Florida Green Building Coalition Offering Free How-to Presentation for Counties Interested in Going Green

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PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 25, 2021) – Going Green? In Florida your county has a choice.

Join the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading “green” certification agency for local governments, for a free, informative, and educational on-line session on how counties can become “Florida Green” through a proven program that scores counties in terms of categories.

Panelists include C. J. Davila, Executive Director, Florida Green Building Coalition; Katrina Locke, Sustainability and Resilience Manager, Volusia County; Claire Lewis, Florida-Friendly Communities Statewide Coordinator, UF/IFAS and Eric Caplan, Manager, Energy, Sustainability & Buildings, Property Management, Manatee County.

Key take-a-ways from this presentation include:

  • How to leverage certification into sustainable grant opportunities.
  • How to implement local strategies focused on improving environmental performance and sustainability.
  • Hear about improving sustainability through energy, water, air, land, and reducing waste, pollution, and carbon emissions.
  • Learn about the FGBC Green Certification process, checklist, and fees.
  • How the “Florida Focused” program is developed with local specific criteria.
  • How FGBC are the only standards to address Florida’s unique topography, hot-humid distinctive environment, resiliency, and natural disasters.

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The FGBC Green Local Government program is truly unique within the United States. It creates an environment of communication and coordination among different departments while streamlining processes, decreasing redundancies, and generating new approaches toward sustainability and resource preservation.

‘We are excited to offer this in-depth overview of the FGBC Local Government certification program. We are also available to make presentations to county commissioners, building officials, staff and community groups interested in learning more about becoming a “Florida Green” county,” noted FGBC President William “Bill Kachman.

Over two decades ago FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green building standards tailored specifically to Florida.

FGBC “Florida Green” standards take a scientific approach and were 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) 777-4914.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA GREEN BUILDING COALITION

The non-profit Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is the state’s leading certifier of green homes, buildings, communities, and local governments. In 2000 FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green standards tailored specifically to Florida. To date it has certified over 26,000 residential, commercial, high-rise, land developments and local governments participating in its certification programs. FGBC certification programs are the only standards developed with state specific criteria to address Florida’s hot-humid environment, climate, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters. Visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.

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