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As times change and sustainability becomes more of a global concern than it once had been, developers and builders are building smarter and greener. The City of Clearwater recognizes two types of green building certification: LEED and FGBC.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. It is a nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. A LEED rating shows that a building has been certified to incorporate multiple energy-efficient and environmentally conscious resources and elements.

Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit Florida corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Their mission is "to provide a statewide green building program with environmental and economic benefits." The FGBC certifies using five green building standards: Green Home Standard, Green Development Standard, Green High Rise Standard, Green Local Government Standard for Green Cities & Counties, and Green Commercial Buildings Standard.

The following are LEED-certified or FGBC-certified buildings in Clearwater, Florida:

If your company or business is LEED- or FGBC-certified, please let us know so we can add it to our list!

To learn more about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or the Florida Green Building Coalition, visit them online.