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Florida Realtors ENVY Award: It's only 'natural'

ORLANDO, Fla. – April 5, 2016 – Know a planned community that preserves Florida’s natural beauty? Florida Realtors®annual Environmental Award program, popularly known as the “ENVY” award, honors a development that best preserves Florida’s natural quality of life. The award may be given in two categories: one for residential development and one for commercial development.
The most recent winner, Summit East Technology Park, a 117-acre commercial development in Tallahassee, was honored with Florida Realtors’ 24th ENVY Award. Designed in harmony with Florida’s natural resources, the project was recognized for its green building practices.
Summit East Technology Park is located atthe crossroads of two major traffic corridors in eastern Leon County, Fla. The project’s founder, Rick Kearney, committed to building an ecologically friendly and “green” community, but he also wanted to create a place where businesses could access the latest advances in technology, according to Summit officials.
Judges praised the development as a “comprehensive, green development that exemplifies the benefit of establishing an environmentally conscious framework within the planning and design stages of a project.” They noted that the quality of the space surrounding the buildings was given as much importance as the quality of the buildings themselves. With its conservation areas, outdoor amenities and civic events, Summit East provides recreation and common areas for its tenants, visitors and families.
Some of the other environmentally-concerned developments named as past ENVY Award winners include: Oakland Park, Baldwin Park, Verandah, Lakewood Ranch, Wild Heron, Harmony, World Golf Village, Solivita, Amelia Island Plantation and Viera.
The winner in each category receives a distinctive Lucite trophy, recognition at Florida Realtors 2016 Celebration, this year’s convention and trade expo, from Aug. 24-28, and statewide news coverage as Florida’s top environmentally conscious builder. A panel of environmental and planning professionals judges the competition. The entry deadline is Friday, July 8, 2016.
All Florida commercial developments are eligible. Also, all planned residential developments with a minimum of 30 residential units in Florida qualify. Residential developments must be currently available for marketing and must include a model home.
There is no entry limit and no cost to enter. For information on submission guidelines and method of delivery, visit Florida Realtors website.
© 2016 Florida Realtors®
Source: Florida Realtors Feed

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