The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, has announced its executive committee and board for the coming year.
Hollywood’s Barry Faske, Faske Enterprises, has been elected president. U.S. Army Major (Ret.) Bill Kachman of DeLand will serve as vice president. Katrina Locke, Sustainability and Natural Resources Director for Volusia County in Deland is the secretary and Orlando’s Jeremy Nelson of GreenGov, LLC is treasurer.
“The board’s leadership and energy has been instrumental in promoting and maintaining ‘Florida Green’ standards and programs throughout the state. The board makes policy, directs staff and has the ultimate responsibility for the advancement of our local mission to promote green building in Florida,” said FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila.
With more than 18,000 certifications to date, FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green homes, communities, commercial buildings, hi-rises and local governments in Florida. FGBC’s Florida specific certification programs are the only standards developed with climate specific criteria to address issues caused by the state’s hot-humid environment, unique topography and natural disasters
Founded in 2000, FGBC certifications provide pathways to build green homes, developments, local governments, high rises and commercial buildings. The process, including low fees, is often more affordable than other certifications. The free market aspect of FGBC certifiers also keep costs reasonable.