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Does your building qualify as a Green Building?

Buildings that meet the standards and qualify as a Green Building will be fast tracked through the permitting process.

Checklists will be available to you at the City of Sarasota Building department front counter. These checklists will be for single family residences as well as high rise residential buildings. Standards and Checklists are developed by the Florida Green Building Coalition.

Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit Florida Corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. FGBC is devoting considerable effort to developing technical standards for a variety of green practices. The standards are developed to provide independent third-party verification, via FGBC, for a project's green planning and actions. As such, FGBC hopes that consumers and government agencies can rely on the FGBC symbol to assure there is no "greenwashing." Each of these standards requires appropriate environmental stewardship for certain activities. In this sense, green building is conceived as a process, not simply a noun.

Florida Green Building Coalition Links:

FGBC - Green Home Designation Standard & Checklist This icon means that by clicking on the link you will be leaving a website of the City of Sarasota to a website not under its jurisdiction.
FGBC - High Rise Standards Guide & Checklist This icon means that by clicking on the link you will be leaving a website of the City of Sarasota to a website not under its jurisdiction.
FGBC - Standards Webpage This icon means that by clicking on the link you will be leaving a website of the City of Sarasota to a website not under its jurisdiction.
Florida Green Building Coalition Website This icon means that by clicking on the link you will be leaving a website of the City of Sarasota to a website not under its jurisdiction.

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