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Benefits to builders and owners
- Saves an estimated $530 on utility bills annually, adding up to water savings of up to 48,291 gallons in one year per home
- Increases home values by approximately $10,000; per The Appraisal Journal, home values typically increase by $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills
- Provides free marking support through customizable company brochures, plaques for homeowner display and free real estate staff training
- Accentuates a “green” marketing edge
- Adds building appeal
- Aligns with other “green” certification and recognition programs, such as ENERGY STAR®, the Florida Green Building Coalition's green standard and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, to provide a project with as much recognition as possible.
Value to buyers and tenants
- Answers their interest in being “green”
- Saves money on utilities
- Lessens maintenance costs
- Increases resale or leasing value
How to get started
- Find out if your project is within the District’s boundaries.
- Getting a project started takes planning. Florida Water Star certification is earned by meeting the program’s prerequisites and meeting the criteria in areas of landscaping, irrigation and indoors.
- Take a look at the appropriate criteria—Residential, Commercial and Institutional or Community.
- Contact the program coordinator with any questions on the process or criteria.
- Sign a Participation Agreement.