighting, no-VOC paint, recycled drywall, solar panels and cutting-edge energy efficiency.

It received a rating of Platinum-the highest rank awarded by the Florida Green Builders Coalition, Florida's leading certifier of green homes. Platinum is a green rating not too many Florida homes achieve today.

But, it's a future that's not far off, said Jason Vermilya, who built the home. In California, there's already a goal to build all homes to a net-zero energy efficiency standard by 2020.

READ MORE 

Volusia County, City of St. Cloud Join Growing List of   'Florida Green' Local Governments

The Florida Green Building Coalition recently honored Volusia County and the City of St. Cloud as a "Florida Green" certified local governments. 

The presentations reaffirmed the local governments continued commitment to sustainability. 

SEE MORE

'Florida Green' Sponsors Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit in Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Green Building Coalition participated in the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit Dec. 14-15, 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. 

The summit focused on "The Business of Resilience" to engage the business and wider community in critical discussions on adaptation, climate and energy solutions, and resilience. 

Deadline Nears for Florida Green Rocks Contest

Paint a rock with Florida Green Rocks FB on front or back. Upload a picture of your rock for a chance to win prizes.

Hide it outdoors in Florida where it will not be hazardous to the finder of the rock.   The finder posts a picture of the rock in its' found location or city with a picture or name of the finder on the. 

LOGIN TO FACEBOOK TO LEARN MORE

New Members:

FGBC Welcomes New Members & Certifying Agents

Tony Vallee
Freeport

Sheryl Swartzle
TLC Engineering for Architecture, Inc
Orlando  

Glenn Remler
Sherwin Williams Company
Fort Lauderdale

Chris Olden
Sherwin Williams Company
Fort Lauderdale

Daniel Troian
NexGen Framing System LLC
Melbourne

Roberto Gonzalez
RGB-Architects
Sarasota

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)