May 24, 2016
- PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Kessler, Premier Construction Win Parade of Homes Green Awards
- Report Highlights Green Construction Economic Impact on States' GDP
- Natural Gas Line Leaks Mapped With New High-Tech Sensor Tool
- Fleet Farming: Orlando's New Landscaping Trend
- Florida Opts to Not Seek Foreclosure-Relief Funds
- ISO 5001 Energy Standard Reduced Energy Use 30 Percent, Saved $500k
- New App Helps Design A Dementia-Friendly Home
- Miami-Dade Turns to Smart Leak Detection In A $13 Billion Infrastructure Upgrader
- Communities of Excellence Awards Showcase Environmental Achievements
- TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: Folding Mattress Keeps Gadgets Charged and Drinks Cool at the Beach
- National Zero Waste Business Conference 'Tuning in to Zero Waste' Set for June 1-4
- Community Power Network Seeks Florida Program Director
- MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Capital Group - A Green Real Estate Development Company
National Zero Waste Business Conference June 1-4
The 5th annual National Zero Waste Business Conference, Tuning in to Zero Waste, is the premier event for waste reduction at businesses and beyond. The conference, scheduled for June 1-4, 2016, is conducted by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (www.uszwbc.org) in partnership with local host and title sponsor Austin Resource Recovery in Austin, TX - a city known for great music and progressive Zero Waste actions.
Get the latest best practices from experts who are making Zero Waste a reality. Sessions focus on Zero Waste operations, economics, policies, and more. Keynote speakers include Kathy Loftus, Whole Foods Market Global Leader of Sustainable Facilities and Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response at the U.S. EPA.
Leading organizations such as Sodexo, General Motors, NRDC, Samsung, Etsy, local host Austin Resource Recovery, and others will also be sharing their Zero Waste best practices.
No matter where you are on your Zero Waste journey, the conference will provide educational resources and tools to drive your efforts. This includes an introductory Zero Waste 101 workshop, a colleges & universities workshop, and tours of local facilities including Samsung, the ESPN X Games at the Circuit of the Americas, University of Texas, and Organics by Gosh composting facility.
Professionals from all sectors (private, public, nonprofit, academia) are invited to gain practical knowledge, explore new business opportunities, and learn how to exceed waste reduction goals while cutting costs. Visit the USZWBC website (www.uszwbc.org) for more information including complete program, registration, sponsorship opportunities, tours, workshops, networking opportunities, and much more.
Special offer for FGBC network: Enter the code "nzwbc16FGBC" during registration and a set of 20% off early-bird discounted rates will appear!!! Register today! www.uszwbc.org
Interactive Map Highlights FGBC Projects
FGBC Background and Mission
The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Our mission is to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs.
FGBC was conceived and founded in the belief that green building programs will be most successful if there are clear and meaningful principles on which "green" qualification and marketing are based. We are a membership-based organization governed by a Board of Directors and corporate officers who are elected by the general membership.
The FGBC is continually finding new and innovative ways to educate builders, developers, local governments, and consumers about how to achieve a healthier, more environmentally sustainable future.
The purposes of the Florida Green Building Coalition are:
- To administer certification programs based upon the green building standards
- To award its certification mark to qualified projects
- To educate the general public, businesses, institutional and governmental bodies of the long term benefits of sustainable development and green building practices
- To encourage housing affordability by increasing building sustainability
- To stimulate statewide acquaintance and fellowship among members and others interested in green building practices
- To provide opportunities for members and other interested parties to increase their knowledge of green building practices.
2004 - Sustainable Florida 'Best Practices' Award
2013 - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) Exemplary Water-Energy Program