Florida Green Building Coalition
In 2000 the non-profit Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green standards tailored specifically to Florida. Since then over 23,000 projects have been certified as “Florida Green”
National green certification standards like USGBC LEED and Green Globes also move contractors and communities towards environmentally friendly construction. However, “Florida Green” standards take a scientific approach and are developed with state-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid environment, climate, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters.
FGBC’s five standards provide pathways to build green homes, developments, local governments, high rises, and commercial buildings. Visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.