Designations and Awards
Florida-Friendly Landscape Designation of New Construction and Large Properties
Planned and Newly Constructed Communities
For new developments with homeowners associations, the developer must incorporate the Model Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, implement the Florida-Friendly principles through the restrictions, and pass a followup inspection approximately two years following opening of the community to keep the Florida-Friendly designation. For the model restrictions, please visit:
The experimental Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Checklist for New Construction for commercial, governmental, and multi-family new construction (apartments, condominiums, and single family homes) is now available. There are two levels of designation: Standard and Gold.
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program invites your feedback on the efficacy of the list, and will use the feedback to revise the list in 2012. Email Brian Niemann, state builder and developer coordinator, FFL, firstname.lastname@example.org, to provide your feedback.
Homeowner associations and condominiums: You can set an attractive Florida-Friendly example for your residents! Make sure your common areas are Florida-Friendly. And you can follow the “Existing Communities” provisions of the Model Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. See also Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Architectural Review Board Considerations. For both, visit:
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program has partnered with the Community Association Journal’s Community of Excellence Awards to recognize established communities that take steps toward incorporating Florida-Friendly practices. Be sure to enter your community! For the status on the awards cycle, visit: http://www.flcaj.com/coe/
Former Florida-Friendly Awards Program
Below are Florida-Friendly Communites recognized under a former Florida-Friendly awards program.
2008 Award-Winning Communities:
2007 Award-Winning Communities:
Additional Recognition Programs
When you create a Florida-Friendly landscape, you are eligible to receive points towards numerous other award and recognition programs. Your local extension agent can help you review the criteria for these programs.
- Florida Water StarSM home certification
- Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Green Home certification
National, State and Local Publicity:
- Bob Vila Home Again TV Show
- Florida Green Building Coalition
- Florida Home Builders Association
- Harbor Style Magazine
- PR Web
- Tampa Tribune
- Bradenton Herald
- Sarasota Herald Tribune
- The Lakeland Ledger