FGBC Recognized on its 20th Anniversary at Sustainable Florida Forum

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ORLANDO – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) was recognized last month at the Sustainable Florida Forum in Orlando.

FGBC Education Committee Chairman Ralph Locke made a presentation to to the well-attended forum on the accomplishments and mission of FGBC over the past 20 years.

After welcoming remarks by Michael Hewett, Chair, Sustainable Florida, the forum heard from Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, former Chief Resilience Officer, State of Florida.

The forum was held on the campus of the University of Central Florida. With resiliency becoming the framework for discussing how to best create a more sustainable future for our state, Sustainable Florida prepared a program sustainable professionals across the region.

Other scheduled presenters included Chris Castro, Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando, Jenifer Rupert, Resilience Coordinator, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council,  Jeff Benavides, Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer, Orange County, Doug Coward, Executive Director, Solar & Energy Loan Fund (SELF), James Byrne, Director of Strategy and Policy, The Nature Conservancy and David Overfield, Department of Health, Orange County.

UCF Sustainability Initiatives Leading the Way was the presentation topic of David Norvell, P.E., Assistant Vice President, Administrative Affairs, Facilities and Safety, University of Central Florida.

Jim Bacchus, Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and the Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity, University of Central Florida spoke on The Economy and Environment – A Global Perspective.

The forum was co-hosted by Sustainability Initiatives team at the University of Central Florida where students and faculty joined in the conversation.