Florida’s First LEED-Certified Community Comes to Lakewood Ranch

Buildings are going green all over the America, but Lakewood Ranch, Florida – an area between Bradenton and Sarasota – requires all communities to meet Florida Green Building coalition standards. Lakewood Ranch, with its tagline “The Nature of Florida Living” is the largest green community in America – made up of seven villages with a green theme surrounding forest and wetland preserves.

Built in 2005, Lakewood Ranch uses building products and techniques that are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible. Now one of its seven villages, Country Club East, is constructing an all-green community where every home must meet the Florida Green Building Coalition standards for energy efficiency, clean indoor air, sustainability and drought resistant landscaping.

This bold step will make Country Club East Florida’s first development to be completely LEED-certified. Home buyers will receive a certificate from the U. S. Green Building Council noting the structure is certified under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The homes will include green features such as Energy Star appliances, high efficiency air conditioning systems, programmable thermostats and low-flow plumbing.

The Lakewood Ranch community is a huge stride towards LEED-certification and energy efficient buildings in Florida. Advanced Control Corporation has been the industry leader in building automation, energy management, system integration and CCTV in Florida since 1987. With a solid reputation for providing innovative building systems and cost-effective energy management, Advanced Control helps make buildings energy efficient and LEED-certified. Advanced Control Corporation provides lighting control, power monitoring and small building solutions all over Florida and is proud to be affiliated with the U.S. Green Building Council.