Sarasota Builder Takes Green Route

Tampa Bay Business Journal -Following the trend set by several other builders, John Cannon Homes Inc. of Sarasota says that all of its residential properties now under construction and everything it builds in the future will meet or exceed guidelines set by the Florida Green Building Coalition.

"The idea of living in an environmentally friendly home is appealing on many levels, and buyers know that ultimately a green house will save them money," said company president John Cannon in a release.

Homes built by John Cannon will address a variety of environmental issues including the preservation of vegetation on land not occupied by structures, minimizing rainwater run-off, and using low-volatile organic compound paints, sealants stains and finishes among other things, the builder said.

A certifying agent from the coalition will inspect the homes, officials said.

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