How to build South Florida’s market for resilient homes | Opinion

May 14, 2018

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In an opinion piece for the Sun Sentinel, Realtor Craig Cox explains why building resilience into homes in South Florida is a necessity more than a trend. Elected leaders, like those who form the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, are working with business leaders and others to address the threat of sea level rise through policies and other solutions. With real estate high on the list of Florida’s largest industries, real estate agents are in a position to also play a critical role in addressing this threat. They can sell more green buildings to spur additional demand for environmentally friendly features, but to do this, the industry’s properties database needs to allow agents to search for and find green buildings. The Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale, who run the database locally, are following the suggestions of a new Green Task Force to allow this kind of search.