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Florida set a new record in 2015 by welcoming 105 million tourists to enjoy our beautiful beaches, awesome culture, incredible weather, amazing food, gorgeous scenery, and unique, out-of-this-world entertainment options. The Sunshine State's hospitality and tourism economy encompasses transportation, events, catering, lodging, entertainment, restaurants, recreation and services for travelers and residents alike. 

The hospitality and tourism economy are the State's largest industry and generator of jobs -- 1.2 million in 2015. It's beyond huge ... and therefore critical for our State's future. And it needs to get greener. Show more...

The goal of the Sustainable Tourism Initiative for USGBC Florida is to be a catalyst for the transformation of these industries through the way buildings and properties are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of Florida life, as well as visitor and guest experiences, by:

  • Connecting regional and statewide organization toward a united message and mission.
  • Providing educational opportunities.
  • Establishing the Chapter as a technical resource.
  • Promoting sustainable practices that are in line with the LEED Rating Systems.

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