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Welcome to the U.S. Green Building Council in Florida!

We are a mission-oriented, pro-business, non-partisan nonprofit (501[c][3]) organization dedicated to achieving a One Green Florida within this generation. We will achieve a sustainable Florida through awareness, education and market transformation initiatives, as well as direct action.  

By making every building -- where we spend 90% of our time and use 60% of our energy -- healthy and high performing, great strides will be achieved in job creation, improving the economy, human health, and reducing harm to the natural environment.

USGBC Florida is made up of members and volunteers predominantly in the professions involved in building who are donating their time, expertise and passion to make our schools, workplaces and homes the best they can be -- from resilient and energy and water efficient to having no toxins or waste.

We invite you take some time to explore more about what we are up to and consider joining, partnering, volunteering and/or sharing our efforts with others who would be interested in our volunteer family. Here are some quick highlights of items to check out:


USGBC Florida Board of Directors (February 2016)

Left to right: Mike Hess (President), Sandra Lee (Treasurer), Tim Center, Michael Carlson (Secretary), Theresa Spurling-Wood, Paul Shahriari, Chris Castro, Mark Gelfo (Vice President), Bahar Armaghani, and Anthony Alfonso (General Counsel). Missing from picture: Robyn Flowers and Kelly Wieczorek


Merger -- 2016

The seven former Chapters in Florida have combined the talents and strengths of our remarkable volunteers and staff into a single statewide nonprofit (501[c][3]) USGBC organization that will benefit not only our local communities, but all of Florida.  Welcome to the USGBC Florida Chapter!

Far more than operational efficiencies gained, the merger, which was studied and created over the course of four years by volunteer leadership across the Sunshine State, will allow local volunteers and members more time to focus on mission and implementing sustainability and green-building initiatives in local communities and across the State of Florida. Amongst many benefits, USGBC Florida will realize:

  • Better allocation of resources, greater efficiencies and less duplication, and a more powerful marketing and communications presence.
  • More and stronger programs and green-building education. 
  • Improved member services
  • Stronger policy advancement and advocacy.
  • Continued oversight of local programming by regional Boards, strengthening outreach and engagement, advocacy and education, visibility and stature.
  • Heightened exposure for sponsors and partners.

The volunteer leadership of the new USGBC Florida Chapter invites you to explore our website and join us in advancing dialogue, knowledge and market transformation in the sustainable environment. We encourage you to join our member ranks and volunteer family, and we thank you for your overall support. If we can be of any assistance whatsoever, please reach out to us at info@usgbcflorida.org.

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