The Florida Building Commission, The International Building Code Council, and Energy Star, have been working for many years to establish an energy code in the state of Florida. As of June 30 of this year, Florida now has commercial and residential efficiency standards that all new and existing buildings must comply with.

According to the Florida Department of Energy (DOE), the projected savings resulting from the updating of its commercial and residential spaces will reach nearly $720 million annually by the year 2030. The date these standards were adopted was June 30, 2015, and they are now mandatory for each and every building in Florida.

Florida is the third most populous state in the entire country, and it is helping to set the tone for an America that is green and as environmentally friendly as possible. The standards adopted by the state government are some of the most progressive in the United States and will have a profound impact on the energy use and economy of the state for decades to come.

All new construction or renovation in Florida must meet the federal LEED or other green buildings systems, including both the Green Globes and Florida Green Coalition guidelines. In order to obtain a building permit, the owner's designated agent must certify compliance. All work requiring a permit is subject to inspection by a local building official and cannot diminish energy performance.

NewSouth's American-made, factory-direct windows and doors will make your home eco-friendly while keeping it in line with the Sunshine State's new energy standards at the same time! We know Floridians best because we're made in Florida, for Florida homes, by Florida workers.

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