FGBC, Gulf Coast Energy Network Sponsoring Sustainable Towns Planning Conference in Seaside

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SEASIDE, Fla.  – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green real estate projects and local governments in the state, and the Gulf Coast Energy Network have teamed up with industry leaders to co-host the 2021 Sustainable Town Planning workshop in Seaside, Fla., March 24 and 25.

This event will connect architects, planners, builders, developers, city/county staff, and elected officials with the latest trends and best practices in Sustainable Town Planning.

One of the highlights on March 25 will be Case Studies in Sustainable Town Planning Roundtable with FGBC members Dr. Jennifer Languell, Founder and President of Trifecta Construction Solution; Laura Cole, Senior Vice President, Lakewood Ranch and Pattie Glenn, Pattie Glenn, President/CEO, Green$mart® Companies.

The panel will be moderated by FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.

“The Sustainable Towns Planning Conference, created by the Gulf Coast Energy Network, is shaping up to be an awesome event. In-person participation will be limited to ensure a safe and socially distanced conference. Florida builders, developers and local governments continue to see the value in going “Florida Green,” said FGBC President Bill Kachman.

The workshop also includes a walking tour of Seaside on March 24 led by architect Larry Davis. The tour will be followed by a networking reception with exhibitor displays.

Other sponsors include the Seaside Institute, the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties and AIA Northwest Florida. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available.

In 2000 the non-profit FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green standards tailored specifically to Florida.

FGBC’s five certifications provide pathways to build green homes, developments, local governments, high rises, and commercial buildings. FGBC “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.

The Gulf Coast Energy Network was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of prominent business, government, and environmental leaders who promote the efficient use of energy and water resources to benefit consumers, the environment and economic growth.

Space is limited and this event is expected to sell out. To learn more or to register visit GulfCoastEnergyNetwork.org or call (904) 338-2817.

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.