Founded in 1996 by environmental leader Donella Meadows, "the Institute has been at the forefront of sustainability thinking and training." Initiatives have addressed economic, environmental, and social challenges.
A rating system to assess the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes. Originally developed by the American Society of Landscape Architects, now administered through the Green Building Council
Develops codes and resources to create efficient, healthy buildings.
Sustainable Florida – Sustainable Florida – Collins Center is the premier alliance of organizations and leaders committed to promoting sustainable development principles through collaboration and education seeking to balance economic interests with the need to be socially and environmentally responsible.
Sustainable Tallahassee (Tallahassee) – Sustainable Tallahassee focuses on community education and collaboration to generate economic development and more sustainable community. Relying on volunteers, Sustainable Tallahassee is harnessing the energy within the community to promote collaboration between local groups, individuals, and businesses to grow the city’s green collar job market.
Florida Green Building Coalition – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a non-profit certification and education organization focused on greening the built environment in Florida. FGBC believes that through education and a focus on environmental, economic, and social responsibility in the building industry will support sustainable growth within a community.
USGBC Central Florida Chapter (Central Florida) – The Central Florida USGBC Chapter seeks to be the source in Central Florida for education and outreach about sustainable planning, design, construction and operation of the built environment through leadership, advocacy, and initiative.
USGBC Florida Capital Region Chapter (Tallahassee area) – The Florida Capital Region Chapter of the USGBC is to have a positive impact on Florida’s environment, economy, and social well-being by: 1) Promoting LEED and other sustainable building practices and technologies, 2) Encouraging green and sustainable design, construction, and operation of buildings, 3) Developing green and sustainable building standards, design practices, and technologies, 4) Providing outreach and education to their members and communities.
USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (Florida Gulf Coast) – The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the USGBC is to lead the region toward sustainability by encouraging and advancing environmental friendly knowledge and values as they pertain to the built environment and its relationship and impact on nature and human kind.
USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter (Gainesville area) – The USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter’s mission is to promote the design, construction and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play.
USGBC North Florida Chapter (North Florida) – The USGBCNF Chapter is a mission-driven non-profit organization committed to making green buildings available to everyone within a generation.
USGBC Northern Gulf Coast Chapter – The mission of the Northern Gulf Coast Chapter of the USGBC is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves their region’s quality of life.
USGBC South Florida Chapter – The South Florida chapter of the USGBC is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating and promoting the benefits of sustainable, energy efficient buildings.