ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the state’s leading certifier of green projects, will be featured at this year’s Southeast Building Conference beginning Thursday at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary of being the original regional trade show, the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) – Aug. 16-17, 2018 in Kissimmee, Fla. – continues to be the place to grow the building industry.
“We are proud to celebrate this milestone with a sold-out show,” says Drew Smith, SEBC Committee Chairman, Chief Operating Officer of Two Trails Sustainable Building Consultants and FGBC member. “It’s amazing to know that what started as an idea over 40 years ago, has grown to become one of the most sought-after industry events in the Southeast.”
With a mission of education, verified third-party certifications and community outreach and advocacy since being founded in 2000, FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green homes, residential communities, high-rises, local governments and commercial buildings in the state with over 17,400.
• For the second consecutive year a “Florida Green” section of exhibits and booths will be featured in the Expo Hall. Owens Corning, the Florida Department of Health, Seacoast Bank, Gator Mat, Norbord, Delta Products Corporation, the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, the Florida Solar Energy Center and Mitsubishi Electric have joined FGBC in the section this year. The expo hall is open 10 a.m. – 5:30 on Thursday, Aug. 16 and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. Visit www.sebcshow.com for more information.
• FGBC is offering two continuing education classes during SEBC. Both are being taught by Dr. Jennifer Languell, Thur., Aug. 16. Building Green with Sustainable Profits, 9:05 – 10:05 a.m., presents the building science of integrated whole-house systems along with five key elements that represent green building construction practices. Focus will be on fitting green building practices. Guiding Principles of Energy Efficient Homes, 10:10-11:10 a.m., explains energy design considerations for very high-performance homes, including reducing whole house energy demand, heating and cooling energy demand, special mechanical system considerations, mechanical and ventilation system options, critical envelope details, solar water heating, and photovoltaic design.
• Again, this year the Florida Green Building Coalition, the Florida Solar Energy Center and Seacoast Bank are hosting an SEBC “Florida Green” Networking Reception from 5-7 p.m. Thur. Aug. 16 in St. George 106 at the Gaylord Palms. A limited supply of complimentary tickets is available at the FGBC Booth #331. Door prize courtesy of Seacoast Bank.
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 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.
The Southeast Building Conference represents a powerful business-building opportunity for companies that want to reach the huge home building market in the South. During the two-day expo, builders and members of the industry will experience companies boasting their latest products in exhibits covering nearly 100,000 square feet of hall space.
Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. For more information contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org call (407) 777-4919.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA GREEN BUILDING COALITION
The Florida Green Building Coalition is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida. To date it has over 17,400 residential, commercial, high-rise, land developments, local governments participating in its certification programs. 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. The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation founded in 2000 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 about the FGBC “Florida Green” certification programs visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.
Mike Bonts Public Relations