28 Apr Office of Energy’s Tony Morgan Named to Florida Green Building Coalition Board of Directors
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the state’s leading certifier of green residential and commercial construction and local governments, has announced that Tony Morgan, Deputy Director for Florida’s Office on Energy, has joined the Board of Directors.
“We welcome Tony to the board. He brings perspectives and expertise in energy governance and community development,” noted FGBC President Kyle Abney. “His appointment is also aligned with the Board’s commitment to bring skillsets to the board that will help position us to better serve our members and the green building industry.”
Florida’s Office of Energy is located within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The office is responsible for the development of energy policy and programs for the state as well as promoting the use of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.
Morgan’s responsibilities include supervision and oversight of policy development, program and grant design, and legislative tracking. Prior to joining the Department, he worked for the State of Florida’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program.
The Board of Directors is the governing authority of FGBC, and it is responsible for supervision, control and direction of the affairs of FGBC, its standards and certification programs, its committees, and its publications.
It determines the general policies of FGBC, actively promotes the organization’s goals and objectives, and supervises its finances. If you are interested in becoming a board member or serving on a committee, contact Executive Director C.J. Davila.
With a goal of education, verified third-party green certifications and advocacy since being founded in 2000, FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green homes, residential communities, high-rises, local governments, and commercial buildings in the state with over 30,000.
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.
Beyond third party certifications, FGBC is also a resource for the builders, developers, contractors, architects, and municipalities when considering going green.
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.
Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. For more information call (407) 777-4914, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.