ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green residential and commercial construction and local governments in the state, has announced the latest recipients for its statewide scholarship program created for deserving students pursuing careers in the green built environment or related sustainability studies.
Emma Pritchett, Tampa, Fla. – University of South Florida, Architecture
Jerome Small, West Palm Beach, Fla. – University of Florida, Forestry/Surveying
Thomas Markee, Jacksonville, Fla. – University of North Florida, Construction Management
FGBC launched the statewide scholarship program in 2016. This year FGBC offered three $1,000 scholarships. Each recipient will also receive a complimentary FGBC membership for one year and invited to participate on FGBC committees and events.
“Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients. Also, thanks of the FGBC scholarship committee that reviewed the applications,” said FGBC President Bill Kachman. “Supporting the future of our industry by helping connect students with educational opportunities elevates us all. The energy and talent they bring to their academics and community set them apart as future leaders.
The non-profit FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green building standards tailored specifically to Florida. FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green residential and commercial construction, local governments, communities in the state with over 25,000 green certified projects since 2000.
Unlike USGBC LEED, Green Globes, and other standards, FGBC “Florida Green” takes a scientific approach developed with state-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid environment, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters.
Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. Contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org or call (407) 777-4914.
About the Florida Green Building Coalition
The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation founded in 2000 and 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.” 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. Currently, FGBC is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida. FGBC’s membership is comprised of individuals and businesses from all areas of the building industry, including research, design, materials, products, construction, inspection, marketing, finance, and public advocates. For more information about the FGBC “Florida Green” certification programs visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org.
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