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Table of Contents
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    Site considerations
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    Design and development strategies
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    Resource efficient construction practices
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    Land management solutions
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    Summit conclusions
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    Appendix A: Agenda and speakers
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    Appendix B: Summit attendees
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    Appendix C: Event sponsors and supporters
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FEBRUARY 8, 2005

Audubon International White Paper # 03022005






From 1990-2000 Florida's population grew by 23.5 percent, with an increase of three million people.
Approximately 6,000 people move to Florida each week. Over the last five years, the number of new single-family
detached homes built each year in the state has grown steadily from 117,310 in 2001 to 185,072 in 211114, along
residential construction a primary driver of Florida's economy (U.S. Census Bureau).

As a direct consequence of this growth, demand for e ne t (and water is steadily increasing and Florida's natural
environment is being rapidly transformed. Growth impacts Florida in many ways, from its schools, transportation
system, and affordable housing market, to the quality of life for current and future Floridians. Such development
pressures make Florida an excellent target for introducing sustainability as an integrated approach to addressing the
state's environmental, economic, and social needs.

Audubon International and the University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities hosted the
Florida Sustainable Communities Summit to engage a variety of stakeholders- including more than 100 municipal
planners, developers, architects, builders, natural resource managers, and representatives from regulatory agencies,
universities, and conservation organizations- to strengthen efforts to foster sustainable development in Florida (see
Appendix B: Attendees). The summit provided opportunities to discuss critical issues associated with resource
efficient community siting, design, development, and management, as well as to highlight successful efforts and
identify potential barriers that prevent us from moving toward a more sustainable society.


Summit sessions reviewed a number of best practice examples and addressed some of the common opportunities
and constraints to resource efficient communities currently encountered by the summit participants. Each session
consisted of a 55-minute panel discussion and a 20-minute structured dialogue between the panelists and among the

Session Topic Page
Site Considerations............ ..... 3
Design and Development Strategies............ 6
Resource Efficient Construction Practices...... 8
Land Management Solutions............ ...... 11
Summit Conclusions ....... ........... 14
Appendix A: Agenda and Speakers............. 15
Appendix B: Summit Attendees................. 17
Appendix C: Event Sponsors and Supporters..... 26


Ronald Dodson, President and CEO, Audubon International
Gene Caputo, Intergovernmental Coordinator, St. Johns River Water Management District
Greg Golgowski, Director of Conservation, Harmony, FL
Susan Watts, Senior Vice President, The Bonita Bay Group
Larry Woolbright, Director of Wildlife Conservation Services, Audubon International

Resource efficient communities begin with careful planning and site selection. The panelists identified common
problems, site design considerations, qualities of properly sited developments, and challenges to implementing
resource efficient communities in Florida. They concluded with several recommendations for addressing these

Common Problems
Lack of planning "fit" between a proposed project and a community's comprehensive plan.
Degradation of Florida surficial waterways and aquifers due to poor drainage and storm water runoff from
project sites.
Lack of trust and communication among community stakeholders (e.g., developers, environmental and
citizen groups, municipal planners, etc.), especially early in the process.
Ignoring key natural resources, such as wetlands, wildlife corridors, and other natural areas, in the project
siting and design.

Site Considerations

Resource efficient communities require a thorough site evaluation. The evaluation must include site features,
such as soils, drainage, water resources, and natural plant communities, as well as consideration of the famional ralae
of natural features, especially from a wildlife and water resource point-of-view. An assessment of functional value
enables the developer to retain key natural features that continue to serve the needs of wildlife and maintain water
quality, while offering natural amenities to community residents. For instance, alterations to the initial design of
WCI's Evergrene Community in Palm Beach Gardens enabled WCI to preserve wetlands and maintain connections
with adjacent uplands, so that the wetland complex continues to function as wildlife breeding habitat, as well as
provide water recharge and storm water retention.

Audubon International uses a process for evaluating its Gold Signature Program sites adapted and modified
from guidelines developed by O'Connell & Noss (1992, Env. Algmt.16:435). The evaluation includes an assessment
of the site location, size, and presence of species or natural communities of regional or national interest, as well as an
assessment of the surrounding landscape and how the parcel's natural resources function on and off site. Such an
evaluation aids in the determination of whether the proposed development is appropriate for the site and informs
the design of the development so that key natural resources can be protected.

Case Examples

Harmony, Florida: Located just south of Orlando in Osceola County, Florida, Harmony is being
developed through the assistance of The Harmony Institute whose mission is "to provide blueprints for
healthier living as a natural result of the interactions of animals, people, and the environment." According
to Greg Golgowski, Harmony's Director of Conservation Management, this 11,t)t)t)-acre development will
preserve 54 percent of the site's pristine wilderness, approximately 6,t)t)t)-acres, including two 5t)t)-acre lakes
whose shorelines will be protected from individual house lots. Another 18 percent, approximately 2,t)t)t)-
acres, will be converted into open space including a golf course designed to co-function as a preserve that
promotes increased avian and other animal populations from the pre-developed agricultural land (Figure

1). The majority of the horizontal and vertical built environment within Harmony will be constructed on
former pastures to ensure maximum wildlife habitat conservation by focusing population densities away
from more natural areas and into already disturbed land.

TwinEagles Golf & Country Club, Naples: The Jack Nicklaus-designed TwinEagles project is within a
1,114-acre site located east of I-75 in Naples, Florida, near the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, the largest
forest of ancient bald cypress in North America. The property consists primarily of ditched open
pastureland, with isolated naturally regetated islands of live oaks, cabbage palms, and wet prairie. Used as
rangeland for cattle and sod production historically, the property boasts 240 acres of forested cypress
wetlands. To increase biodiversity, twelve lakes totaling 64 acres were created and provide habitat for
wading birds, such as herons, egrets, and ibis, and feeding opportunities for cormorant, anhinga, and blue-
winged teal. TwinEagles is located adjacent to Bonita Bay Club East, another certified Audubon Signature

Challenges to Implementing Resource Efficient Communities in Florida

The panel identified numerous challenges that must be addressed for residential development to proceed in a
more sustainable way, and concluded with recommendations for improved project siting and design.

