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Adaptation Action Areas: Fort Lauderdale Case Study

On August 10-13, 2014, regional stakeholders from across Southeast Florida joined Dutch, national and local experts in a collaborative design effort focused on improving community resilience to climate change impacts through innovative design strategies. The four-day event titled “Southeast Florida Resilient Redesign Workshop” was co-hosted by the four County Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, […]

Green Construction

All new projects in the City must be submitted for review to the Planning Division and the Development Review Committee (DRC). Through the DRC process, a “Green Review” is administered and each project is required to state how the requirements of Section 13-320 are being met. Before site plan approval is granted, staff and the […]

City of Lauderhill Energy Star Revolving Loan Fund

The City of Lauderhill initially received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant that was used to capitalize the City’s Revolving Loan Fund in order to provide interest free loans up to $2,000 for Lauderhill residents to purchase energy star rated appliances and energy efficient air conditioners. Since that time, the Mayor has acknowledged the […]

Dune Management Program

The coastal dune system in Miami Beach is critical to maintaining a healthy and thriving shoreline. It also serves as the first line of defense against erosion, sea level rise, and storm surge. In order to maintain strong, stable dunes, the City has developed a comprehensive dune management program to foster and maintain a healthy, […]

Snook Islands Natural Area

Dredging, filling and bulkhead installation over the last 100 years has eliminated over 80% of living shorelines in the Lake Worth Lagoon (Lagoon) and much of its aquatic habitat. In an effort to enhance the shoreline and restore habitat adjacent to the Lake Worth Golf Course, Palm Beach County initiated the Snook Islands Natural Area […]

Pinecrest – The Green Action Plan

Our Green Action Plan is an initiative to promote and implement green practices throughout the Village. We have implemented several programs that provide guidelines for environmental sustainability, including the street tree program, the adopt-a-tree program, bringing pine trees back to Pinecrest program, landscape code changes for new developments, requirements that municipal buildings be constructed with […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Delray Beach and Plug In Florida have partnered to implement six electric vehicle charging stations in the downtown area. Three stations have been installed to date and more are planned. Electric Vehicle drivers are able to charge at no cost. Usage has increased each year since installation in 2011. The monthly cost […]

Village Hall LEED Platinum Certified Facility

Established in 2002, the Village of Palmetto Bay sought to construct a Village Hall facility that would not only serve the needs of its residents and visitors, but one that was environmentally friendly. Led by the Vision of Mayor Eugene Flinn, the Village pursued the goal to be the first Village Hall facility in Florida […]

Energy Efficient Buildings RCAP Implementation Workshop

The City of Lauderhill initially received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant that was used to capitalize the City’s Revolving Loan Fund in order to provide interest free loans up to $2,000 for Lauderhill residents to purchase energy star rated appliances and energy efficient air conditioners. Since that time, the Mayor has acknowledged the […]

Redland Raised

Local produce is fresher, better for the environment, and supports the local economy. For this reason, Miami-Dade County and farmers, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, developed a local produce branding initiative called Redland Raised. Redland Raised showcases and promotes the consumption of fresh, local produce and promote the “buy […]