Jacksonville, FL–Sarah Boren is on a mission to bring a storefront face to Green Building while also supporting Jacksonville Florida’s initiative to revitalize its downtown. The concept embraces the vision at the Greenest Insulation and we applaud her effort. Bringing more exposure to the ideas of green building and sustainability are what this blog is all about.
Boren, executive director of the Northeast Florida chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, had her idea for a sustainability resource center featured in a recent Florida Times Union cover story. The concept to raise the awareness for green building appears to have strong support. We attended a downtown Sustainability Resource Center Design Charrette on September 15, 2011. The event drew a strong audience of city officials, interested citizens and many design and building professionals from across Northeast Florida. The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association is exploring ways to help in the effort. That could include providing cellulose insulation for the construction of the center along with a display on the many green and sustainable aspects of the product.
Green Building and sustainability are key components in the current economic recovery effort and beyond. We hope the idea in Jacksonville is a huge success and a model that can be replicated in other cities across the nation. Watch for more updates here at the Greenest of the Green as the project progresses.