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Make Your Older Home More Energy
Efficient and Comfortable. 
A Cost-Effective Energy Renovation
Will Pay For Itself!

An amazing, collaborative-partner project has taken place in the USGBC Northern Gulf Coast Region over the course of the past 10 months -- creation of a website and a treasure trove of educational how-to videos that show owners, buyers and families living in older homes how to save money while improving comfort, conserving energy, and helping the environment.  Please review the short video below to learn what the project has to offer, and please access the links below and at right to learn more about the Energy Renovation Demonstration Home project.

Thanks to Our Sponsors and Partners

This project has been a labor of love for the volunteer leaders of USGBC Northern Gulf Coast, as well as its partners. Particular acknowledgment is extended to the companies and volunteers listed below who have made up the project team, and most especially to Gulf Power for its donation of time, talent and funding. It's estimated that more than 500 hours have been put into this project! Please click on the links provided to learn more about these stalwart contributors.
Gulf PowerPensacola State CollegeEvergreen Energy Initiative
Mick Donovan (Evergreen Energy Initiative) Natasha Reynolds (Gulf Power)
Heather Madison (Gulf Power)
Tony Grahame (Pensacola State College)Philipp Geier (Gulf Power)Jeff Hatch (Gulf Power)
David Butler (Loxley Hawk)Kelsey Sack (Gulf Power)USGBC Florida

Questions for Our Experts & Resources for Products and Northern Gulf Coast Contractors and Presenters

Many of the lessons learned in the videos put the home project in question in your lap -- most all are very do-able!  If you are in the greater Pensacola area and are interested in contacting contractors and presenters featured in the videos, click here.  If you have questions regarding the NGC's Energy Renovation For Your Home project, contact Mick Donovan.

We Need Your Support!

USGBC Florida and its seven Regions across the Sunshine State, including the Gulf Coast Region, is a nonprofit (501[c][3]) organization. When you donate to USGBC Florida, you are helping your local community. The educational programming we provide on a monthly basis attracts local people who are concerned, just like you are, about sustainability, conservation, resiliency and green building. They use that knowledge to improve the world around them, which means it improves your world, too. Our USGBC Florida Chapter can provide that education because of the generosity of individuals and companies that sponsor programs and our nonprofit organization. If you are interested in having your company associated with the Energy Renovation For Your Home project, please contact Lee Cooke.

Click on the Green Home Image Above to Access the Website!

Why Renovate?

In the USA, homes account for about 25% of our total energy consumption. The average older home in America wastes about 20% of its energy. And energy is usually the second-highest homeowner cost after the mortgage.​

Cost-effective energy renovations can simultaneously:

  • ​Reduce energy consumption
  • Improve comfort
  • Save money
  • Help the environment

And best of all ... incorporating easy energy-saving actions can pay for your renovations! 

All views expressed or inferred in workshops, seminars, classes, presentations, videos and meetings publicized through the USGBC Florida Chapter's website are solely those views of the instructors, lecturers and presenters, who are solely responsible for any content contained in their presentations, and such views and any conclusions drawn do not represent and cannot be interpreted or inferred to represent the views or recommendations, including note of contractors for service, of the USGBC Florida Chapter. 

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