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EVERY DAY USGBC Florida positively impacts all over the State through awareness, education, market transformation and policy advancement.

The USGBC Florida Chapter's members and volunteers affect positive change through ...

Awareness

We create demand for healthy, high-performing, resilient buildings through robust outreach programs that foster dialogue, continuous learning, and positive change. Our goal is to meet a community, population, sector and organization where they currently are in their sustainability journey, and help them find the right path for their situation.

Education

We supply high-quality, first-class green-building education to individuals, practitioners and owners to meet growing demand and to make sure green professionals have the latest and greatest information.

Market Transformation

Green building has greatly transformed large parts of the market from transparency in products and their ingredients to commissioning and making sure buildings perform at a high level. Through market incentives, benchmarking and innovation, we plan to achieve even further transformation by finding solutions to tough problems and creating many business and job opportunities along the way.

Policy Advancement

By nudging, incentivizing and providing choices to the market, we advance smart policies. Property Assessed Clean Energy and Sustainable Building Ordinance adoption encourages healthier, higher-performing buildings to be built. Greening the Multiple Listing Services highlights the green features in a home, helping with differentiation and market stimulation. Green Apple Day of Service city proclamations recognize the importance of green schools, green teachers and green families. And much more...

Through our amazing network of members and volunteers, USGBC Florida has achieved the following: 
  • Helped pass Solar Amendment 4
  • Helped defeat misleading Solar Amendment 1
  • Completed 150+ Green Apple Day of Service projects at local schools
  • Founded the Green Veterans initiative
  • Helped pass five Sustainable Building Ordinances
  • Helped create five Green Multiple Listing Service databases
  • Launched the LiveSMART (Sustainable Materials and Resources Trailer) initiative to educate 30,000 people a year about energy and water efficiency, green building and sustainable living.
  • Educated more than 200+ businesses on Energy Star training
  • Screened 17 documentaries about environmental issues, fostering dialogue and awareness through the power of film
  • Helped hundreds of renters and homeowners be smart, sustainable consumers to green their homes and product and service choices.
  • Helped numerous fellow nonprofits green their operations and create healthier places to work and help their clients.  We are especially proud of helping the Women's Residential Counseling Center in Orlando and the Boy Scouts and Daniel Memorial in Jacksonville.
  • Offer 250+ presentations annually throughout the Sunshine State about green building
  • Collaborate with many partners and organizations 
  • Convene and foster conversation about big issues facing our State including resiliency, sea level rise, solar, climate change, water quality and supply, clean energy, municipal climate action and sustainability plans ... and much more.
  • Support and help personally and professionally 1,500+ members 

GREEN CONSTRUCTION IS A MAJOR ECONOMIC DRIVER

2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study by Booz Allen Hamilton finds green construction is a major U.S. economic driver.


LEED IN FLORIDA

LEED Achievements

Searchable list of Florida LEED Project Profiles 
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LEED ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD

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