Regulatory challenges
Conflicting regulatory environment with differing local, state, and federal definitions and standards.
Fragmented approaches to management and planning; lack of coordination between agencies and
departments, e.g., agencies that oversee water, transportation, wildlife, building, e na: efficiency, etc. Only
deal with their specialty area.
Insufficient flexibility on the part of regulations to meet overall goals.
Demand for new housing is outpacing the ability of many municipalities to enact appropriate environmental
safeguards or develop adequate plans for sustainable growth.

Inadequate safeguards and protections for wildlife and habitats
Environmental protection measures often have a limited focus on water and hydrology, while not
adequately addressing the need to keep bioloyealconnections intact. For instance, road development is driven
by water regulations, yet under road pipes and culverts don't meet the needs of wildlife.
Habitat fragmentation and loss is growing across the state. For instance, there is a need to protect wetland-
upland habitat complexes, yet there are no regulatory mechanisms in place to ensure such protection.
Long-term care of preserved natural areas within residential communities. Issues include: community
governance, funding, and who will be responsible for management.
Conflicts between scenic/amenity values and wildlife/ecosystem values of natural features.

Need to broaden the scope of those involved
Need to improve involvement of large scale production builders and create incentives for them to
incorporate resource efficient features and building practices.
Need to create a greater demand for green homes and more sustainable growth through marketing and
consumer education.

Developers, water management districts, county officials, and planning bodies must improve coordination to
increase the likelihood of more environmentally sensitive and resource efficient development.
Municipalities should establish a pre-application process to facilitate coordination and identify
environmental concerns prior to site design.

* Developers should collaborate with community planners, agencies, and local entities, early in the process,
during the conceptual phase to ensure good siting and design. Likewise, engaging organizations like
Audubon International and the University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities before
the design is complete is critical to maximizing the protection of natural resources and informing good

* Developers should look for opportunities to establish wildlife corridors and preserve areas.

* Developers should look for opportunities to create shared amenities, such as lakes and nature preserves,
instead of privatizing access to natural features. In such designs, costs and benefits, including property
values, can be shared more evenly (e.g., Harmony development).

* Developers should utilize third-party green building standards and require builder education through
programs such as the University of Florida's Build Green & Profit.

* Developers should construct a model green home and offer resource efficient option packages.

* Developers should establish design guidelines and a design review committee for homes and landscaping to
maintain aesthetic and environmental standards and facilitate the long term retention of natural areas and
native landscaping.


Glenn Acomb, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida
Ed Griffith, Vice President & General Manager, WCI Communities, Inc.
Catherine Hanson, County Commissioner, Lake County, FL
Alicia Oller, Director Technical Services, Environmental Planning Department, Audubon International
Bob Swift, The Audubon Parternship, Inc.

The shift from the planning and site selection phase of a project to the design and development phase introduces a
unique set of challenges, as well as a variety of opportunities, to promoting resource efficient community projects.
Panelists discussed elements for success at this stage of development, as well as the present and future challenges
and the benefits of integrating sustainability into the design process and marketing that integration. The discussion
focused specifically on the project level and the land use plan for a potential development.

Common Problems
Lack of a common language for various stakeholders to come together and begin a dialogue on
sustainability and resource efficiency in the built environment.
Failure to overcome the communication hurdle.
Lack of buy-in on the part of employees.
Inability to meet product and size regulations condensing development onto the appropriate locations
within a property.
Missed opportunities to increase open space or design more compact/dense development.

Design and Development Considerations

Traditional business factors cost, revenue, net profit, and marketability play an integral role in any
development project. However, a redefined net profit one which is based on additional sets of values beyond
traditional business factors is playing an increasing role in development. This redefined net is known as the tnfle
bottom ne; a bottom line which takes into account not only economic considerations, but environmental and social
factors as well. The shift to a triple bottom line is, in part, a response to a change in customer and market
expectations. A continuing shift toward increased environmental awareness and accountability is changing the way
developers measure success (and profit) and market their product. Being able to successfully achieve resource
efficient community projects according to the triple bottom line is a key element for success.

Another important consideration for resource efficient communities is to account for impacts that occur
beyond the project's boundaries. These impacts are not just environmental, but social as well (e.g., fiscal or school
impacts). More than merely mitigating impacts, sustainable development should strive to help people in a region
actually benefit from the development. Redevelopment also presents opportunities to improve communities through
better design, (i.e. building future disaster resistance considerations into hurricane recovery efforts).

A third consideration is the need to change corporate culture. Businesses, whether privately held or public
companies that answer to investors, are challenged to shift corporate culture toward sustainability. Such a transition
will not take place overnight, and for larger companies in particular, their size will provide an additional hurdle to
clear along the way. But it is a transition which must and should occur, and one which is already happening as
public companies find value in sustainability indexing and a changing mentality and culture among their investors.
Developers can take a leadership role in promoting a new corporate culture of sustainability, and thus improve
resource efficiency within Florida's built environment.

Finally, city, county, and Florida's state governments have an important role to play, in tandem with developers,
in enabling and encouraging resource efficient design and development. That role can include: public land
acquisition for open space/natural area protection; regulation; providing incentives; and removing code
impediments to the implementation of resource efficient communities.


Development companies seeking to incorporate principles and practices of sustainability must begin by creating
an internal structure within the company for setting forth and achieving environmental and sustainability goals.
Specific recommendations from WCI, a development company that has actively worked to alter its corporate
culture, included:
Establish goals that are simple and attainable.

Make sustainability understandable to employees.

Provide a central source of information.

Make it business compatible.

Show there is a return on investment.

Nurture the shift toward day-to-day acceptance among employees.

Additionally, the panelists recommended that companies:
Foster a common belief that new developments can be designed, constructed, and managed in ways that fit
into the natural environments in which they take place, so that the built environment does not degrade the
natural environment.

Maintain open lines of communication between the project team, the development team, and government

Maintain awareness of not just environmental impacts, but also social impacts to surrounding communities.

Ensure that support and direction for integrating sustainability into development come from the top down.

Harness the role of amenities. Good environmental planning and design can be marketed is a valuable
amenity to home buyers. Developers should increasingly seek to capture the value of "green" features.


