Green Local Government Certification
The City of Dunedin was first certified through the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) as a Florida Local Green Government in 2007 and achieved Silver status. Four years later, in 2011, the City upgraded to Gold status. Then, in 2013, the City was the first city in the state to achieve the Platinum Level certification. The 2019 re-certification represents the highest scoring city within the state.
"The Florida Green Building Coalition was formed in 2000 and is the leading certifying agency for green building within the state of Florida, having just surpassed 20,000 projects.
To date, 78 Local Governments have participated in the Green Local Government program.
The Green Local Government program is truly unique within the country. It creates an environment of communication and coordination among different departments. This collaboration streamlines processes, decreases redundancies, and generates new approaches toward sustainability and resource preservation.
Its success emanates from the fact that there is a sizable and compelling return on investment for any municipality thus reducing the cost to taxpayers.
It Starts with Leadership
The designation demonstrates exemplary leadership by Mayor Bujalski, Vice Mayor Freaney, Commissioners Gracy, Kynes, Gow, and City Manager Bramley who provided the framework and support to move forward with the certification. I also wanted to recognize Natalie Henley, and all of the staff that worked on this tremendous accomplishment.
The green certification program scores the city in terms of categories. These categories include: Energy efficiency, Water, Economic Development, Tourism, Emergency Management, Planning and Zoning and many more. In each category there are points that can be achieved. Some highlights from the City of Dunedin include:
- Participation in the Ready for 100 Commitment – Sierra Club
- Adopt a green standard as official minimum criteria for government buildings
- Maintain a green fleet
- Educational materials to encourage recycling program participation
- Offers Incentives for Green Redevelopment
City of Dunedin
The City of Dunedin achieved 75% of its 264 applicable points, earning them Platinum-level designation.
The City of Dunedin was first certified in 2007 and achieved Silver status. Four years later, in 2011, the city upgraded to Gold status. Then, in 2013, the City achieved Platinum level and was the first city in the state to achieve the Platinum Level certification. The 2019 re-certification represents the highest scoring city within the state.
On behalf of our members, our Board of Directors and the citizens of the State of Florida we would like to recognize the City of Dunedin for all their efforts to create a sustainable, resilient, and environmentally responsible community."
- C.J. Davila,
Executive Director of the Florida Green Building Coalition