Water in a Sustainable Community

Energy Efficiency Coordinator Lowry Shuler reported to Historic City News that Deirdre Irwin would address the next St. Johns County Energy Efficiency Education Series in a joint meeting of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

This week’s topic “Water in a Sustainable Community” will be presented by Deirdre Irwin of the St Johns River Water Management District, on Thursday, October 20th at 4:00 p.m. at the wind mitigation building at the University of Florida IFAS Extension office located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine.

Irwin is the District coordinator for the Florida Water Star program.

In this presentation, she will cover many aspects of how to design, build or retrofit a community to maximize water efficiency. Criteria from the Florida Water Star program will be explained in addition to broader concepts that relate to long-term landscape Best Management Practices.

The Florida Green Building Coalition has long been a leader in climate-specific green building standards and certifications. To date, more than 3,100 homes have been certified across the state, making the program the most successful in Florida.

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