Pierce Jones, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Program for Resource Efficient Communities, University of
Karen Childress, Environmental Stewardship Manager, WCI Communities, Inc.
Warren Nielsen, City Commissioner, Gainesville, FL
Charles Robertson, Ph.D., President, Robertson Homes
Bill Zoeller, Senior Associate, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Constructing resource efficient buildings is of central importance in reducing demands for e ne t water, and
other natural resources. The availability of new construction technologies and materials that increase efficiency,
along with clear standards for green buildings are helping to spur resource efficient construction. Panelists shared
their experience in building and promoting homes that meet the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Green
Home Designation Standard, and discussed a number of benefits of these building practices for homeowners,
developers, and city and county governments.

Resource Efficient Construction Considerations

Several standards and guidelines currently exist for constructing one n-- efficient homes, including the EPA
Ene t .-- Star@ qualified homes, the FGBC Green Home Designation Standard, and the National Association of
Home Builders (NAHB) Model Green Home Building Guidelines. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Leadership in Ene t .-- and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System@ is currently developing a
standard for green residential construction. Homes constructed to such standards increase e ne t -- efficiency over
conventional homes by incorporating passive features, such as siting according to solar exposure, and active
features, such as efficient HVAC systems, insulation, and zoned air conditioning units. Efficiency may be further
increased with the addition ofEn

Star@ designation requires a third party n such as the Home Ene t. -- Rating System (HERS). The value and
marketing aspects of Enc y Star@ or FGBC certified homes increases as home buyers become more aware of the
benefits ofe nc e-- efficiency and as onc e- costs rise. It is important to note that the FGBC and USGBC standards
and the NAHB guidelines address critical sustainability issues beyond e ne t -- efficiency, including water
conservation, site and landscape issues, indoor environmental quality, material life cycle and durability, and more.
Despite the importance of these issues, Session Three of the Summit focused heavily on e n, a -- efficiency issues.

Constructing homes that meet Enc y Star@ or FGBC standards has been slow to take hold among
production builders. Several disincentives and concerns include:
Lack of awareness on the part of production builders.
The need for fast construction necessary for profit.
Slowing the process of building slows bonuses.

In addition, the buying public typically places a higher priority on home location and amenities, than on
efficiency. In residential communities where e ne t -- efficient features are optional, home sales staff need to be
trained and educated, so that they can better sell efficient homes and e ne t -- conserving appliances and lighting to
potential buyers. As an alternative, developers can require that homes within a residential development be built to
Ent e-- Star@ or equivalent standards to ensure efficiency.

Case Examples

Harmony, Florida: Harmony promotes healthy social interaction and conserves natural resources like
at -- and water. A selection of the social initiatives at Harmony include: environmental education
programs; a pedestrian oriented town square; small animal and horse barns; pet parks; a community
vegetable garden; a 20 percent set-aside for affordable housing; an extensive network of sidewalks, cart
paths, and bikeways; live/work planning principles; and the neighbothood-wide installation of Dark Sky
Lighting to limit light pollution and promote celestial observation. Harmony will use less e n comparable communities by requiring all new homes to meet the EPA's Ene t .--- Star@ qualiHed homes
standard. The EPA states that Ene t .--- Star@ qualiHed homes are typically at least 30 percent more efficient
than homes built to meet the national Model Ene t .--- Code. Homes within Harmony will meet this
requirement through technologies such as: high performance windows; improved insulation; tighter
construction; and e ne t ----efficient heating and cooling equipment. Water conservation efforts will be
emphasized by promoting the application of Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FY&N) program
principles. FY&N's major objectives are to reduce stormwater runoff, decrease non-point source pollution,
conserve water, enhance wildlife habitat, and create beautiful landscapes with a major emphasis on
Xeriscaping and native landscaping.

Madera: This 88-home, for-profit residential community was developed by GreenTrust, LLC, in
collaboration with the University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC). PREC
collaborators designed and financed construction of the Madera sales/model center, a high performance
green home with a Florida-friendly landscape and a (93) HERS rating. Madera practices low-impact
development through features such as clustered housing, preservation of low-lying areas for natural
stormwater management, and wooded buffers for wildlife habitat.

Gainesville Green Building Ordinance: The City of Gainesville owns its own utility (water, natural gas,
telecommunications) and boasts rates that are among the lowest in the Southeast. Projected e ne t -
demands will begin to exceed supply by 2012. As the city anticipates its e ne t _--- needs for the next decade, it
has singled out green building as a way to help slow e n, a --- demand and reduce global warming. The city
has adopted a green building ordinance, which is voluntary for private sector residential and commercial
buildings, and mandatory for city buildings. The city rewards developers who adopt the ordinance by fast
tracking the permit process and reducing fees by 50 percent for green building. The ordinance uses the
USGBC LEED NC (Version 2.0) Green Building Rating System@ and the FGBC Green Home
Designation Standard for third party oversight on commercial buildings and residential construction

Venetion Golf & River Club: This WCI Communities, Inc. residential development in North Venice is
committed to building all homes to FGBC standards. WCI pioneered its green model home at its
Evergrene community in Palm Beach Gardens, where its green home prototype, Geni-G, became the
FGBC's highest rated green home in the state. Its newest green home, "Casa Verde," builds upon the
strengths of Geni-G to offer Venetion residents numerous green building features. Both Venetion and
Evergrene have achieved Audubon International's Gold Signature Certification, which sets the standard for
WCI communities.


Though the number of green homes is n. 1, On more can be done to facilitate a shift toward greater
efficiency in home construction. Development companies that are getting started in green building might consider
the following points, based on the experience of the panelists:

*The building director can implement standards with production builders.

* Developers and builders must recognize that attention to detail is required to achieve FGBC standards.
Meeting standards is not something that can be done as an "add on." It needs to be made the focus of
someone's job.

* The University of Florida's Build Green and Profit training is a useful tool for helping companies in the
early stages of green building.

* Making the shift to building green requires a "culture change" throughout all levels of a company. The
message needs to be repeated and reinforced often through a variety of avenues (e.g., brochures, articles,
staff tr linin9 green teams).

* The company purchaser is key to making green building happen.


