Florida Green Building Coalition honors top 15 home builders

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The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) has selected the state’s top 15 builders of sustainable homes to honor as part of the group’s 15th anniversary celebration.

“These builders are being recognized for their conscientious green building efforts in creating healthier and safer homes and a more sustainable Florida,” said Suzanne Cook, executive director of FGBC. “As FGBC marks its 15th anniversary, we’re pleased to salute their contributions to creating more resilient communities and protecting Florida’s natural resources.”

FGBC certified homes complete a technically rigorous building assessment and construction process to promote design and construction practices that reduce the negative environmental impacts of the building, improve occupant health and well-being, and reduce operating costs for the owner.

The Top 15 builders, selected based on the number of FGBC certifications, will be recognized at GreenTrends, the annual two-day conference that brings together green building industry leaders throughout the state to shape policies and practices for the industry. The 2015 GreenTrends Conference will be held Nov. 12-13 in Orlando.

Florida’s Top 15 Green Home Builders are:

  • Atlantic Housing Partners, Winter Park
  • Contravest Management Company, Altamonte Springs
  • FLF Holdings, Jupiter
  • Florida Home Partnership, Ruskin
  • K. Hovnanian Homes, Tampa
  • Kimball Hill Homes, Bradenton
  • Lee Wetherington Homes, Sarasota
  • Minto Communities, Coconut Creek
  • Neal Communities, Sarasota
  • Premier Construction & Development, Tallahassee
  • Southern Crafted Homes, Land O’ Lakes
  • Taylor Morrison Homes, Sarasota
  • WCI Communities, Bonita Springs
  • William Ryan Homes, Tampa
  • ZOM Development, Ft. Lauderdale

Honorees listed in alphabetic order.

The FGBC says it is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida. Its certification programs are the only standards developed with climate-specific criteria to address issues caused by Florida’s hot-humid environment and natural disasters.

More than 10,500 residential units, 19 million-sq. ft. of commercial and high-rise space, 60 land development projects, and 79 local governments have participated in FGBC certification programs.

The FGBC standards are recognized by the Florida League of Cities, Florida League of Mayors, and the Florida Home Builders Association, and specified in law as meeting the requirement for the construction of new government buildings.

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