Florida Green Building Coalition Accepting Scholarship Applications – Deadline to Apply is April 15

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ORLANDO, Fla.  (March 1, 2021) — The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects and local governments in the state, has announced the application deadline for its statewide scholarship program created for deserving students pursuing careers in the green built environment or related sustainability studies.

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

Celebrating its 21st year, the non-profit FGBC has certified over 25,000 projects “Florida Green” since being founded. Scholarships like this, now in its fifth year, promote educational opportunities for individuals to build successful construction careers within the green building industry.

This year FGBC will be offering three $1,000 scholarships. Applications are due by April 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Finalists will be announced in the Spring.

“This is a great opportunity for the prospective next generation of green building and sustainable professionals in Florida. We see it as our role to encourage Florida’s youth to pursue careers in sustainability,” said FGBC President Bill Kachman. “The scholarship program is part of the FGBC mission to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through community outreach, industry education and certification programs.”

Each award recipient will also receive a complimentary FGBC membership for one year and invited to participate on FGBC committees and events.

To apply visit https://www.floridagreenbuilding.org/scholarships

FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green residential and commercial construction, local governments, communities in the state.

Unlike USGBC LEED, Green Globes, and other standards, FGBC “Florida Green” takes a scientific approach developed with state-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid environment, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters.

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) 777-4920.

About the Florida Green Building Coalition

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation founded in 2000 and dedicated to improving the built environment. Its mission is “to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs.” FGBC certification programs are the only standards developed with climate specific criteria to address issues caused by Florida’s hot-humid environment and natural disasters. Currently, FGBC is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida. FGBC’s membership is comprised of individuals and businesses from all areas of the building industry, including research, design, materials, products, construction, inspection, marketing, finance, and public advocates.  For more information about the FGBC “Florida Green” certification programs visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.

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