Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) November 16, 2015
ZOM was recognized at the annual GreenTrends conference as one of Florida’s Top Green Home Builders by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), garnering third place among the leading 15 builders selected. The awards recognition was part of the FGBC’s 15th anniversary celebration of their GreenTrends conference, an annual two-day conference that brings together green building industry leaders throughout the state to shape policies and practices for the industry.
“As one of the leading luxury multifamily developers in the nation, we are honored to be recognized for our efforts,” said Greg West, ZOM’s Chief Development Officer. “Sustainability matters and as an environmentally conscious builder, we strive to incorporate into our projects as many green elements as possible.”
ZOM’s Director of Construction, Gerard van der Laan, accepted the award at the Orlando event where the top 15 builders were selected based on the number homes certified under the FGBC’s Florida Green Home certification program. FGBC certified homes complete a technically rigorous building assessment and construction process to produce highly efficient homes that reduce the negative environmental impacts of the building, improve occupant health and well-being, and reduce operating costs for the owner.
In announcing the Top 15 Green Home Builders list, FGBC Executive Director Suzanne Cook commented, “These builders are being recognized for their conscientious green building efforts in creating healthier and safer homes and a more sustainable Florida. As FGBC marks its 15th anniversary, we're pleased to salute their contributions to creating more resilient communities and protecting Florida’s natural resources.”
ZOM is one of the most highly regarded luxury multifamily developers in the United States, and has joint ventured or directly developed over 16,500 apartment units nationwide, with an aggregate value in excess of $3 billion. Throughout its 38 year history, ZOM has garnered more than 100 industry awards including recognition for project design and development expertise. ZOM was awarded the highly coveted Pillars of the Industry award by the National Association of Homebuilders for developing the “Best Garden Apartment Community” in 2010. ZOM is headquartered in Orlando and has regional development offices in South Florida, Dallas, and Washington D.C. ZOM has an additional 4,800 units currently under construction or in design/predevelopment throughout the U.S. For more information on ZOM’s multifamily portfolio, visit http://www.zomusa.com
The Florida Green Building Coalition is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida. Its certification programs are the only standards developed with climate-specific criteria to address issues caused by Florida’s hot-humid environment and natural disasters. More than 10,800 residential units, 19 million-square-feet of commercial and high-rise space, 60 land development projects, and 79 local governments have participated in FGBC certification programs. The FGBC standards are recognized by the Florida League of Cities, Florida League of Mayors, and the Florida Home Builders Association, and specified in law as meeting the requirement for the construction of new government buildings. Visit: http://www.FloridaGreenBuilding.org