Kevin Fletcher, Director of Progams & Administration, Audubon International
Jay Exum, Director of Environmental Services, Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart Inc.
Tim Hiers, Golf Course Manager, The Old Collier Golf Club, Naples, FL
Mark Hostetler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University
of Florida
Nancy Richardson, Director, Audubon Signature Progam, Audubon International

Integating sustainability into residential development means that the "job" is not Enished upon completion of a
given project. With phnnin site selection, design and construction complete, the challenge becomes how to
transfer the initial commitment to sustainability into a long-term reality via land management practices and a transfer
of value and responsibility from the developer to the owner, resident, or managing body.

Common Problems

Designated natural areas that are set aside without provision for long-term monitoring or management may
experience a decline in their ecological value, especially if invasive species are present.
Lack of clariBcation of roles and responsibilities and failure to designate persons responsible for natural area
management, especially as oversight of the development shifts from developer to community association or
managing board.
Maintaining the commitment of the ownership once the developer's primary responsibilities have been
Sustaining an ethic of stewardship towards the land in the face of a demographic shift and a population
influx in Florida. Of particular concern are homeowners moving to Florida from other parts of the
country, who don't understand Florida's unique ecology, plants, or management considerations.
Lack of an adequate budget for long-term natural area management.
Public perceptions and expectations for resource efficient communities don't match the reality of what's
happening "on the ground."

Considerations for Land Management

The goal of any resource efficient community is to maintain the long-term ecological and financial functioning
of the project. The danger comes in failing to meet that long-term goal, and the project runs the risk of greenwashing-
- marketing and promoting the project as a resource efficient community, when in reality, the developer or
subsequent residential community association has failed to achieve or maintain that reality. Maintaining an
awareness of this risk, understanding the available information, and being conscious of the difference between
perception and reality can help to bring long-term functioning to fruition.

Essential to the success of sustainable development are future homeowners and property managers.
Homeowners impact the long term success of a sustainable development in numerous ways: homeowner attitudes
either support or derail efficient resource management; home landscaping may complement or negatively impact
natural or preserved areas; homeowner expectations for maintenance and landscaping of both privately owned and
common areas and the interaction of highly manicured vs. natural areas can impact water use, chemical use, and
ecological connections throughout the development; and homeowner financial support for long term management
of preserve areas is critical. Generating long-term buy-in from homeowners is key to the long term functioning of
resource efficient community.

Likewise, future property managers must be knowledgeable about and trained in natural resource management if
conservation goals are to be achieved. Property managers, natural resource managers, community associations, and,
in the case of golf/residential developments, golf course superintendents need to understand ecological goals for the
property and carry out management practices in support of those goals.

Case Examples

Panelists presented several case examples of projects and programs that have demonstrated success in long
term management and monitoring, as well as in securing homeowner "buy in."

Baldwin Park: During the residential redevelopment of Baldwin Park, sustaining water quality was a high
priority throughout the process. Twenty Eve percent of the site is made up of lakes, with another Efth
comprised of parks and open space. Developers worked to sellthe quality of the lakes to potential
homeowners (in effect, marketing a green amenity), thus helping to transfer a sense of value to the residents
with regards to water quality in the lakes. That value transfer ultimately translates to long-term stewardship
of the resource for which Baldwin Park is now pursuing guidance.

Audubon Signature Program: The certiBcation process of Audubon International's Signature Program
provides a built in mechanism for ongoing monitoring, tr linia, and education. Continuing certiBcation
and site visits offer several advantages for a developer: the independent third party assessment legitimizes
the efforts (for sustainability and the environment) and helps to ensure that they continue once the property
is operational; it awards recognition to the leaders of the project; and can be used as a valuable marketing
tool. In addition, the program stipulation that project have a natural resource manager on staff ensures that
someone is responsible for long term management and attainment of conservation goals.

Harmony, Florida: In order to engage homeowners in environmental stewardship practices at Harmony,
project managers focused on educational panels located along wildlife walks and trails throughout the
community. These kiosks were aimed at getting information to homeowners (on subjects such as wildlife,
at water, natural history, and other community attributes), while a companion website offered
expanded content. The anticipated end result of the educational efforts should be more enlightened
residents that take voluntary actions to make the community's green image a reality.


At the municipal level:
Municipalities must identify key natural areas and resources and develop and follow a plan for sustaining
large-scale conservation areas in the long term. Failure to do so may result in losing important natural areas
or the quality of natural resources piece-meal to poorly planned development, lack of pl innin zoning and
parcel sizes, etc.

Municipalities should explore ways to encourage developers to adopt sustainability principles into their
projects. Incentives may include a reduction in the cost or time involved in the permitting process.
Mandated or incentivized participation in third-party programs may also help to achieve long-term
management goals.

At the project level:
Developers and homeowner associations must work to secure homeowner buy-in. This process ideally
begins when homes are sold so that the project's environmental aspects are viewed as an integral part of the
development. It continues with homeowner education regarding good environmental stewardship

Conduct long-term biological monitoring. Long-term monitoring (e.g., water quality testing, wildlife
surveys, natural community monitoring) provides valuable feedback about the ecological functioning of

the property. This information helps managers to tailor maintenance practices and conservation
management measures to ensure that initial goals and standards are being met and maintained over time.

* Manage technology. Use advances in technology to your advantage (1.e., improved irrigation systems
resulting in decreased water consumption), while at the same time be aware that unmanaged technology will
not fix a problem. Technology requires knowledgeable human input to achieve the best performance.

* Periodically check perceptions and reality: Is the community still meeting its goals for sustainability?


Achieving greater resource efficiency in the built environment requires further research, education and
tr linin and conservation assistance, as well as governmental policies that facilitate and reward more sustainable
developments. But it also needs champions- developers, home builders, and citizens, governmental agencies,
municipalities, and non-profit organizations. A summit such as this provides a forum for building momentum for
resource efficient development. The ability of its participants to engage corporations, institutions of k .. n in;
governmental agencies, and citizens in improved development siting, design, construction, and management is key
to its ultimate success.


Florida Population and Growth, p. 1:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census
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Compiled by Holly Johnson Shiralipour, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods, IFAS, UF 2005.

Site Considerations, p. 3:
O'Connell, M. A. & R. F. Noss. 1992. Private land management for biodiversity conservation. Environmental
Management 16 (4): 435 450.


