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Spring 2007

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GW Robinson Homes
G.W. Robinson Builders. Inc. home in Gainesville, Florida.
Tommy Williams Home
Tommy Williams Homes residence in Gainesville, Florida.
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DOE Recognizing Two Builders on Building America Day
G.W. Robinson Builders, Inc. and Tommy Williams Homes will be recognized at a public ceremony this month by Mr. Steve Chalk, Acting Program Manager for Building Technologies in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The builders are to be recognized for their leadership and commitment to building energy-efficient homes in partnership with the FSEC-led Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership. The public ceremony will be held at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Office on April 25, 2007 - which has been declared “Building America Day.”
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U.S. Department of Energy Qualifies EnergyGauge Software for Calculating Tax Deduction
FSEC's EnergyGauge Summit Premier software has been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy to meet the requirements for calculating tax deductions.
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The First LEED for Homes Project in Florida is Certified
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes The Grand Emerald, a residential home built by Royal Professional Builders as receiving a LEED certification under its LEED for Homes pilot program. FSEC serves as USGBC's LEED for Homes Provider in Florida during the pilot phase.
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Solar Power Available in Florida
Florida has significant solar resources and current rebates help make solar thermal and electric systems more cost effective than they have ever been.
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Priorities for Energy Efficiency for Home Construction in Florida
This updated publication provides priorities for obtaining an energy-efficient Florida residence.


LEED® for Homes for Field Agents
This course is designed to take current Florida green home certifying agents, Florida energy raters and LEED® professionals through the LEED® for Homes pilot program in order that they may be eligible to be field raters for Florida homes.
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