Conch Republic Goes Green! Key West now requires 3rd party green building certification

According to Stuart Kaplow of Green Building Law Update, the City Commission of Key West, Florida now requires third party green building certification for all new residential projects. Acceptable standards: USGBC LEED for Home Certified Florida Green Building Coalition Bronze level certification In Key West, residential development is strictly limited to correspond to the evacuation … Continue reading Conch Republic Goes Green! Key West now requires 3rd party green building certification

Florida: Sinkhole Swallows Portion of 3-Story Resort Building

Geology is to blame for a situation which very nearly ended in disaster at a resort in Florida. In the middle of the night, a security guard began waking and evacuating guests at the Summer Bay Resort as a sinkhole rapidly expanded beneath one of the buildings. Luckily, nobody was harmed. About 30 percent of … Continue reading Florida: Sinkhole Swallows Portion of 3-Story Resort Building

According to Florida Law, Smartphones and Computers are now “Illegal Slot Machines”

According to the Miami Herald, a recent law passed in Florida to eliminate gambling at Internet cafes may have a broader reach than anticipated. The law states that any "system or network of devices" that can be used for games of chance is actually a slot machine. The owner of an Internet cafe that was … Continue reading According to Florida Law, Smartphones and Computers are now “Illegal Slot Machines”