It seems that all the developers and builders are declaring their products are GREEN. Going Green is a very popular buzz word right now. Read is very interesting article by Richard Thompson describing the many aspects of green construction. Thompson owns Regenesis, a management consulting company that specializes in condominium and homeowner associations. It really would be a great checklist to use in examining some developments to see how "green" they really are.
Jane Bixler Conn, Realtor with the Capitol Green Building Group stated that only a certified home can be called Green. The only certifications currently available are the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) and LEED, with NAHB finalizing their requirements. Also, only a development that had gone through the certification process can be called Green. There are less than a dozen in Florida. One can certify a newly completed home. One can not certify a subdivision after completion.