PCHA Receives Awards at Statewide Housing Conference

Best PracticesThe Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) recently awarded the PCHA with a 2010 Best Practices Award for Implementing Green Initiatives. Since 2009 when PCHA’s Board of Commissioners committed to becoming moreenvironmentally conscious by incorporating “Implementing Green Initiatives” as part of theagency’s 5-year Strategic Plan, the PCHA has been actively seeking ways to implement energyefficiency standards and other “green” efforts to reduce the agency’s environmental footprint.

• PCHA received a Green Business Partnership certification by Pinellas County, Florida inJune 2010 for a voluntary assessment that recognizes businesses for theirenvironmental stewardship and sustainable practices. The partnership encouragesconservation of resources, waste reduction, energy conservation and cost savings.