SRC Mobile Unit Acquired!

It has been a while since we have posted but that is because we have been busy working on the Sustainability Mobile Unit.

We are excited to announce that we picked up the trailer yesterday (8.5×24 feet — lots of space for educating!) and that the RFP for build out is open until this Friday!  HUGE thank you to Dr. David Lambert with UNF for all his help!

We are also looking for volunteers to help make the mobile unit a success from helping the outside graphic design, creating program and educational materials, to actual build out and putting together a program calendar of events.  Visit for more details and to sign-up to volunteer on the mobile unit’s team.

SMU at acquisition SMU new with truck


May 7, 2013 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

Invite to SRC Oct. 3rd Art Walk Rally and oh yeah….SRC bids are due today!

Make sure to come on out to next week’s October 3rd Art Walk.  It is the largest of the year (~10,000 people) and we will be having a SRC Art Walk Rally at 4pm on the main stage at Hemming Plaza and the soft-launch of a monthly green zone at Art Walk from 5-9pm in front of the SRC at 33 W. Duval Street.  Also, final notice — today at 2pm is deadline for the SRC bids:

September 26, 2012 at 6:25 am Leave a comment

Invitation to Bid on work with the Sustainability Resource Center

The Sustainability Resource Center is gaining momentum.  There is a pre-bid conference meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 3pm.

All bids are due Sept. 26th by 2pm.  See details below and full construction documents at: 

September 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Invitation to the SRC Mobile Unit Charrette!

Thanks to a generous grant from CSX we are moving forward with the SRC Mobile Unit!  Woo Hoo!

Come join us Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30-7pm at the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (1022 Prudential Drive).  FREE yet space is limited to RSVP here.

Help brainstorm what physical attributes, educational programming, and interactive features should be included in the SRC Mobile Unit.  The Unit (for lack of a better name — we need a catchy name…help us!) launch is scheduled to start educating people at big events like the Home & Patio Show and small events like Homeowners Associations starting in September 2012!

We are still in fundraising mode for the Sustainability Resource (Bricks & Mortar) Center and are making tremendous progress thanks to all the in-kind donations of products and services and the continued support from the City of Jacksonville!  Interested in getting involved in some way????  Contact Sarah Boren at or 904-535-0055

June 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm Leave a comment

Invitation to lunch, update on SRC, and Chamber going green!

1) LAST CHANCE to register for an awesome Master Speaker luncheon this Thursday.  We have an excellent panel from the private and governmental sectors to share their sustainability initiatives and how they go about contracting green products and services.  See below for more details or register HERE.  At this lunch, there will be a short presentation on how the Chamber is going green with its major renovation and an update on the SRC.2) Check out the latest SRC construction documents here.

3) Take a look at how the Chamber is going green by visiting this website.

USGBCNF Master Speakers Luncheon – Sustainability Initiatives – Hiring Green Services and Utilizing Green ProductsTHURSDAY, March 15, 2012; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Come and learn about sustainability initiatives from the perspective of a federal agency, a CEO/Owner and a downtown property manager.   Our panelists will discuss what’s new in sustainability in their respective industry, new building projects, hiring green services and utilizing green products.

Location:  River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Circle, Jacksonville FL 32207


$30 / USGBC North Florida Chapter Members

$40 / Non-North Florida Chapter Members

$15 / Students

Confirmed Panelists:

  • John Hirabayashi, CEO, Community First Credit Union
  • Lori Thomas, Sr. Property Manager, Element National Management AT&T Tower
  • Linda Hosey, Customer Service Director GSA/Federal Acquisition Service

Special Thanks to our Sponsor!

Register by 10:00 AM March 13th

If you have any questions or must cancel, please send an email message to

No-shows will be billed.

Register Online    Download Flyer (pdf)

March 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

SRC Construction Docs 90% done, Haskell, KI, CREE, and Envision donations, and update on the SRC Mobile Unit

Hi SRC Followers!

We have great updates to provide you on the Sustainability Resource Center:

  • Check out the current construction documents of the SRC here.  They are approximately 90% done so take a look and add a comment or two!
  • THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  to our most recent supporters!
    • Haskell has agreed to sponsor the Kid’s Corner of the SRC.
    • KI is providing all the SRC Training Room furniture at a deep, deep discount.  Very cool stuff!
    • CREE has agreed to supply 20 LED LR6 lights to the SRC
    • Doug Skiles with Envision Design & Engineering recently joined the SRC Exterior Huddle Team and is donating is civil engineer expertise to make sure everything drains right!  =)
  • Check out one of the options we are looking at for the SRC Mobile Unit — repurposing one of the weatherization trailers and making it whole green with materials, PV, green cleaning, plumbing, etc.

March 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm Leave a comment

Happy New Year, THANK YOU!, and…Sexy Faucet!!??

HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR from the USGBC North Florida Chapter!  This year is going to rock because we will have built the SRC and moved this region closer to a more sustainable and profitable path.

THANK YOU!  Thanks so very much to all of you who generously donated towards the SRC as a year end tax deductible donation in 2011!  We SO appreciate your support and have created a new KUDOS page just for you!

Yes, yes…we did say sexy faucet in the title of this post.  Part of the mission of the SRC is to educate as we create, design, build, certify, and operate the Center.  So…we wanted to share one cool, cutting edge product/technology we are hoping to install in the restrooms of the SRC — an automatic water faucet that has a solar (works in artificial light) LED and LCD diagnostic screen that will communicate water temperature and wash time providing educational user feedback.





Check out the video on this sleek gadget:  Thanks Aaron Schreiber, Interior Designer at Stellar and USGBC NF Board Member, for this suggestion!


January 20, 2012 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

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