FGBC announces highest scoring green certified projects

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The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) recently announced recipients of the 2015 Green Achievement Awards for green building and sustainability excellence during its annual GreenTrends Conference in Orlando in mid-November.

The awards are based on the highest scoring project during the previous calendar year. Categories recognize single- and multi-family residential projects, commercial and high-rise residential buildings, land developments, and local government operations.

With more than 11,000 residential units, 20 million sq. ft. of commercial and high-rise buildings, 79 local governments, and 62 land developments participating in its programs, the FGBC  continues to be the leading certifier of green projects in Florida, the group says.

Category winners are:

Highest Scoring Certified Green High-Rise Residential Building

Evernia Place

Location: West Palm Beach
Builder: Eastwind Development, Palm Beach Gardens
Architect: Song & Associates, West Palm Beach

Highest Scoring Certified Commercial Building

Harold Park Baseball Field Concession Stand

Location: Port Charlotte
Builder: Owen Ames Kimball, Inc – Punta Gorda
Architect: ADG Architecture – Punta Gorda
Owner: Charlotte County

Highest Scoring Certified Green Local Government

Five local governments achieved the FGBC Green Local Government Certification:
City of Palm Bay
City of Tamarac
City of Tampa
Town of Jupiter
Manatee County

The winner in the Highest Scoring County category is:

Manatee County
Gold Level
Score: 44%

The winner in the Highest Scoring City category is:

City of Tampa
Gold Level
Score 51.7%

Highest Scoring Home Category

Taking first place for the Highest Scoring FGBC Certified Green Home in the state was:

Habitat for Humanity of Sarasota

For: 790 Dedication Court in Nokomis
Score: 245 (out of 100-point minimum requirement)
Platinum Level

In the Highest Scoring Home Category, the Top 10 contenders were:

Builder Home City Score

Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
· 1336 Victoria Street Tallahassee 206
Dah Builders
· 834 15th Avenue New Smyrna Beach 205
Green Key Village
· 1262 Fiesta Key Circle Lady Lake 204
· 1167 Fiesta Key Circle Lady Lake 203
· 1172 Fiesta Key Circle Lady Lake 203
· 1177 Fiesta Key Circle Lady Lake 203

Habitat for Humanity of Sarasota
· 790 Dedication Court Nokomis 245
· 776 Dedication Court Nokomis 241
· 780 Dedication Court Nokomis 241
· 786 Dedication Court Nokomis 241

Most Homes Certified
FGBC certified 2,378 homes last year, with a total of 80 builders participating in the FGBC Green Home certification program.

Winner of the FGBC Green Builder of the Year award for most homes certified in the Single-Family category went to

Neal Communities
Lakewood Ranch
Homes Certified: 445

The Top Five Builders based on Most Homes Certified – Single-Family Category were:

Builder City # of Homes

Florida Home Partnership Ruskin 122
Neal Communities Lakewood Ranch 445
Premier Construction & Development Tallahassee 55
Taylor Morrison Sarasota 180
William Ryan Homes Tampa 77

The FGBC Green Builder of the Year – For Most Homes Certified in the Multi-Family Category is:

Atlantic Housing Partners
Winter Park
Homes Certified: 393

The Top 5 Builders based on Most Homes Certified – in the Multi-Family Category were:

Builder City # of Homes

Atlantic Housing Partners Winter Park 393
Contravest Builders Altamonte Springs 330
Santos Isle Ltd. West Palm Beach 50
Walker & Company, Inc Winter Park 68
Wolgast Corporation Saginaw, MI 80

Certifying Agent of the Year

The leading Certifying Agents based on total number of homes certified were, in alphabetical order:
Gary Carmack…………. All Elements Mechanical…………………………… Orlando
Randy Conn……………. ES Green & Company………………………….. Tallahassee
Lisa Pearcy……………… All Elements Mechanical…………………………… Orlando
Drew Smith…………….. Two Trails, Inc………………………………………… Sarasota
Joseph Weaver…………. Cool Green Consulting……………………… Apollo Beach

The FGBC Certifying Agent of the Year, with an amazing 949 homes went to:

Drew Smith
Two Trails, Inc.
Sarasota

Volunteer of the Year

Each year the FGBC selects a volunteer of the year, based on nominations received from the general membership. This award honors an extraordinary FGBC member for their passionate belief in the mission of FGBC and for their contributions to its success.

The FGBC Volunteers of the Year was awarded to:

Deirdre Irwin………. St. Johns River Water Management District………. Palatka

Mentor of the Year

The Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated their ability to be an outstanding role model and who unselfishly shares their expertise with others in the field to encourage competency and career development to enhance the public image of those representing the Florida Green Building Coalition.

The FGBC Mentor of the Year was awarded to:

Randy Conn…………. ES Green & Company…………………………………….. Tallahassee

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