PALM CITY, Fla. – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, has announced that Kyle Abney, CGC, Principal at Abney + Abney Green Solutions has joined the board of directors.
“We welcome someone with Kyle’s experience, knowledge and dedication to the board as more developers, owners, contractors and architects consider the Florida Green standard for their certifying their homes and residential communities,” noted FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.
Abney has over ten years of experience with sustainable design and construction, He is a green building pioneer in the state of Florida. His background allows for “real world” knowledge to set and achieve realistic goals in green building projects that are high performance and cost effective.
Having experience with the FGBC Green Home, Florida Green Commercial and Florida Green Local Government standards, and the NAHB Research Center’s National Green Building Standard, Abney is also knowledgeable of all the various certifications available for both commercial and residential projects in Florida.
“Kyle brings a unique perspective to green building and sustainability initiatives. He represents in his work and integrated approach the successful merger of his design education and construction experience,” noted FGBC President Barry Faske.
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.
Unlike national and international certifications, “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.
Beyond third party certifications, FGBC is also a resource for the builders and developers when considering going green
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