Mar 6, 2008

Doug Myers Presents Green Building Program at UF Symposium

JACKSONVILLE (March 6, 2008) — Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP associate Doug Myers participated in the 7th Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium “Green Building: Prospects and Pitfalls For Local Governments” on February 15 at the University of Florida. Mr. Myers presented on the topic “The Genesis of a Local Green Building Ordinance,” which concerned his involvement in the development of Gainesville, Florida’s local green building program. Mr. Myers helped to develop green building legislation for the city, which has since been adopted by Sarasota, Florida and is currently being used by the Florida Building Commission’s Florida Green Building Workgroup in its efforts to draft a model ordinance for all Florida municipalities.

Doug Myers practices in the area of Real Estate Law and Land Use Law in SGR’s Jacksonville office and is a member of the Firm’s Sustainability practice. He received his degrees from the University of Florida, which included a B.A., with honors, in 1997 and a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree with a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law in 2001.

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