ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the state’s leading certifier of green residential and commercial construction and local governments, has announced their 2020 Annual Achievement Awards winners for Builder of the Year, Highest Scoring Projects, and Certifying Agent of the Year.
Two decades ago, FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green standards tailored specifically to Florida.
Beyond third party certifications, FGBC is also a resource for the builders, developers, contractors, architects, and municipalities when considering going green.
Points are awarded by FGBC for each of the individual green certifying levels – bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Numerical points are given for selecting and integrating individual environmentally friendly green products, best practices, and sustainable techniques from a menu of available green options.
Builder of the Year
Most Single-Family Homes Certified – Pulte Group, Bonita Springs, FL (602)
Most Multifamily Homes Certified – Ability Housing, Jacksonville, FL (246)
Highest Scoring Projects
Single-Family Home – Alys Beach Construction (252), 25 Whalebone Alley, Alys Beach, FL
Multi-Family Home – EGCD Development LLC (256), 20 Mark Twain Lane, No. 200, Alys Beach, FL
High Rise Residential -Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch (196), 7230 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL
Commercial – University of Florida IFAS Bee Unit Facility (217), 1881 Natural Area Dr. Gainesville, FL
Local Florida Government – City of Oldsmar (54.6)
Certifying Agent of the Year
Drew Smith, Two Trails Inc., Parrish, FL (1,073 homes)
Unlike national and international certifications like USGBC LEED and Green Globes, “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.
Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. For more information call (407) 777-4920, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.
Mike Bonts Public Relations