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Education and Workshops 2016
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2016 FREE Contractor's Continuing Education

Click on class date below for registration form. To register, copy registration form to hard drive, type in info and print, or print and fill out by hand. Fax or mail according to instructions on form.


alligatorJanuary 21, 2016 - Key West, Marathon, Key Largo / Monroe County

February 2, 2016 - Bradenton, Manatee County

February 26, 2016 -
Largo, Pinellas County

March 3, 2016 - St. Augustine, St. Johns County




Sustainable Floridians

Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability in Extension Offices

Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability Data Log

Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development Webinar

madera model rain gardenPresented by Mark Hostetler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, this continuing education course is a four-module webinar series developed by the Program for Resource Efficient Communities at the University of Florida. The course is devoted to designing, recognizing, restoring, and managing residential communities for biodiversity within the urban and rural matrix. The course is available in association with the Green Building Research Institute. It is relevant to county and city planners, landscape architects, architects, civil engineers, environmental consultants, developers, private landowners, and interested citizens. The course qualifies for the below continuing education credits:

Florida BOARID, provider # 0008074, course #9878189, 4 CEH's, level III, HSW.
Florida BOLA provider # 0001129, course #0009090, 4 CEH's
If applying for Florida BOARID and BOLA CEH’s, one must contact Dr. Mark Hostetler ( to obtain the required documentation.
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) 4 CE hours
American Institute of Architects AIA LU|HSW|SD 4 CE Hours


Florida Energy Efficiency Loan (FEEL) Program

The FEEL program is seeking licensed Florida building professionals capable of rapidly responding to customer referrals generated through a $5 million energy efficiency finance program to provide residential property improvement services in Central Florida. Launching early in the second quarter of 2013, the University of Florida, in partnership with FAIRWINDS Credit Union, will be leveraging our building science, consumer engagement, and financial management offerings and experience to help homeowners FEEL good about their home energy lifestyle.

Qualified contractors displaying a high quality of work, a commitment to customer service, financial stability, and personal integrity may become FEEL Program “Participating Independent Contractors” through the process detailed in a free, interactive workshop. Ample time will be available for dialogue and contractor Q&A. Workshops will be scheduled for Central Florida in early to mid 2013.

The FEEL program has grown out of the Osceola Energy Initiative ( and is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy under Award Number DE-E0000800.

UF/Program for Resource Efficient Communities
(352) 392-5684

Hal Knowles and Craig Miller

INFORMATIONAL FLYER for Florida Energy Efficiency Loan
Eligible Property Improvement Measures and Loan Basics