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Best Management Practice: Built Environment
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Hollywood Green Building Ordinance   
Establishes mandatory green building practices for new construction and major renovations to existing structures. To access the ordinance from the city's homepage, go to "Select a service" drop down box and choose "code of ordinances. Search for Mandatory green building practices, §§ 151.150 - 151.159 More...

Town of Davie’s Green Housing Initiative
Promoting environmentally responsible practices that reduce energy consumption and enhance the quality of life for residents through energy education, energy efficiency and resources. More...

Green Buildings in Broward County 
List of Broward County government buildings currently built to LEED standards, including new projects being designed to meet LEED. More...

Florida Green Building Coalition FGBC 
A nonprofit Florida corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Their mission is "to provide a statewide green building program that defines, promotes, and encourages sustainable efforts with environmental and economic benefits." More...

Smart Growth Partnership 
A southeast Florida Initiative aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods, preserving natural areas, stimulating economic development, and providing transportation alternatives to the car. More...

South Florida Sustainability Guide                                                                                        Created by the Town of Davie Green Energy and Environmental Committee, this guide was developed for new construction and major renovation of commercial, residential and industrial buildings. The checklist is designed to promote environmentally friendly and energy efficient principles and methods consistent with LEED and the Florida Green Building Coalition standards. More…

International Green Construction Code (IGCC)  
A model code that includes sustainability measures from design and construction, to certificate of occupancy and beyond. More...

USGBC South Florida
Local Chapter of the US Green Building Council, a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating and promoting the benefits of sustainable, energy efficient buildings. Check here for hot topics and upcoming events. More...

EcoDistricts: Building Blocks of Sustainable Cities 
Created by the Portland Sustainability Institute, which recognizes technologies and strategies for enhancing neighborhood sustainability, these strategies can be applied at the regional, neighborhood and building scale. The site also includes links to global best practices in urban sustainability, training, resources and consulting for creating EcoDistricts. More…

Local Leaders in Sustainability: Green Building Incentive Trends                               A study by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) to help local government officials incentivize green construction in their communities. Green Incentive Trends analyzes initiatives instituted by localities across the country in recent years to provide in-depth best practice examples and a focused analysis on strategies that work well for different communities. The report focuses on five key areas of green incentives: financial costs, oversight structure, local political and cultural environment, limits to power, and industry engagement.  More…

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) 
A nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Features projects from around North America, a place making blog, references and training.  More…

Sustainability Science Team Sister City Project                                                                    UCI Environment Institute Sustainability Science Team fosters connections between neighboring communities in the hope of identifying the mutual benefits, shared resources, and co-dependencies that provide a basis for synergistic sustainability programs capable of producing greater environmental benefits than either area might achieve alone. The Sister City Project enables cities to submit themselves as a potential site for analysis.  More…

Local FGBC Projects

EPA Technical Assistance for Sustainable Communities
(Next Steps Report for Deerfield Beach: February 2012, June 2012)

Neighborhood Development Floating Zone: A Model Ordinance to Foster Green Community Development Using the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating System
When promoting sustainable development, local governments are faced with a common problem: current zoning regulations are not equipped to permit the types of density, connectivity, and mix of uses typified by green neighborhoods. Floating zones, or zoning classifications authorized for future use, are applied to a specific location when a developer demonstrates compliance. These flexible zoning agreements achieve desired development outcomes while saving municipalities time and money on otherwise expensive rezoning initiatives. This guide, by the U.S. Green Building Council, Land Use Law Center (Pace Law School), illustrates how to use the Floating Zone tool as part of the LEED-ND rating. More... 



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