The Hardwick General Contracting team achieved another Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Certification on a Winter Park, FL custom home. The 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2-car with workshop home is a two-story, 3,200 SF-Living and 4,700SF-Under Roof energy efficient home. The team focused on Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Healthy Home, Indoor Air Quality, and the over all approach to the HardwickGC building process to exceed the FGBC Standard. The first floor exterior walls are constructed out of Insulated Concrete forms (ICF), while the walls and roof deck on the 2nd floor have energy efficient spray-foam insulation. Combined with energy efficient windows, doors, and Energy Star appliances, the home also achieved a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 44 which indicates the home is 56% more energy efficient than the code reference home. The luxury home also has automated roll screens around the lanai to add to the indoor outdoor living area and is equipped to add an elevator when the happy homeowners deem necessary. Learn more about Luxury Green Building at a our website: and the Florida Green Building Coalition at Learn more about the HERS and residential energy efficiency at


FGBC Background and Mission
The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Our mission is to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs.
FGBC was conceived and founded in the belief that green building programs will be most successful if there are clear and meaningful principles on which “green” qualification and marketing are based. We are a membership-based organization governed by a Board of Directors and corporate officers who are elected by the general membership.
The FGBC is continually finding new and innovative ways to educate builders, developers, local governments, and consumers about how to achieve a healthier, more environmentally sustainable future.
The purposes of the Florida Green Building Coalition are:
To administer certification programs based upon the green building standards
To award its certification mark to qualified projects
To educate the general public, businesses, institutional and governmental bodies of the long term benefits of sustainable development and green building practices
To encourage housing affordability by increasing building sustainability
To stimulate statewide acquaintance and fellowship among members and others interested in green building practices
To provide opportunities for members and other interested parties to increase their knowledge of green building practices.