Florida Green Building Coalition Announces 2023 Senior Leadership, Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 17, 2023) – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the state’s leading certifier of green residential and commercial construction, land developments and local governments has announced its 2023 Senior Officers and Board of Directors.
Senior officers are President, Kyle Abney, Abney + Abney Green Solutions, Palm City; Treasurer Mary Tappouni, Breaking Ground Contracting, Jacksonville; President-Elect Bill Kachman, U.S. Army Major (Ret.), DeLand and Immediate Past-President Ralph Locke, Environmental Construction and Consulting, Inc, DeLand.
2023 FGBC board members include:
Jim Barnes, Village of Wellington, Wellington; Mike Bonts, Mike Bonts PR, Jacksonville; Ron Carpenter, Carpenter Homes, Tampa; Peggy Christ, Bee Green Realty LLC, Bradenton; Jane Conn, ES Green & Company LLC, Tallahassee; C.J. Davila, Florida Green Building Coalition, St. Petersburg; Arturo Griego, G3 AEC, Miami; Cindy Hall, Eco Solutions Marketing, Jensen Beach; Deirdre Irwin, St. John River Water Management District; Lara Kuleshova, City of Tallahassee, FHBA Liaison; Mike Rogers, Southern Advocacy Group, Tallahassee.
Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. Contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at info@floridagreenbuilding.org, visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org or call (407) 777-4914.


FGBC was conceived and founded in the belief that green building programs will be most successful if there are clear and meaningful principles on which “green” qualification and marketing are based.

FGBC is a membership-based organization governed by a Board of Directors and corporate officers who are elected by the general membership.

The FGBC is continually finding new and innovative ways to educate builders, developers, local governments, architects and consumers about how to achieve a healthier, more environmentally sustainable future.

FGBC goals include:

  • Administer certification programs based upon five green building standards
  • Award its certification mark to qualified projects
  • Educate the general public, businesses, institutional and governmental bodies of the long term benefits of sustainable development and green building practices
  • Encourage housing affordability by increasing building sustainability
  • Stimulate a partnership with other organizations and groups interested in green building practices
  • Provide opportunities to increase their knowledge of green building practices.

Over 29,000 projects have been certified “Florida Green” since 2000.

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

Five Certification Standards

Single-Family Homes

Local Governments (City and County)

Land Developments (Communities and Neighborhoods)

Commercial Buildings


Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. Contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at (407) 777-4914, or email info@floridagreenbuilding.org or visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.

In partnership with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is posting the FHBA Hurricane Preparation and Resources Guide for builders, developers and contractors.

An additional Hurricane Checklist (Courtesy of Louisiana AGC) is also available.

Builders, developers and contractors need to prepare for the worst when storms pose a threat to their job sites and have a plan for dealing with the ramifications after a storm passes.