Carlton Construction is proud to announce that we have been selected by the U.S Green Building Council North Florida Chapter (USGBC NF) to build out their Sustainability Mobile Unit (SMU).
The USGBC NF, part of the USGBC national organization, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the major goal of creating a sustainable region with “green buildings” for all within this generation. Green building construction looks to maximize efficiencies in structural design, material usage, energy/water use and maintenance needs while improving the indoor environment, and reducing waste and pollutants. For the USGBC NF, green buildings mean a better future through reduced environmental impact, improved health and newly-created jobs. At the national level, the USGBC was responsible for developing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, a way to identify, implement and measure green building solutions.
Expected to reach tens of thousands of people annually, the SMU will be a traveling mobile resource center stationed at local events, with the goals to “inspire, educate, activate and connect” the public on how to be green in their own homes, as well as to create local demand and jobs for green building and sustainable practices. The SMU will not only provide educational information and materials, it will be a rolling example of green technology, built using green techniques and have its own green materials and energy efficient systems on display.
“This is an important and highly-visible project for the USGBC NF,” said Rusty White, Carlton Construction’s Sr. Project Manager/Business Development and a LEED Accredited Professional. “It’s a great feeling to know we’ll be using our own green skills and knowledge to help the USGBC NF get its story out to thousands of people through the Sustainability Mobile Unit.” http://www.usgbcnf.org/mobileunit