Florida Green Building Coalition

BY MIKE BONTS T here are just a few communities around the nation loosely following principles once known in the con- struction industry as NewUrbanism. Pioneering developers and builders in- volved in Florida’s sustainable communities have stepped up, creating new green neigh- borhoods, villages, and towns, promising a lifestyle that will literally not cost the earth. This philosophy, first extolled in the 1980s, advocated small settlements of a limited number of residences with a clear neighbor- hood “center” and an appropriate number of schools, parks, retail, and facilities. FLORIDA GREEN BUILDING COALITION GOING GREEN? IN FLORIDA YOU HAVE A CHOICE FLORIDA GREEN BUILDING COALITION