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.  Learn about EcoFest 2015 here.

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.

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 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

28 Jul 2015 9:00 AM • Trane, 902 North Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33609
28 Jul 2015 5:30 PM • Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, 400 Palmetto Ave., Osprey, FL 34229
05 Aug 2015 8:00 AM • Tampa Bay Trane, 902 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609
14 Aug 2015 12:00 PM • Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8771 College Parkway Building 2, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33919
19 Aug 2015 12:00 PM • Crowley Services, 3301 Whitfield Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243
27 Aug 2015 5:30 PM • Farr Residence, 327 Belle View Avenue, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
02 Sep 2015 8:00 AM • Tampa Bay Trane, 902 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609

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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