Milestone: FGBC Surpassed 4,000 Mark in ‘Florida Green’ Certified Homes in 2023

Milestone: FGBC Surpassed 4,000 Mark in ‘Florida Green’ Certified Homes in 2023

ST. PETERSBURG (January 17, 2024)- The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the state’s leading certifier of green residential and commercial construction, land developments and local governments, certified 4,048 single-family homes “Florida Green” in 2023, the largest number of homes ever certified in one-year.

The total number of homes certified by FGBC through the end of 2023 is 33,647.

“It’s a tribute to our builders and developers who understand the value of sustainability in the built environment. And savvy homeowners who desire energy efficient, healthy, resilient living,” said FGBC President Bill Kachman.

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.

“FGBC green certified homes use less energy and fewer resources. They are also designed, constructed, and operated to be resilient in adverse conditions and are built for potential impacts of catastrophic weather,” added FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.

Over two decades ago, FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green standards tailored specifically to Florida.

Non-profit FGBC has certified more single-family homes in the state than other national green home certifiers since being founded in 2000.

Unlike other green certifications, FGBC “Florida Green” standards take a scientific approach and are developed with state-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid environment, climate, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters.

“Green homes are designed and constructed to be healthier, more comfortable, have lower operating costs, be more durable and require less maintenance,” added Kachman. “The builder of a green home incorporates advanced building science and products so that the home performs beyond a code-minimum home.”

FGBC recently passed over 33,000 “Florida Green” certifications of single-family homes, commercial buildings, high-rises, land developments and local governments. Beyond third party certifications, FGBC is also a valuable resource for the builders, developers, contractors, architects, and municipalities when considering going green.

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