Green Development

As a rapidly growing community, we have a responsibility to ensure that our growth is sensitive to and protective of our environment. One strategy is to foster green building.

In 2008, the ICRA sponsored our first Florida Green Home Designation Certification Course sponsored by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and the Florida Green Building Coalition. Over 40 participants from all over the State of Florida enrolled in the class.

The course was taught by Eric Martin, Senior Research Engineer in the Buildings Research Division of the Florida Solar Energy Center. Mr. Martin is well known in both the state and national green building movement, having served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc., and the LEEDTM Homes Committee of the US Green Building Council.

The Immokalee CRA Director, Penni Phillipi, received her certification as Immokalee’s first “Green Building Inspector” after successfully completing the test.

The Immokalee CRA is a proud member of the Florida Green Building Coalition

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