Myakka River Branch - LEED for Homes Myth vs Reality

  • 17 Nov 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sarasota Association of Realtors (SAR) auditorium at 3590 S Tuttle - just north of the Tuttle-Bee Shopping Center


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LEED for Homes Program
“LEED for Homes: Myth vs Reality.”

Thursday, November 17th
Registration 5:30 pm -- Program 6pm

In Partnership w/ Sarasota Association of Realtors
and Green Realtors Alliance of Sarasota

The event will be a panel discussion moderated by Harold Bubil, Real Estate Editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Panelists will include:

  • Doug Driscoll, local architect and Green Rater for the LEED Platinum Palazzi al Mare luxury duplex project in Lido Shores

  • Ron Spoor, COO for Pinellas County Habitat for Humanity reporting on the LEED Certified Shady Grove Townhome project in Dunedin   
  • Josh Wynne, Aurora award-winning Sarasota builder reporting on his LEED Platinum Trade Winds project in Harbor Acres
  • Stephanie Gray, LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee for E3 Building Sciences, a LEED for Homes Provider organization based in Florida

The discussion will address the conventional wisdom that LEED for Homes is “too complex,” “too costly,” and generally only for high-end projects where money is no object. In fact, over a third of all LEED for Homes projects undertaken since its inception in 2008 have been classified as “Affordable Housing” similar to the Shady Grove project.

A LEED for Homes certification demonstrates that a home has been built to standards established by the US Green Building Council. These standards ensure that the home will deliver measurable benefits to the owner in several important areas, including:

  • Lower utility costs due to improved energy efficiency and lower water use
  • Lower maintenance costs due to increased durability of construction
  • Better overall health and safety of the occupants due to improved indoor environmental quality.

Plan to attend this event and hear from people who have actually been through the LEED for Homes process.

What: “LEED for Homes: Myth vs Reality

When: Thursday, November 17, 5:30 to 8 PM

Registration and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5.30 PM

Where: SAR Auditorium, 3590 S Tuttle Av, Sarasota, FL 34239

Cost:   $5 for students and all members of SAR or Gulf Coast Chapter USGBC.

$10 for Guests.

Suzanne Haerther,
              or Phil Peters,

Thanks to our sponsors:

USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, / 561-373-7367
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