Florida Green Building Coalition Announces Changes to Membership Categories

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is pleased to announce the redefinition of names for membership categories. These new names, approved by the FGBC Board of Directors, better reflect the industries and professionals that FGBC represents.

Full Membership: Large, medium and small companies, city, county, state and federal government agencies, including state universities and colleges; non-profit organizations; individuals who may not be an employee of a full membership member and affiliates, who must be employed by a full membership member. FGBC Certifiying Agents and Designated Green Professionals are full members.

Limited Membership: Professionals who may not fall under another category including real estate professionals; Academics, teachers and professors, including retirees and full time students. And FGBC Friends, those individuals or groups who believe in the higher standards of resilient and sustainable building principles that FGBC represents and wish to support its' mission.

New Membership Application

FGBC is proud of its nearly 20-year history of offering members a continuing opportunity to become more knowledgeable in their profession through meaningful communication, the exchange of ideas with other members, and the many services provided exclusively to our members.

"FGBC is a unique organization in that we have two membership categories which complement each other. Each member offers a different perspective of synergistic insights that enable other category members to improve their skillsets in the green building and certification industry. This reclassification is a more reflective description of each category of membership," said Barry Faske, FGBC President.

Working Together To Create a More Sustainable Florida

When you think green in Florida, remember the letters FGBC.  We’re an independent non-profit organization made up of building and environmental experts from every part of Florida.  Together, it’s our mission to provide statewide green building programs with environmental, economic and social benefits.

Since 2000, we have taken the lead in establishing Florida-specific certification standards for the built environment.  These standards apply to single-family and multi-family homes, high-rise construction, commercial buildings, land development projects, and the sustainable management and operation of our cities and counties. 

We have also become a recognized leader in providing green building education to builders, developers, architects, planners, elected officials, and many other audiences who understand the importance, value and benefits of embracing sustainable building and operational principles.  Our classes are taught by some of the most knowledgeable experts in the state who have helped us establish our certification guidelines and program.

When you work with FGBC, you are working with the most respected green building organization in the state. 

We invite you to join us and become our partner in creating a greener and more sustainable Florida.

FGBC Membership Has Its Privileges

FGBC is a volunteer-driven organization with statewide representation. Thus, members are key to our success. Volunteering with FGBC is an excellent opportunity for you to make a difference in the future of your community and the State of Florida. By being a part of the solution to all the challenges that face our environment, you leave a lasting impact for future generations. You can make a difference, so get involved!

When you join the Florida Green Building Coalition, you receive these and other benefits:

FGBC members include builders, developers, architects, land planners, Realtors, landscape architects, product manufacturers, energy raters, ecologists, educators, university staff, and government agencies.

Get involved. The opportunities are tremendous!

Construction Journal Partnership Offers FGBC Members New Business Development Tools

How many jobs are you missing by not knowing about them? We can help you uncover new business opportunities with comprehensive construction reports, related plans and project specifications. Through a special agreement, FGBC members can receive a 10 percent discount on Construction Journal services that can help you find and secure work.From privately funded projects to municipal, state and federal contracts, Construction Journal uncovers and reports detailed information on upcoming construction opportunities.  With intelligence in 30 states throughout the USA, Construction Journal is your trusted source to go from Contact to Contract.

In addition to subscription discounts, as an FGBC member you can test-drive Construction Journal services for two weeks in order to evaluate the potential benefit for your company.

To take advantage of this special offer, visit or contact John Williams at Construction Journal, phone 772-233-4901 ext 301 or and identify yourself as an FGBC member.

What Value Does FGBC Membership Provide to You?