The focus of the Florida Sustainable Communities Summit: Resource Efficiency in the Built Environment
is to facilitate networking with representatives from Florida's government agencies, universities, conservation
organizations, and corporate entities who are focused on the siting, design, development, and management of the
built environment throughout the state. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to discuss issues associated with
sustainable community development and management, and to highlight successful efforts and identify potential
barriers that prevent us from moving toward a more sustainable society.

Audubon International and the University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities are aware of the
power a proactive approach has in addressing environmental issues. Consequently, we feel that sharing successful
design, construction, and management practices, and exploring methods to replicate these positive results can
facilitate actions that lead Florida in a more sustainable direction.

Each of the following sessions focuses on one critical aspect of the development and management process in the
built environment. Each session will consist of a 45-minute panel discussion and 30-minutes of structured dialogue
between the panelists and among the audience. The goal of the day is to use the panel discussion and subsequent
dialogue with the audience to identify lessons, opportunities, and constraints for creating a more sustainable built
environment in Florida.

8:30 9:00 a.m. Introductions and Opening Remarks

9:00 10:15 a.m. Site Considerations: Where Should We Build?
Facilitator: Ron Dodson, President & CEO, Audubon International
Greg Golgowski, Director of Conservation, Harmony, FL
Gene Caputo, Intergovernmental Coordinator, St. Johns River Water Management District
Susan Watts, Senior Vice President, The Bonita Bay Group
Larry Woolbright, Director of Wildlife Conservation Services, Audubon International

10:30 11:45 a.m. Design & Development Strategies: How Do We Plan for Sustainable Communities?
Facilitator: Glenn Acomb, University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC)
Ed Griffith, Vice President & General Manager, WCI Communities, Inc.
David Risinger, Director of Pl innin The Audubon Partnership, Inc.
Catherine Hanson, County Commissioner, Lake County, FL
Alicia Oller, Director Technical Services, Environmental Planning Department, Audubon International


1:00 2:15 p.m. Resource Efficient Construction Practices: Why Worry About the Building Process?
Facilitator: Pierce Jones, Director, University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities
Karen Childress, WCI Communities, Inc.
Charles Robertson, Robertson Homes, Harmony, FL
Warren Nielsen, Commissioner, City of Gainesville
Bill Zoeller, Senior Associate, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

2:30 3:45 p.m. Land Management Solutions: How Do We Tend to the Natural & Built Environments?
Facilitator: Kevin Fletcher, Director of Programs & Administration, Audubon International
Tim Hiers, Golf Course Manager, The Old Collier Golf Club, Naples, FL
Jay Exum, Director of Environmental Services, Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart, Inc.
Mark Hostetler, Associate Professor, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
Nancy Richardson, Director, Audubon Signature Program, Audubon International

4:00 4:30 p.m. Sponsors' Summary Panel & Closing Remarks
Co-Facilitators: Ron Dodson, Audubon International & Pierce Jones, University of Florida
Harmony FL representative
The Bonita Bay Group representative
WCI Communities Inc. representative
Collier Enterprises, LTD representative
Walt Disney Corporation representative

4:30 6:30 p.m. Reception


Mike Adams
Adams Ranch
P.O. Box 12909
Fort Pierce FL 34979-2909
(772) 461-6321
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Ron Dodson
President & CEO
Audubon International
46 Rarick Road
Selkirk NY 12158
(518) 767-9051

Jennifer Batza
Membership Secretary
Audubon International
46 Rarick Road
Selkirk NY 12158
(518) 767-9051

Peter Bronski
Coordinator, Sustainable Communities Program
Rocky Mountain Field Office
Audubon International
P.O. Box 2218
Boulder CO 80306-2218
(303) 494-5547

Jean Mackay
Education Director
Audubon International
46 Rarick Road
Selkirk NY 12158
(518) 767-9051

Nancy Richardson
Director, Signature Programs
Audubon International
230 Second St., Ste #311
Henderson KY 42420
(270) 869-9419

Kevin Fletcher
Director, Programs & Administration
Audubon International
46 Rarick Road
Selkirk NY 12158
(518) 767-9051

Alicia Oller
Director, Technical Services
Environmental Planning Dept
Audubon International
800 NE Tenney Rd., Ste 110-#430
Vancouver WA 98685
(360) 573-4200

Larry Woolbright
Director, Wildlife Conservation Services
Audubon International
P.O. Box 170
Ballston Spa NY 12020
(518) 885-7819

Anthony S. Iorio
Vice President-Development
Avatar Properties, Inc.
900 Towne Center Drive
Poinciana FL 34759
(407) 933-5000

John D. Gavenas
Vice President
Land Planning & Development
Avatar Properties, Inc.
201 Alhambra Circle, 12th Floor
Coral Gables FL 33134
(305) 442-7000

John Classe
Vice President, Planning & Infrastructure
Baldwin Park Development Company
4776 New Broad Street, Ste 110
Orlando FL 32814
(407) 515-6987
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David Pace
Managing Director
Baldwin Park Development Company
4776 New Broad Street, Suite 110
Orlando FL 32814
(407) 515-6999
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Jerry Harris
General Manager
Blue Stone Real Estate Construction & Development
11036 Spring Hill Drive
Spring Hill FL 34608
(352) 686-0481

Susan Hebel Watts
Sr. Vice President
Bonita Bay Group
9990 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs FL 34135
(239) 390-1117

Debbie Coles
Brevard County Natural Resources Office
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg A-219
Viera FL 32940
(321) 633-2016

Kari Ruder
Brevard County Natural Resources Office
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg A-219
Viera FL 32940
(321) 633-2016
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Elizabeth Doran
Director of Business Development
Canin Associates, Inc.
500 Delaney Ave, Ste 404
Orlando FL 32801
(407) 422-4040

Nicole C. Kibert
Corporate Center Three at International Plaza
Carlton Fields, P.A.
4221 West Boy Scout Blvd.
Tampa FL 33607
(813) 229-4205

Ted Hepperlen
Purchasing & Estimating Manager
Centex Homes
5801 Pelican Bay Blvd., Suite 600
Naples FL 34108
(239) 598-4145

Todd Henry-DeJesus
Planning Projects Coordinator
City of Coconut Creek
4800 West Copans Road
Coconut Creek FL 33311
(954) 956-1422

