Last week, Governor Charlie Crist joined the Builder’s Association of South Florida for a meeting in Miami to promote green building. “The timing couldn’t be better to adjust to green building standards,” said Fernando Martinez, president of the Builders Association of South Florida. “While we were extremely busy a few years ago because of the way the market was, now things are slower – it gives us an opportunity to adjust.”
Crist, who is running for U.S. Senate, said green building should be a key component to protecting Florida’s environment and image. Green building practices such as attaining LEED certification, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, from the U.S. Green Building Council costs about 5% more than traditional building practices. However, the long term savings on energy and water costs mean saving money over time. Even in a slowed down economy, builders need to be energy efficient in order to stay competitive. See the Miami Herald full article here.
The preservation of our environment is at the forefront of many an industry slogan as consumers begin to seek eco-friendly products and services. For over 20 years, Advanced Control Corporation of Florida has been developing environmentally sound methods of building automation systems and maintenance, and in doing so has become an industry leader. By designing, installing and servicing building automation and energy management systems, Advanced Control has reduced the carbon footprint of several thousand buildings in Florida. Advanced Control Corporation is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and continues to demonstrate its leadership in the area of protecting our environment through energy conservation.