Lennar Homes, Neal Communities Earn FGBC ‘Green Achievement’ Awards

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Babcock Ranch, Alys Beach, City of Deland and Osceola County also honored

ORLANDO, Fla.  –  The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, has announced its “Green Achievement” award winners at their annual luncheon in Orlando.

 “Congratulations to this year’s finalists and winners. The competitive awards, based on green certification scores, recognize residential and commercial projects, as well as land developments and local governments, for exceptional sustainability achievements in a number of well-defined categories,” said FGBC President Barry Faske.

  • Multi-Family Builder of the Year – Most Homes Certified: Lennar Homes Southwest Florida
  • Single-Family Builder of the Year – Most Homes Certified: Neal Communities
  • Highest Scoring Multi-Family Home: Keys Affordable Development LLC
  • Highest Scoring Single-Family Home: Alys Beach Construction
  • Highest Scoring Commercial Project: Indian River County GoLine Transfer Hub
  • Highest Scoring High-Rise Residential Project: Artisan Apartment Homes
  • FGBC First Platinum High-Rise Residential: Grand Palms Apartments
  • Highest Scoring Land Development: Babcock Ranch
  • Highest Scoring Local Government (City): DeLand
  • Highest Scoring Local Government (County): Osceola
  • Certifying Agent of the Year: Ryan McCracken, SkyeTec

“Our members continue to be dedicated to improving the green built environment, sustainability and promoting its positive environmental, social and economic impact in our state,” said FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.

Projects are visited, reviewed and certified by a third-party green verifier. With over 19,000 certifications since being founded in 2000, FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green residential and commercial construction, residential communities and local governments in the state.

Unlike other national and international certifications, FGBC are only standards developed with Florida-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid climate, environment, unique topography, geology and natural disasters.

FGBC’s five certifications provide pathways to build green homes, developments, local governments, high rises and commercial buildings. The process, including low fees, is often more affordable than other certifications.  The free market aspect of FGBC certifiers also keep costs reasonable.

Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. For more information contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at info@floridagreen.org, visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org call (407) 777-4919.