Warren Nielsen
City Commissioner
200 East University Avenue, Station 19
City of Gainesville
P.O. Box 490
Gainesville FL 32602-0490
(352) 334-5015

Kyle Koob
City Planner
Growth Management Division
City of Orlando
400 South Orange Ave
Orlando FL 32801-3302
(407) 246-3391

Carol Zeyn
Stormwater Coordinator & Mosquito Control
City of Oviedo
400 Alexandria Blvd.
Oviedo FL 32765
(407) 977-0632

George Clifton
Clifton Ezell & Clifton
118 W. Plymouth Ave.
Demand FL 32720
(386) 734-2321

Margaret Emblidge
VP Planning
Collier Enterprises, LTD
3003 Tamiami Trail North, Ste 400
Naples FL 34103
(239) 261-4455

Mark Pritchett
Executive Vice President
Collins Center for Public Policy
1415 E. Piedmont Drive, Ste One
Tallahassee FL 32308
(850) 219-0082

Gary Davis
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1450 Merrihue Drive
Naples FL 34102
(941) 262-0304

Sharon Cooper
Executive Director
Council for Sustainable Florida
1415 East Piedmont Drive, Ste 1
Tallahassee FL 32308
(850) 219-0082

Ed Linquist
301 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando FL 32801
(407) 425-3330

Judith Kovisars
Director, Central FL Partnership Office
Fannie Mae
Citrus Center Building- 255 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1590
Orlando FL 32801
(407) 487-5900

Jan Beljan
Senior Design Associate
Fazio Golf Course Designers, Inc.
17755 SE Federal Highway
Tequesta FL 33469
(561) 746-4537

Director of Communication
6780 Tamarind Circle
Orlando FL 32819
(407) 248-1971

Michael V. Thomas
Nonpoint Source Management Section
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee FL 32399-2400

Stan Bronson
Florida Earth Foundation
3301 Gun Club Road, Mail Stop FEF
West Palm Beach FL 33416
(561) 682-2059

Roy O. Bonnell, Jr.
Executive Director
Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc.
3511 Santiago Way
Naples FL 34105
(239) 263-6819

Edwin M. Everham
Program Leader / Associate Professor
Environmental Studies Program
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd., South
Fort Meyers FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-7169

Robert Cannellos
Garcia Brenner Stromberg
751 Park of Commerce Drive
Boca Raton FL 33436
(561) 241-6736
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Jay Exum
Director, Environmental Services
Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart
33 East Pine Street
Orlando FL 32801
(407) 843-6552
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Wendy Landry
Green Time
3208-C E. Colonial Drive, #258
Orlando FL 32803
(407) 341-3453

Greg Golgowski
Director of Conservation
Harmony / Birchwood Acres, LLC
3500 Harmony Square Drive West
Harmony FL 34773
(407) 957-7776

Todd Haskett
Harmony Development Co.
3500 Harmony Square Dr.
Harmony FL 34773
(407) 891-1616

Kent Foreman
Harmony Development Co.
3500 Harmony Square Dr.
Harmony FL 34773
(407) 891-1616

David Bartz
Vice President
Hills & Associates, Inc.
8406 Benjamin Road, Suite G
Tampa FL 33634
(813) 887-3130
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Kyle Abney
Hoar Construction, LLC
622 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Orlando FL 32801
(407) 650-8100

Charlels J. Lentz
Managing Director
Integra Realty Resources -Orlando
28 West Central Blvd., Ste 300
Orlando FL 32801
(407) 843-3377

Steve Rudnianyn
International Property Services Corp.
101 N.E. 1st Avenue
Ocala FL 34470
(352) 629-6101

John Rudnianyn
International Property Services Corp.
101 N.E. 1st Avenue
Ocala FL 34470
(352) 629-6101

Peter Kohler
Knysna River Reserve Project: South Africa

Amye King
Planning Manager
Comprehensive Planning
Lake County
315 West Main Street; P.O. Box 7800
Tavares FL 32778-7800
(352) 343-9632

Blanche Hardy
Environmental Services Director
Lake County
13130 County Landfill Road; P.O. Box 7800
Tavares FL 32778-7800
(352) 343-3776

Catherine Hanson
County Commissioner
315 West Main Street
Lake County Board of County Commissioners
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares FL 32778
(352) 343-9850

Robert Sisum
Lakewood Ranch
LWR Communities, LLC
6215 Lorraine Road
Bradenton FL 34202
(941) 755-6574

Darla Miller
Miller, Sellen, Conner & Walsh, Inc.
4750 New Broad Street
Orlando FL 32814
(407) 422-3330

Miller, Sellen, Conner & Walsh, Inc.
4750 New Broad Street
Orlando FL 32814
(407) 422-3330

Jay Kalter
Miller, Sellen, Conner & Walsh, Inc.
4750 New Broad Street
Orlando FL 32814
(407) 422-3330

David Herkalo
Director, Home Ownership Center
Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation
633 NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
(352) 380-9119
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Tim Hiers
Golf Course Manager
The Old Collier Club
797 Walkerbilt Road
Naples FL 34110
(239) 593-8522

Jack Sullivan
General Manager
The Old Collier Golf Club
790 Main House Drive
Naples FL 34110
(239) 254-8400

Beth Jackson
Program Manager
Orange County Environmental Protection
800 North Mercy Drive, Ste 4
Orlando FL 32808
(407) 836-1481

Chris Dewey
Program Coordinator, Public Works
Pasco County Coop Ext Service: FL Yards &
Utilities Bldg, Rm 109
7530 Little Road
New Port Richey FL 34654
(727) 847-8177

Jennifer L. Seney
Pascowildlife, Inc.
25605 Apple Blossom Lane
Wesley Chapel FL 33544
(813) 907-0200

Albert Peek
Peek Properties, Inc.
1111 NE 25TH Ave., Ste 102
Ocala FL 34470
(352) 732-5255

Al Dougherty
Managing Partner
Principle Design & Development, LLC
703 Lucerne Ave., Ste 207
Lake Worth FL 33460
(561) 533-5252

Charles Robertson
Robertson Homes
P.O. Box 700031
St. Cloud FL 34770-0031
(407) 892-0598

Angela Polo
Builders/Contractors Coordinator
Sarasota County Extension
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota FL 34241
(941) 861-9809

