DUNEDIN, Fla. – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) has recognized the City of Dunedin’s outstanding environmental stewardship by again designating it as a Certified Green Local Government at the Platinum level.
FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila presented the city with their certification at the November City Commission meeting at Dunedin City Hall.
“Congratulations to Dunedin. The administration and staff have shown their steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship. The city continues to monitor and track usage in city buildings to look for opportunities for conservation and increased energy efficiency. And develop and enact policies and ordinances to accomplish some environmental objectives.,” noted Davila.
The success of the FGBC local government program emanates from the fact that there is a sizeable and compelling return on investment for any municipality thus reducing the cost to taxpayers. To date 78 local governments have participated in the program.
The recertification effort was spearheaded by Natalie Henley, City of Dunedin, Sustainability Program Coordinator, the Committee on Environmental Quality, and key contributing staff from several departments.
The Florida Green Building Coalition was formed in 2000 and is the leading certifying agency for local governments and green building in the state having just surpassed 29,000 projects.
Dunedin received points or “credit” for activities, ordinances, and programs that improve the city’s environmental performance in the areas of energy, water, air, land, and waste and recycling.
For more information about Dunedin Sustainability Program and green initiatives, visit their website at www.dunedingov.com and look for the Green Dunedin tab in the About Dunedin section.
Mike Bonts Public Relations