Ralph Locke and Jeremy Nelson
The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, announced its Annual “Florida Green” Award winners:
Single-Family Builder of the Year: Neal Communities, Sarasota, Fla.
Multi-Family Builder of the Year: Atlantic Housing Partners LLLP, Winter Park, Fla.
Certified Single-Family Green Home, Highest Score: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, 343 Sunset Beach Dr., Venice, Fla.
Certified Multi-Family Green Home, Highest Score: Keys Affordable Development LLC, 624 73rd St. Ocean, Marathon, Fla.
Certified Green Commercial Building, Highest Score: City of Celebration, Fla., Celebration Community Development District Facility
Certified Green High-Rise Residential, Highest Score: Wendover Housing Partners, Heritage Village at Longwood Building A & Building B, Longwood, Fla.
Certified Florida Green County Government, Highest Score: Orange County, Fla.
Certified Florida Green City Government, Highest Score: Bonita Springs, Fla.
Certifying Agent of the Year: Drew Smith, Parrish, Fla., Two Trails
Volunteer of the Year: Ralph Locke, Deland, Fla., Environmental Construction & Consulting Inc.
In addition to the awards, new FGBC board members include Claire E. Lewis, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Coordinator, University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville; Richard C. Lightner III, Key West; Mary Tappouni, President, Breaking Ground Contracting, Jacksonville and Jeannette Moore, Real Estate Broker, Green Florida Properties, St. Augustine.
Alan Marshall (left), Orange County; Lisa Pearcy, 15 Lightyears; Jessica McPhillips, Keys Affordable Development; Lynn Edmondson, Wendover Management, Kate Berman, FCM Engineering, Floyd McCollum, Celebration Community Development District, and Emily Schlansky, FCM Engineering accepted awards for "Florida Green" building from the Florida Green Building Coalition at the annual meeting in Orlando.
FGBC has certified over 16,400 commercial buildings, single-family and multifamily homes, residential developments, high-rise residential buildings as well as Florida municipalities.
Being local, FGBC certification programs are the only standards developed with climate specific criteria to address issues caused by Florida’s hot-humid environment and natural disasters.
Great partners like Florida Solar Energy Center, Florida Water Star, the Florida Home Builders Association, local Home Builders Associations, and the state’s best builders, developers, architects, designers and Realtors along with forward thinking city and county governments have helped FGBC promote a state of sustainability since 2000.
The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Its mission is "to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs."
For more information contact Executive Director C. J. Davila at (407) 777-4920 or visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.