Jodi John
Sustainable Sarasota
Sarasota County Government
1660 Ringling Blvd, 3rd Floor
Sarasota FL 34236
(941) 861-5656
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Nina Powers
Sustainable Sarasota
Sarasota County Government
1660 Ringling Blvd, 3rd Floor
Sarasota FL 34236
(941) 961-5651

Craig Shadrix
Program Manager
Community Resources Division
Seminole County
1101 E. First Place
Sanford FL 32771
(407) 665-7343

Colleen Rotella
Seminole County Community Resources
1101 East First Street
Sandford FL 32771
(407) 665-7351

Tony Matthews
Seminole County Planning
1101 East First Street
Sanford FL 32771
(407) 665-7936

Cathleen Consoli
Seminole County Planning
1101 East First Street
Sanford FL 32771
(407) 665-7377

Mark Johnson
Signature Land Designs
501 East Oak Street, Suite A
Kissimmee FL 34744
(407) 931-2225

Bruce Adams
Water Conservation Officer
South Florida Water Mgmt District
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach FL 33406
(561) 682-6785

John Fitzgerald
St. Johns River Water Mgmt District
4049 Reid Street
Palatka FL 32178-1429
(386) 329-4876

Gene Caputo
Intergovernmental Coordinator
St. Johns River Water Mgmt District
4049 Reid Street
Palatka FL 32177
(386) 329-4437

David P. Kelley
Growth Management Planning
St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Avenue
Ft. Pierce FL 34982
(772) 462-1589

Michael Brillhart
Strategy & Special Projects Dept
St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Ave., 3rd Floor Admin
Fort Pierce FL 34982
(772) 462-1929

Faye W. Outlaw
St. Lucie County
2300 Viriginia Ave.
Fort Pierce FL 34982
(772) 462-1592

Randy Stevenson
Assistant Director
Growth Management Administration
St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Avenue
Ft. Pierce FL 34982
(772) 462-1590

Anita Neal
Director / Environ Horticulture Agent
St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension
8400 Picos Road, Suite 101
Fort Pierce FL 34945
(772) 462-1660

William Zoeller
Senior Associate
Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
50 Washington Street, 6th Floor
Norwalk CT 06856
(203) 857-0200

Marn Heggen
Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
50 Washington Street, 6th Floor
Norwalk CT 06856
(203) 857-0200

Sylvia Durell
Senior Communications Coordinator
Communications Department
SW Florida Water Mgmt District
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville FL 34609-6899
(800) 423-1476

Bob Swift
The Audubon Partnership
2145 14th Avenue, Ste. 24-A
Vero Beach FL 32960
(772) 299-5424

David Risinger
The Audubon Partnership
2145 14th Avenue, Ste. 24-A
Vero Beach FL 32960
(772) 299-5424

JD Collins
JEA Board Chairman
The Collins Group
3840 Crown Point Road
Jacksonville FL 32257
(904) 268-8500

Jennifer Languell
Trifecta Construction Solutions
P.O. Box 402
Alva FL 33920
(239) 278-3175

Shelly Foy
United States Golf Association
P.O. Box 1087
Hobe Sound FL 33475-1087
(772) 546-2620

Dave Newport
Office of Sustainability
University of FL
341 Rinker Hall; P.O. Box 115703
Gainesville FL 32611
(352) 273-1173

Barbra C. Larson
FYN State Coordinator
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
University of FL IFAS Extension
111 Mehrhof Hall, P.O. Box 110675
Gainesville FL 32611-0675
(352) 392-1831

Holly Johnson Shiralipour
Developer & Statewide Coordinator
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
University of FL IFAS Extension
112 Mehrhof Hall, P.O. Box 110675
Gainesville FL 32611-0675
(352) 392-1831

Sylvia Lang
Dept Soil & Water Science
University of FL PREC
P.O. Box 110940
Gainesville FL 32601
(352) 392-5684

Pierce Jones
Director FEES & PREC
FL Energy Extension Service
University of FL PREC
P.O. Box 110940
Gainesville FL 32611
(352) 392-8074

Craig Miller
Assistant in PREC
FL Energy Extension Service
University of FL PREC
P.O. Box 110941
Gainesville FL 32612
(352) 392-5684
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Glenn A. Acomb
Associate Professor
Dept of Landscape Architecture
University of FL PREC
P.O. Box 115704
Gainesville FL 32611-5704
(352) 392-6098

Mark Clark
Assistant Professor
Dept of Soil & Water Science
University of FL PREC
P.O. Box 11510
Gainesville FL 32611
(352) 392-1803

Kathleen Ruppert
Associate Extension Scientist
FL Energy Extension Service
University of FL PREC
P.O. Box 110940
Gainesville FL 32611
(352) 392-7260
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Thomas Becker
Program Agent
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
University of FL: IFAS Extension, Lee County
3406 Palm Beach Blvd.
Ft. Myers FL 33916
(239) 461-7515
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Steve Johnson
Assistant Professor
Dept Wildlf Ecology & Conservation
University of FL: IFAS Plant City Campus
1200 North Park Road
Plant City FL 33563-1540
(813) 707-7330

Charles Kibert
Professor & Director CCE
ME Rinker Sr School of Bld Construction
University of FL: Power Center for Construction &
P.O. Box 115703
Gainesville FL 32611
(352) 273-1189

Mark Hostetler
Assistant Professor
Dept W1d1f Ecology & Conservation
University of FL: PREC
P.O. Box 110430
Gainesville FL 32611
(352) 846-0568

Donna Isaacs
Powell Center for Construction & Environment
University of Florida
P.O. Box 115703
Gainesville FL 32611
(352) 273-1172

David Woodall
Assistant VP for Development Major Gifts
University of Florida Foundation, Inc.
2012 West University Avenue; P.O. Box 14425
Gainesville FL 32604-2425
(352) 392-5406

Hal Knowles, III
FL Energy Extension Service
University of Florida PREC
P.O. Box 110940
Gainesville FL 32611-0940
(352) 392-5684

Carolyn A. Gregor
County Extension Director
Sarasota County Extension
University of Florida-IFAS Extension
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota FL 34241
(941) 861-9808

Carlos AI. Vergara
Venture Four, LLC
7128 SE Rivers Edge Road
Jupiter FL 33458
(561) 202-7188

