OUC can help you implement green building practices to achieve greater savings, sustainability and even green certification.
OUC is committed to the success and increased adoption of sustainable design and construction practices throughout the building industry. As part of this commitment, we have launched the Green Building Program, a broad-based initiative to promote sustainable development within the communities we serve. Combining innovative products and services with Business Rebates and Custom Incentives, the program helps customers incorporate green building practices that increase their bottom line while conserving resources and reducing their carbon footprint. To help you get the most out of building green, OUC can set meaningful sustainability building goals early in the building design phase and assist the project team throughout the design development process.
To get started, contact our Conservation Support Team by calling 407-434-2256 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Achieving Green Certification
Green certification is an excellent way to demonstrate your business’s commitment to sustainability. A number of national and state organizations have developed green rating systems to score and certify the environmental stewardship of a building. OUC can help you meet these rigorous requirements. The most active rating systems are:
The following table shows the various products and services offered by OUC that have the potential to contribute to credit points toward any green certification of your choice:
OUC’s New Construction Program
OUC offers financial assistance to customers planning to build new water-efficient buildings that are recognized by either Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or the Florida Green Building Council (FGBC). OUC customers planning to build a green project will be eligible for financial incentives, which include a reduction in System Development Charge (SDC) for domestic water and irrigation. SDCs are designed to recover a portion of the investment required for water system facilities growth, where applicable. This charge is based on the associated customer capacity requirements, which are measured in Equivalent Residential Connections (ERCs).