Palmetto Bay earns 2023 Green Achievement Award

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Palmetto Bay earns 2023 Green Achievement Award
2023 Green Achievement Award

The Village of Palmetto Bay was honored at the Florida Green Building Coalition’s (FGBC) annual Green Building Certification Achievement Awards Ceremony on Mar. 26 in Delray Beach, Florida. The Village received the Green Achievement Award for being the highest scoring city within the FGBC program for the 2023 program year.

Robert Treadwell, the village’s public information officer, was pleased with what the achievement represented.

“We were ranked as the highest scoring local government of 2023, which was a great honor for us and a testament to the focus we’ve put on important issues such as energy efficiency, water, and economic development,” Treadwell said.

The village has been an active member in the FGBC since 2018, achieving a Bronze certification. In December 2023, the village achieved a higher certification — Silver — within the program.

The FGBC is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership-based organization governed by a board of directors and corporate officers who are elected by the general membership. It is dedicated to improving Florida’s built environment through verified green certification standards for homes, land developments, commercial buildings, high rises, and city and county governments.

Its goal is to find new and innovative ways to educate builders, developers, local governments and consumers about how to achieve a healthier, more environmentally sustainable future. Begun in 2000, FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green standards that take a scientific approach and are developed with state-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid environment, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters.

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