Green Building Advocacy

The USGBC and its Chapters -- including the South Florida Chapter -- are committed to removing market barriers to tomorrow's clean, green economy, and to accelerating the uptake of green-building practice.

USGBC Chapter National Style.pngWe in the South Florida Chapter are working to strategically act and enact real and meaningful change through local codes, the use of LEED in more of our local communities, the construction of more green schools, the collection of key building performance data, and in other areas where green-building approaches can be established and successfully implemented. The South Florida Chapter's Advocacy Committee works to advance the positions of the USGBC within the Florida State Legislature, county and municipal governments and local school districts, and before trade associations, other nonprofit organizations and the general public. Our goal is to serve as the local resource for green building in general -- and LEED in particular -- are accurately and effectively represented before each of these stakeholder groups.

As experts in green building, our members have the ability to review legislation to determine its consistency with USGBC's core principles and to assist in the development of policies and strategies to effectively advance those principles.

If you are as passionate about the need for a green economy we are, and ready to be a champion for sustainable building practices in your community, we need your participation as a volunteer on one of our Branch Advocacy Committees.

For more information concerning USGBC legislative advocacy, contact Larry Clark.  


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USGBC Advocacy Resources


Advocacy Briefs

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Find Your Legislators

Florida House of Representatives

Florida Senate

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State Market Briefs

State-level green-building data is now available in real time. USGBC's State Market Briefs are dashboards that provide a quick look at LEED and USGBC data specific to a State. The visualizations can also be exported as pdf files to share with neighbors, friends, colleagues ... and elected officials. This resource provides cumulative registered and certified project totals, project achievement totals, gross square footage, project totals broken out by owner type and space type, USGBC member organizations by type, credential holders, links to Chapter(s) serving that particular state, and a project profile scorecard.




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