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Sustainable FloridiansSM
Benchmarking & Monitoring Program

Developed and delivered in partnership with The Nature Conservancy Florida Chapter, the UF/IFAS Sustainable Floridians Benchmarking and Monitoring Program, or “SF-BMP” is a performance-based, integrated, and collaborative approach to reduce the footprint of land development in Florida.

Our mission is to promote the adoption of best design, construction, and management practices that measurably reduce energy and water consumption and environmental degradation in Florida’s master-planned community developments.

SF-BMP is administered and delivered as a fee-for-service educational activity that serves clientele needs while generating revenue to enable and support the program activities. Through applied research and service agreements, our team of academic, public-sector, and industry collaborators creates “living laboratories” for sustainability where we can simultaneously research urban development best practices and apply what we learn along the way to real-world projects.

At Sustainable Floridians “living labs”, we document, monitor, and measure outcomes of development teams’ commitments to beyond-code sustainability performance. To move the needle faster and further toward positive, scalable sustainability solutions in urban development projects, our work extends from the conceptual planning and design stages through construction and post-construction.

We will be expanding this website soon to share more. To learn more now, check out this presentation given at the 2022 National Extension Energy Summit and National Sustainability Summit:
"Creating Living Laboratories for Sustainability in Florida’s New Urban Development"

Sustainable FloridiansSM

The mission of the Sustainable FloridiansSM  program is to guide Floridians on how to take individual responsibility for protecting Earth’s limited resources. Through a discussion-to-action format, the program educates participants about making wise use of resources, making households and communities more resilient and financially sound, and understanding the impact of individual lifestyle choices.

The Sustainable FloridiansSM Program

•  supports and connects the UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida
•  provides Florida-appropriate targeted information
•  motivates participants to implement conservation and efficiency actions
•  creates opportunities for community-level leadership

Topics Include

•  Why Should You Care?
•  Consumerism
•  Energy
•  Food Systems
•  Water: Florida’s Lifeblood
•  Community Leadership and Engaging Others

Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability in Extension Offices

Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability Data Log

Sample Module - Climate Change and Sea Level Rise


For more information contact:

Jennison Kipp
Sustainable FloridiansSM
Sustainable Communities State Specialized Extension Agent
UF/IFAS Program Resource Efficient Communities
PO Box 110940
Gainesville, FL 32611-0940
Phone: 352-273-0245