BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. — One of the greenest communities in America, located east of Fort Meyers on the banks of the Coloosahatchie River in Florida, is currently under construction.Read more
JUNO BEACH, Fla. — In an effort to give more access to solar power options, the Florida Power & Light Company last week proposed a voluntary, community-based, solar partnership pilot program for consideration by the Florida Public Service Commission.
If approved, FPL will install new, solar-powered generating facilities in Florida communities. The program is funded by contributions from FPL customers.Read more
WINTER PARK, Fla. — The $9.1 million Winter Park Community Center, designed to reflect the character of the “City of Culture and Heritage,” opened in October.
Designed by the Orlando office of SchenkelShultz Architecture and design-build partner Turner Construction Co., based in Orlando, the center targets LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.Read more
LAKE MARY, Fla. — A commitment to sustainability by representatives of 10 businesses will kick off the launch of the Southeast regional office of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, with a ceremony scheduled for July 14.
WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. — For its new high school campus in Weeki Wachee, Hernando County School District in Florida chose hybrid cooling for its temperature regulation needs — a move that earned it an award from the region’s HVAC and refrigeration technical society and LEED Silver certification.
The district earned the Central Florida ASHRAE Chapter Institutional Building Technology Award for its 450,000-square-foot campus, which features a “high school as a small town” design concept drafted by SchenkelShultz architectural firm.Read more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The USGBC awarded the office building of DPR Construction’s with LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors, DPR announced. The office, which recently underwent interior build-out, is located in the city’s EcoPlex and is one of Palm Beach County’s first LEED Gold-certified office buildings.Read more