Green Certification Resources
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Founded in 1989, Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace. Our industry knowledge and standards help manufacturers, purchasers, and end users alike make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.
Today’s environmentally conscious client prefers structures that are: energy and water efficient, durable and disaster resistant, healthier and environmentally friendly. Green Advantage® certifies your knowledge of the latest in green building practices, technologies and techniques.
The Florida Green Lodging Program
The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental guidelines allow the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance.
Florida Water Star
Florida Water StarSM is a voluntary certification program for new and existing residential and commercial developments that encourages water efficiency in household appliances, plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems and landscapes.
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) provides programs to help residents reduce pollution and enhance their environments by improving yard and landscape management.
Quality Certification Services
The name ‘Quality Certification Services’ (QCS) was adopted by the organic certification program of Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc., (FOG) in 2001 to adapt to expanding services, a growing clientele, and demand for a geographically neutral name. QCS is simply a new name for the same commitment to customer service and affordable certification as shown in FOG’s 13- year-history of certifying organic operations.
Quality Certification Services offers USDA ISO Guide 65 and USDA National Organic Program accredited certification options. QCS currently offers the following certification options:
- Certified Organic
- Certified Transitional
- Certified Hormone and Antibiotic Free
QCS certifies Farming, Wildcrafting, Livestock, Processing, Packing, and Handling operations. While our home office is in Florida, we certify entities nationally and internationally. QCS meets the needs of operations regardless of type, location, or size.