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Green What’s What.

Are you sometimes confused by all of the different Green acronyms, organizations, certifications and professions?

This is a short explanation of What’s What for Green Homes:

Energy Gauge Software – EnergyGauge USA is a highly sophisticated home energy simulation software tool for Energy Raters, designed specifically for the easy and accurate evaluation of home energy-efficiency. More …

Energy Rater – Energy Raters are State Certified in Florida (and in other states). Only those individuals certified by the State are allowed to provide Energy Rating services in Florida. More …

FGBC – Florida Green Building Coalition Is a corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Their mission is “to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs.” More …

FSEC – Florida Solar Energy Center – FSEC’s mission is to research and develop energy technologies that enhance Florida’s and the nation’s economy and environment, and to educate the public, students and practitioners on the results of the research. More …

HERS Rating – Home Energy Rating System – Provides a standardized evaluation of a home’s energy efficiency and expected energy costs. A HERS Rating provides a relative energy use index called the HERS Index – On this index a score of 100 represents the energy use of a standard home and a score of 0 (zero) indicates a Zero Energy home. More …

LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED consists of a suite of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance Green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. More …

LEED AP for HOMES – A LEED Accredited Professional has been trained in the design and construction of high-performance Green Homes. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) created this specialty credential to denote an accredited professional’s practical knowledge of the LEED for Homes rating system. More …

LEED for HOMES – A LEED-certified home is designed and constructed in accordance with the rigorous guidelines of the LEED for Homes Green building certification program. LEED for HOMES – A LEED-certified home is designed and constructed in accordance with the rigorous guidelines of the LEED for Homes Green building certification program. LEED for Homes is a third party-verified, voluntary rating system which promotes the design and construction of high-performance Green Homes. More …

EcoBroker – EcoBroker is the premier Green designation for real estate professionals. EcoBrokers are trained to promote Green, energy efficient, and healthy home features in homes. Through EcoBroker’s unique energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers®More …

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