Florida Water Star, Florida Friendly Landscaping Gold Tier

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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:


2021 - North Florida Green Chamber Water Quality and Resource Award
2013 - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) Exemplary Water-Energy Program


Disaster Recovery Funds Resources

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has approved FGBC certifications as a requirement for rebuilding homes with disaster recovery funds. FGBC has created a resource page to help builders and certifying agents through this process. This page contains training videos, floor plans and additional resources.

Visit the Disaster Recovery Funds Resources Page


What’s Happening


Friday March 10, 2023 12 PM ET
15 Lightyears - Tim McElduff
Steps to FGBC 'Florida Green' Certification

Free Webinar

FGBC Education

For Current FGBC Certifying Agents
FGBC Certifying Agent
Annual Verification Class
Now available online for your convenience
Contact FGBC at info@FloridaGreenBuilding.org

FGBC Education

For Members Wanting to Become FGBC Certifying Agents
Certifying Agent Designation
May 3-4, 2023