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2015 FREE Advanced Code Continuing Education classes available. See for registration

Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development Webinar
The course is devoted to defining, recognizing, restoring, and managing residential communities for biodiversity within the urban and rural matrix. Presented by Mark Hostetler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida
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


Presentation materials, Pierce Jones

Land Development, Water and Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Florida, 2nd UF Water Institute Symposium
February 25, 2010, Gainesville, FL

Presentation (PDF)
Handout (PDF)

Presentation Materials - Emerging Energy Issues and Topics In-Service Training
(Social and technological issues related to energy efficiency based on current research.)

September 29, 2011
UF, Building 106, Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL

9:00 am Orientation to the Day - Barbra Larson and Craig Miller, PREC

9:05 am Research Update - Randy Cantrell, Dept. of Family, Youth and Community Sciences

9:15 am Meeting People Where They Are: Sustainability and Behavior Change - Anna Prizzia, Office of Sustainability

10:00 am The Energy-Water Nexus - Jennison Kipp, PREC, The Energy-Water Nexus Resources handout

10:45 am Restoration: A Resource Efficiency Case Study - Pierce Jones, PREC

11:30 am Lunch (provided)

12:15 pm Program Updates - Craig Miller, PREC

12:30 pm The Critical Thinker's Guide to Personal Ecological Footprinting and Resource Budgeting - Hal Knowles, PREC, The Critical Thinker's Guide links

1:15 pm Costs and Savings Associated with Easy Home Energy Retrofits - Nick Taylor, Whole House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency fact sheet

2:00 pm Break

2:15 pm SAVE: Steps in Achieving Viable Energy - a new 4-H Curriculum to teach youth about energy - Jean Hink - (This is applicable to teaching adults as well as youth and will include some hands-on activities.)

4:15 pm Complete evaluations and adjourn - Barbra Larson and Craig Miller