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For Immediate Release

Date: January 27, 2017
For Immediate Release

Contact: Suzanne B. Cook, CAE
PH: 850-894-3422

Mike Bonts
MBPR Group

FGBC Scholarship Cycle Opens for 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 27, 2017) — For the second year, the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state,  is funding a statewide scholarship program for deserving individuals pursuing careers in green building, design or related sustainability disciplines.

Scholarships are valued at $1,000 per year for each recipient and can be renewed for up to four years. Applications are due by March 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. To apply online, visit the Florida Green Building Coalition website Click on the LEARN tab and select SCHOLARSHIPS. 

Finalists will be announced in the May 2017 and awards presented prior to summer vacation. Scholarship recipients will be recognized by industry professionals at FGBC events. Each scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary FGBC membership for one year and be invited to participate in FGBC committees and events.

Scholarships like this promote educational opportunities for individuals to build successful construction careers within the green building industry.

For more information or to apply for an “FGBC Green Build It. Live It” scholarship, please visit

About the Florida Green Building Coalition
The Florida Green Building Coalition is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida. To date it has 13,700 residential, over 24 million s.f. of commercial and high-rise, 53 land developments, and 86 local governments participating in its certification programs. FGBC certification programs are the only standards developed with climate specific criteria to address issues caused by Florida’s hot-humid environment and natural disasters.

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation founded in 2000 dedicated to improving the built environment. Its mission is "to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs." For more information about the FGBC “Florida Green” certification programs visit