Florida Green Building Coalition Offering Certifying Agent Class in October

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green residential and commercial construction, land developments, local governments in the state is offering the Certifying Agent (CA) Designation class Oct. 22-23 at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa, Fla.

As more builders and developers go green, Certifying Agents evaluate homes based on the “Florida Green” Home Designation Standard. It’s also a personal endeavor for industry professionals who want to validate their understanding of green building and increase their marketability – as the popularity of going green in Florida increases.

“This is an opportunity for professionals in the residential construction industry to add the CA designation to their resume as well as put their skills to work and definitely a plus for people looking to do work in Florida’s emerging green home market,” noted FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.

The two-day training on green building techniques gives CA’s the ability to evaluate a home with respect to the criteria contained in the FGBC residential standard. FGBC Certifying Agents receive a certificate and identification card verifying their credentials

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.

“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.

CA requirements include one-year experience in the residential construction industry and completion of the Florida Green Home Certification Training and exam offered by FGBC and the FSEC.

Successful CA backgrounds include residential trade contractor or builder experience either on the jobsite or in management, superintendent, home inspector or certified energy rater, residential design or architectural work and residential land development management.

Learn more about becoming an FGBC Certifying Agent at https://secure.fsec.ucf.edu/fsecstore/do/product/FGHC.

Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. For more information on becoming an FGBC Certifying Agent contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at (407) 777-4914, or email info@floridagreenbuilding.org or visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.