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A Look at 5 Certified 'Green' Projects in Dunedin

Here are five certified green buildings, businesses or projects in Dunedin.

1) The  was among the first municipal buildings constructed to the environmental standards (LEED) in Dunedin. 

2) The at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and have also applied for LEED certification, according to records.

3) Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County broke ground in 2009 on the planned, 19-home Shady Grove Townhomes neighborhood, 501 Howell St., on land purchased from the Dunedin Housing Authority, for green, energy-efficient housing for low-income families. To date, county records show five lots being planned for development; 12 are vacant for planned development.

4) Glencairn Cottages, a modular-home neighborhood, two blocks from downtown on Douglas Avenue, is a private industry project that built to the city's incentivised code in 2008. The 14 homes feature roughly 1,500 to 2,000 square feet; attached garages; gourmet kitchens; energy-efficient appliances, insulation, pipes and ductwork; and Florida-friendly landscaping. Six homes —priced in the high $200,000 and $300,000, according to the website, remain vacant, according to county records. County records show the vacant homes' fair market value range between roughly $100,000 and $200,000.

5)  gas station, Florida's first green-certified gas station, opened at Causeway and Bayshore boulevards in December 2010.

[Updated 5:58 a.m., Feb. 8, 2012]

Laurie Suarez February 08, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Being a resident at beautiful Glencairn, I feel compelled to make a correction of the above information about the neighborhood. There are a total of 14 lots at Glencairn. Eight out of those lots have homes that are occupied. There are six lots open, although one of those six is under contract, where a home will be contructed in the near future.
Katie Dolac February 08, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Thanks for shouting it out, Laurie! County records confirm that. (It's entirely possible my eyeballs mistook me the first time around!) Cheers!

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