Learning Gate Community School of Lutz Receives National "Best of Green Schools" Honor from USGBC  

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council has honored the Learning Gate Community School of Lutz, FL, as a 2014 “Best of Green Schools” recipient. The award recognizes 10 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the USA this year. Learn more about the Best of Green Schools 2014 here.  

The Learning Gate Community School -- which is LEED Platinum Certified -- is recognized in the Community Event category. the school's EcoFest is an annual community event celebrating the businesses, organizations and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability. Ecofest was free to the public and had more than 100 vendors, live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green-living products and services from local artists, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, and organic farms with local produce. The event took place at Lowry Park and drew more than 4,000 attendees.

2014 LEEDership Awards Honor Projects, Companies, Members 

The USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter hosted its fifth annual LEEDership Awards on October 15 at USF, recognizing and honoring the outstanding green building projects, forward-thinking businesses, innovative design teams, and instrumental Chapter members who have displayed green building and sustainable development leadership on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Review the press release. 




 Florida Gulf Coast's LEED Certified Projects

The following links represent Florida Gulf Coast’s LEED Certified projects statistics through August 18, 2014:
Congratulations Gulf Coast and all companies that had even the smallest hand in this ongoing market transformation. To learn more about LEED, click here. To join the Chapter family, click here.



Join Our Chapter Family

The US Green Building Council Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is a volunteer-governed and a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization. Our volunteer family is our lifeblood.

To learn about volunteer opportunities, click here. To learn about the programs offered at our three Branches, click on the Branch of interest below:




Upcoming Chapter and Branch Programs

07 Jan 2015 8:00 AM • Tampa Bay Trane, 902 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609
09 Jan 2015 12:00 PM • Lee County Administration, First Floor Conference Room, 2115 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
21 Jan 2015 12:00 PM • Crowley Services, 3301 Whitfield Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243
13 Feb 2015 12:00 PM • Lee County Administration, First Floor Conference Room, 2115 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
18 Feb 2015 12:00 PM • Crowley Services, 3301 Whitfield Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243
22 Apr 2015 • Click on Image


USGBC Mid-Year Meetings

The USGBC conducts annual mid-year meetings for its Chapters and volunteer and staff leadership, and our President, Lacey Willard, attended on behalf of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. 
Check out her assessment of the meetings.


USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, info@usgbc-fgc.org / 561-373-7367
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