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Keeping it Green with a "Front Office to Front Line" Building-Green Approach

As a society we are called to increasingly higher levels of accountability toward stewardship of our environment. At the foundation of this commitment, the commercial construction industry continually renews sustainability practices and guidelines.

In the construction industry sustainability standards are maintained by external third-party industry-run organizations such as: the LEED Certification which is administered through The US Green Building Council and the National Green Building Standard GREEN Certification program administered by Home Innovation Research Labs. The process to submit a project for a green certification program ranges from $5,000 to $100,000 per project and requires the developer, general contractor and all of the specialty contractors to work in conjunction on standards and requirements that inform the construction process from start to finish.

Winter Park Construction has been keeping it green for over 45 years. Environmental stewardship entails not only adhering to standards but also includes creative thinking with energy efficiency, development of smarter practices and embracing innovative materials.

In April 2020, Home Innovation Research Labs recognized, 5th Avenue Apartments in St. Petersburg, Florida as a NGBS Green Certified Project. WPC provided general contractor services for 5th Ave Residences, for The Richman Group, working with architect/Engineer: Slocum Platts Architects. The 2.2-acre project includes a 5-story building with 132 units and a 6,351 sq. ft. clubhouse.

Home Innovation Labs certifies single and multifamily construction to the rigorous requirements of the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) – the first residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides practices for the design and construction of all types of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments.



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