Ormond Beach, a city in Volusia County, Florida has recently received an award for its green initiatives. The city, dubbed as “Florida Green Local Government has been awarded “Silver Level” for its green initiatives, a title from Florida Green Building Coalition, a nonprofit Florida corporation devoted to improving the building environment, as well as promoting sustainable business practices, developments and buildings.
According to an e- mail wrote by Commissioner Bill Partington, he is proud of the accomplishment of the city’s staff and manager for promoting its green initiatives and achieving the green designation.
Among numerous green initiatives in the city that earned its “green” designation includes the effort in monitoring and tracking government building water and energy usage, the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign participation, and for passing ordinances for tree conservation.
Additional green initiatives integrated in the city are establishing septic system replacement and rain- censored irrigation.
According to Florida Green Building Coalition’s executive director, Suzanne Cook, the designation reveals a strong commitment by the city— Ormond Beach’s voted officials to hold its efforts of sustainability, while also helping improved and manage the operational cost of the government.
Other reasons cited for the city’s green designation includes it historic protection of its natural resources, developing environmental info by posting it to their website, implementing high- end storm- water controls, and others.
Miami- Dade County is the first to be “green” designated by the Florida Green Building Coalition for its green initiatives, along with the city of Deland, Dunedin, Flagler County, Indian River County, Jacksonville, Maitland, Martin County, and others.