The Mission of the USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter is to promote the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings, provide educational programs, support sustainable community activities, and further the goals of environmental responsibility, prosperity and provision of healthy places for the North Florida region.  

Green School Congrats

Adrienne Thieke

Congratulations to Adrienne Thieke, teacher at Abraham Lincoln Middle School, who was named a Trailblazing Teacher by the USGBC's Center for Green Schools. Ms. Thieke was one of only six teachers honored with this award for her creativity in bringing environmental learning to her students. 

Judith Weaver 

Local High Springs teacher Judith Weaver was also named a “Trailblazing Teacher” by the USGBC.  Ms. Weaver was recognized by the Center for Green Schools for coordinating projects that emphasize the importance of water, including an awareness day when students walked around the school’s campus with jugs of water to raise money for drilling wells in Cambodia. Read the full article here.

Green Group Savings Program with Office Depot Benefits Members, Friends, Family, Businesses

This exclusive program is 100% FREE and it's unbelievably easy to jump aboard and start saving on the green products you already buy! 


Volunteers Needed!
Energy Auditor Training
Join us for the Community Weatherization Coalition's upcoming 3-part training. Volunteers are trained to perform free, comprehensive energy audits for low-income households. Auditors will learn how to: inspect homes for energy loss, implement modifications to lower utility usage, and teach energy saving techniques to homeowners. The training events are October 29, November 5, and November 14. Click here to view the flier for complete information. 

Gainesville's New Cooling System
The Alachua County Library Headquarters' New Cooling System is leading the way for others. They join a small group of Florida buildings to use CALMAC's thermal energy storage system. Read the full article here.  

Join Our Volunteer Family 
The US Green Building Council Heart of Florida Chapter is a volunteer-governed and a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization. Our volunteer family is our lifeblood. To learn about volunteer opportunities, click here or email  

USGBC Joins Home Energy Information Accelerator 
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced two new Better Buildings Accelerators, which will convene leading organizations in the building industry to focus on key solutions for expanding energy efficiency in the residential sector. The USGBC has joined the Home Energy Information Accelerator and committed to support consumer education and environmental sustainability in the U.S. residential building market. The Accelerators were established as part of the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative in 2013. For a detailed progress report on the Better Buildings Initiative,

Monthly Events

Sustainable Brew

Please join us for our members only social
Sustainable Brew
Coming this November!



Green Caffeine

Please join us for Green Caffeine
on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.


Every meeting features a special guest presenting on a unique topic tied to sustainability, with the opportunity for discussion and making connections. We hope to see you there!

Visit our Meetup Page for more information about events and topics.

** USGBC Heart of Florida does not endorse any particular company, product or service. The topics at Green Caffeine, Sustainable Brew, and other events are for informational purposes only. **

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