Help Florida Builders Be This Year’s ‘ENVY’

Bobby and Lindsey
Bobby and Lindsey
Published on May 9, 2018

Florida Realtors® is looking for eligible Florida builders and developers to this year’s Environmental Award program. The due date for the applications is on or before July 6, 2018.

Popularly known as the ENVY, the award recognizes Florida builders and real estate developers who make substantial efforts to balance development with environmental protection.

Florida-based commercial developments are qualified to join. On the other hand, residential developments are required to have at least 30 residential units. Developments must also be available for marketing and must have a model home.

The award is given in two categories, namely residential development and commercial development. Each category has its own special set of criteria that applicants will need to satisfy. Florida builders and developers will also be judged based on the impact their projects have towards the environment.

The most recent recipient of the award was the 117-acre Summit East Technology Park in Tallahassee. Created by entreprenuer Rick Kearney, the commercial development was cited for its adherence to best practices in green sustainable building.

It was also noted for “(exemplifying) the benefit of establishing an environmentally conscious framework within the planning and design stages of a project.”

Also known for his humanitarian work in Catholic Relief Services and for his philanthrophic activities in the city of Tallahassee, Kearney envisioned Summit East Technology Park as a community where business and nature can cooperate harmoniously to provide residents the best of both worlds.

Previous winners also include Oakland Park, Baldwin Park, Verandah, Lakewood Ranch, Wild Heron, Harmony, World Golf Village, Solivita, Amelia Island Plantation and Viera.

Do you know any environmentally-conscious Florida builders and developers who deserve the award? Get them to join, and who knows, maybe they can be the next ENVY of the industry. Click here to get the full details.

And while you are at it, you can also search for communities in Florida that are environmentally sustainable and comfortable to reside in. For that, get an experienced real estate agent to help you find the right home and for the right price. 

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