ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, is a co-sponsor of the National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Nov. 13-14 at the Orange County Convention Center.
The highly successful NFMT Baltimore was launched in 2001 by the publishers of Building Operating Management and Facility Maintenance Decisions magazines.
In 2015 NFMT Orlando followed as to be a companion event, serving the Southeast. The event offers free facility management education, networking and product discovery to facilities professionals.
NFMT Orlando attendees can elevate their facility management skills with over 40 dynamic conference sessions, 14 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) and six conference tracks to help plan a personalized agenda over the two days.
“NFMT Orlando is a premier facilities management event, providing insightful and informative education as well as an expo hall of suppliers showcasing the latest products to aid in making a building better. And going ‘Florida Green’ is a big part of that” noted FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.
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 building in Florida. Since then over 20,900 projects have been certified as “Florida Green.”
Educational topics include Energy Management, Asset Management, Technology Trends, Safety and Security Management and Business Management.
NFMT Orlando is held at the Orange County Convention Center located on International Drive. Conveniently located in the center of I-Drive, it is within walking distance to resorts, entertainment, shopping, bars and restaurants.
FGBC’s five standards provide pathways to certify commercial buildings, homes, developments, local governments and high rises “Florida Green.”
National standards like USGBC LEED and Green Globes also move contractors towards environmentally friendly building. However, “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.
“FGBC’s standards are powerful because they complement one another,” according to Davila. “Together, they can transform buildings into environmentally sustainable places.”
NFMT Orlando registration is free and includes a choice of more than 40 conference sessions, admittance to the expo hall and all networking events including the opening networking party. For information and registration visit www.nfmt.com/orlando.
Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. Contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at (407) 777-4914, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.