Goodwin’s heart isn’t just in our pine. As a Board Member on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Heart of Florida Chapter, Goodwin arranged for Green Halloween to join with Boo at the Zoo at Santa Fe College. Sustainable minded groups showcased their products (which included Goodwin’s antique reclaimed wood flooring) and services in one location for 4,500 kids of all ages. See the video or look at the photos on Flickr.
Environmentally-conscious and energy-efficient building has become increasingly popular as people realize the downstream cost and energy savings as well as environmental benefits. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) regulates the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system.
The LEED system is a series of credits given to designers, builders and owners who build responsibly based on several different criteria while maximizing economic and environmental performance.
The following websites provide information that may be helpful:
U.S. Green Building Council
Used Building Materials Association
Sustainable Forestry Initative