27 Mar Florida Green Building Coalition Accepting Applications for Post- Secondary Education Scholarships
ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green residential and commercial construction and local governments in the state, is accepting applications for its statewide scholarship program.
FGBC created the scholarship program in 2016 for deserving students pursuing careers in the green built environment or related sustainability studies.
This year FGBC is offering three $1,000 scholarships for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. Each recipient will also receive a complimentary FGBC membership for one year and invited to participate on FGBC committees and attend events.
To apply for an FGBC scholarship, complete the application form and submit requested information electronically to email@example.com by April 21, 2023. Visit https://floridagreenbuilding.org/scholarships for more information and to access the application.
The FGBC “Florida Green” Certification Program tailors’ carbon-reducing, green building standards to the Florida climate, allowing builders, developers and communities to meet green building standards while simultaneously constructing sustainable properties best suited for Florida’s ecosystem.
In 2000 the non-profit FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green building standards tailored specifically to Florida. FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green residential and commercial construction, local governments, communities in the state with over 30,000 green certified projects.
Unlike USGBC LEED, Green Globes, and other national and international standards, FGBC standards takes a scientific approach developed with state-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid environment, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters.
Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. Contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org or call (407) 777-4914.
About the Florida Green Building Coalition
The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation founded in 2000 and dedicated to improving the built environment. Its mission is “to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs.” FGBC certification programs are the only standards developed with climate specific criteria to address issues caused by Florida’s hot-humid environment and natural disasters. Currently, FGBC is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida. FGBC’s membership is comprised of individuals and businesses from all areas of the building industry, including research, design, materials, products, construction, inspection, marketing, finance, and public advocates. For more information about the FGBC “Florida Green” certification programs visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.
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