Florida Green Building Coalition Announces Changes to Membership Categories

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is pleased to announce the redefinition of names for membership categories. These new names, approved by the FGBC Board of Directors, better reflect the industries and professionals that FGBC represents.

Full Membership: Large, medium and small companies, city, county, state and federal government agencies, including state universities and colleges; non-profit organizations; individuals who may not be an employee of a full membership member and affiliates, who must be employed by a full membership member. FGBC Certifiying Agents and Designated Green Professionals are full members.

Limited Membership: Professionals who may not fall under another category including real estate professionals; Academics, teachers and professors, including retirees and full time students. And FGBC Friends, those individuals or groups who believe in the higher standards of resilient and sustainable building principles that FGBC represents and wish to support its' mission.

New Membership Application

FGBC is proud of its nearly 20-year history of offering members a continuing opportunity to become more knowledgeable in their profession through meaningful communication, the exchange of ideas with other members, and the many services provided exclusively to our members.

"FGBC is a unique organization in that we have two membership categories which complement each other. Each member offers a different perspective of synergistic insights that enable other category members to improve their skillsets in the green building and certification industry. This reclassification is a more reflective description of each category of membership," said Barry Faske, FGBC President.

FGBC Membership Categories & Benefits

Full Membership Categories

Benefits for Full Membership Categories

Limited Membership Categories

Benefits for Limited Membership Categories

FGBC Committee Sign Up Information

Committees are the lifeblood of a successful organization. Their members do the real work of the organization and they are indispensable to an organization's success. We encourage every member to take an active part in at least one committee. Remember that you only get out what you put into an organization and our strength depends on your involvement.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, please complete the “FGBC Committee Sign-up Portion on the Membership Application”.

FGBC has two categories of Committees: Standing Committees, which are established by the Bylaws; and Working Committees, which operate under a Standing committee and are established by the Board of Directors to accomplish specific tasks.

Education Committee: Responsible for developing educational materials and programs that can be promoted to members, industry and the public.

Nominating: Oversees the FGBC election processes.

Program & Promotion: Responsible for membership development, communication strategies, website maintenance and the marketing of the organization’s programs

Legislative: Responsible for monitoring, communicating and advocating on legislative issues of interest to FGBC.

Realty, Appraisers, Builders Outreach: Responsible for developing programs to increase awareness of the importance of Builders, Realtors and Appraisers in understanding the added value of high- performance systems for residential and commercial projects during the marketing, sales and appraisal stages of a transaction.

Standards: Responsible for the oversight of the standards development process, compliance with the Standards policies, and the annual review of modifications to the Standards such that the Standards remain competitive, technically accurate and incorporate best management practices. Oversees the following working committees.

FGBC Membership Has Its Privileges

FGBC is a volunteer-driven organization with statewide representation. Thus, members are key to our success. Volunteering with FGBC is an excellent opportunity for you to make a difference in the future of your community and the State of Florida. By being a part of the solution to all the challenges that face our environment, you leave a lasting impact for future generations. You can make a difference, so get involved!

When you join the Florida Green Building Coalition, you receive these and other benefits:

FGBC members include builders, developers, architects, land planners, Realtors, landscape architects, product manufacturers, energy raters, ecologists, educators, university staff, and government agencies.

Get involved. The opportunities are tremendous!

Construction Journal Partnership Offers FGBC Members New Business Development Tools

How many jobs are you missing by not knowing about them? We can help you uncover new business opportunities with comprehensive construction reports, related plans and project specifications. Through a special agreement, FGBC members can receive a 10 percent discount on Construction Journal services that can help you find and secure work.From privately funded projects to municipal, state and federal contracts, Construction Journal uncovers and reports detailed information on upcoming construction opportunities.  With intelligence in 30 states throughout the USA, Construction Journal is your trusted source to go from Contact to Contract.

In addition to subscription discounts, as an FGBC member you can test-drive Construction Journal services for two weeks in order to evaluate the potential benefit for your company.

To take advantage of this special offer, visit or contact John Williams at Construction Journal, phone 772-233-4901 ext 301 or and identify yourself as an FGBC member.

What Value Does FGBC Membership Provide to You?