LAKEWOOD RANCH - Tuesday, Greenbuilding University hosted it's first class in the largest green community in the nation,Lakewood Ranch. Sub-contractors and homeowners spent the day learning about new energy-saving building techniques, along with the basics of being green.
Program coordinators say the one-day class is an overview and more detailed classes are offered online for anyone interested in becoming green certified.
"What we're hearing from local officials even state officials is that the code by 2010 or if not by 2010, 2013 you're going to see the Florida building code require that all homes be built according to green standards," says Troy Larkin, an education specialist with Greenbuidling University.
The class was held at the Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn, which Larkin says was the first hotel in the state built green.