Andy Root
Viera East Community Dev District
P. O. Box 53
Scottsmoor FL 32775
(321) 633-0327

Patti Franzetta
Viera East Community Dev District
2300 Clubhouse Drive
Viera FL 32955
(321) 639-2355

Marines Hoppes
Environmental Initiatives
Walt Disney World
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
(407) 828-5448

Jeff Kosik
Lead Manager
Environmental Compliance
Walt Disney World
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
(407) 824-7279

Robert Karnes
Walt Disney World Co.
129 Bridgeriew Court
Longivood FL 32779
(407) 824-2886

Gary Myers
Manager, Golf Course Maintenance Operations
Walt Disney World Golf
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
(407) 824-3343

Charlie Alaffett
WCI Communities
24301 Walden Center Drive
Bonita Springs FL 34134
(239) 498-8058

Ed Griffith
WCI Communities
24301 Walden Center Drive
Bonita Springs FL 34134
(239) 498-8208

Terrey Dolan
WCI Communities
24301 Walden Center Drive
Bonita Springs FL 34134
(239) 498-8208

Karen Childress
WCI Communities
24301 Walden Center Drive
Bonita Springs FL 34134
(239) 498-8687

Joel Howard
Senior Natural Resource Manger
WCI Communities
11631 Kew Gardens Ave.
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410
(561) 775-2120


Audubon International and the Universip of Flodda Program for Resource E Communities sincerely thank
our Sponsors and Supporters for their financial and in-kind contributions to help make this Summit possible.
Through their generosig this event was held eith no cost to attendees. For more information on a it.:////: or to
support Audubon International or Universip of Florida Program for Resource E Communities please dsit
www.auduboninternational.ory or www.enerD .. 1 respectively.

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HA OM NY The Town of Harmony is a new mixed-use community being developed
on 11,000 acres outside of Orlando in eastern Osceola County. The
Harmony Development Co. is closely aligned with the Harmony Institute,
FLORIDA a non-proHt organization with a philosophy that people live better when
they live in regular contact with animals and nature. The development
program seeks to facilitate that through its planning as well as through cost-effective sustainable development
practices. For more information about Harmony Florida, please visit the Harmony Florida website at

WCI Communities, Inc., named America's Best
WCI COMMUNITIES, INC. Builder 2 4 by the National Association of Home
Builders and Builder Magazine, has been creating
amenity-rich, master-planned lifestyle communities
since 1946. In cooperation with Audubon International, WCI has created four Gold Signature Sustainable
Developments with additional communities in the design stages. It also has more projects in the Audubon
International Signature program than any other developer. Florida-based WCI caters to primary, retirement, and
second-home buyers in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The company offers traditional and
tower home choices with prices from the mid-$100,000s to more than $10 million and features a wide array of
recreational amenities. The company currently owns and controls approximately 18,000 acres of developable land.
For more information about WCI Communities, please visit their website at www.wcicommunities.com

For more than 50 years, Pulte Homes has been helping individuals, couples, and
families build a better life. Today, the Company's operations span more than 40
markets throughout the United States. Through its Del Webb brand, the Company is
now the country's leading builder of Active Adult communities. In building more than
I 370,000 homes in its history, Pulte Homes has been honored as "America's Best
Builder," and was named Builder of the Year 21 2 Providing excellent customer
service and offering a wide variety of loan products, Pulte Mortgage LLC, Pulte Homes
national mortgage company, meets the Snancing needs of Pulte Homes' customers throughout the country.
Whether it's a Hrst-time buyer or a growing family, Pulte Homes' commitment to quality is reflected in the way it
builds homes, demonstrated in the way it treats customers, and evident in the 11,000 employees who provide
customers with exceptional value and a buying experience that exceeds their expectations. For more information
about Pulte Homes, please visit their website at www.pulte.com.

The Bonita Bay Group is a real estate development company based in
Bonita Springs, Florida, whose hallmark is environmentally responsible
development. The company was formed in the early 1980s on a
foundation of developing in harmony with nature and is today a nationally
recognized icon of land stewardship. During the past two decades, the
The BOmta Bay Group' company has set new standards in site phnnin land use, environmental
preservation, water management, and social infrastructure. In each of its
six master planned communities wetlands are preserved, natural flow ways are restored, and water-conservation
efforts are practiced to ensure the protection of our precious resources. The Bonita Bay Group has more golf holes
certified through the Audubon International Signature Program that any company in the world and has been
honored with many other awards, including the national Award of Excellence from the Urban Land Institute and
the GolfD est Environmental Leader in Golf Award. www.bonitabayeroup.com

The Old Collier Golf Club, located in Naples, Florida, is an eighteen-hole golf course
covering 267 acres in the Cocohatchee River basin. As the first Certified Audubon
Gold Signature Sanctuary, The Old Collier Golf Club and the parent company, Collier
Enterprises, LTD, made the commitment to balance economic goals with
environmental goals-focusing on protecting water, wildlife, and natural resources
throughout the design, development, construction, and management of the property.
With resourceful management of water as a primary concern, Seashore Paspalum is
used on the entire golf course. It is the first golf course in the world to irrigate with

brackish water, and the first to landscape with indigenous plants that are 100''.. salt tolerant. Mangrove and wetland
habitat bordering the river were set aside as a wildlife preserve and continuous native habitat corridors have been
preserved for the protection of the plentiful wildlife that has increased substantially since the development was
completed. The partnership with Audubon International, initiated in 1993 when Collier's Reserve became the first
Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary in the world, has led to numerous environmental awards for
the golf course and staff at The Old Collier Golf Club. For more information, please visit The Old Collier Golf
Club at their website www.theoldcollierec.com.

The Walt Disney World@ Resort is home to five
championship 18-hole golf courses, and for more than 30
years has hosted a PGA TOUR event. Disney Golf is very
proud that all five courses are Cooperative Wildlife
G O L F Sanctuaries certified by Audubon International. Walt Disney
World@ Resort is one of just 17 Gold Medal Golf Resorts
in the continental United States, and one of only two in
Florida, as honored by GOLF Magazine. For more information, please visit Walt Disney World Golf at their
website www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/moreMagic/golfHomeid= GolfHomePage.


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