GREEN CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW
In 2010, St. Lucie County joined five other Florida counties to receive official recognition from the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) as a “Green County.”
The FGBC uses a standard of criteria to evaluate performance in implementing policies and programs in the areas of energy, water, air, land, waste and education/awareness. St. Lucie County achieved gold level certification for its exceptional stewardship and sustainability initiatives. At the time St. Lucie County tied with Indian River County for the third highest score in the FGBC application process.
Many of the policies and programs that led to St. Lucie County's gold level score had already been in place for some time prior to initiating the certification process, including the environmentally significant lands program, innovative land planning codes and policies and numerous educational and community outreach programs. Additional credits were earned from recently adopted policies and programs, including the County's implementation of environmentally preferred purchasing standards, green cleaning and landscaping policies, and adoption of the St. Lucie County Greenprint.
Lecture Hall Series from the 2nd Annual Green Conference
The 7 Key Concepts of Building Green
Dr. Jennifer Languell - Trifecta Construction Solutions & VP Florida Green Building Coalition
Turning Green Into Gold - Marketing Green Communities
Pattie Glenn - The GreenSmart Company
The Power of Green Economics
Jerome Ringo - Director, Apollo Alliance