Participating Businesses

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Learn more about the 200-plus businesses who help protect and preserve our environment by participating in the Green Business Partnership. Click on a business name (below) to read more details. Narrow down your search by using the dropdown menu to select businesses by category or by choosing a letter from the alphabet.

Kimal Event Center

The Kimal Event Center was built as a 'living model' of Green Building Concepts and Sustainable Building Practices. It also provides educational and special events for the industry and the community, as well as for the Kimal Team.

The Kimal Event Center in Venice exemplifies green building practices. Sustainable lumber is throughout, from bamboo floors, reclaimed submerged cypress slabs as desk and conference table tops, and wood sought from sustainably managed forests shows Kimal Lumber Company's environmental commitment. Abundant natural light illuminates the event center. Energy-efficient lighting is throughout, including highly efficient T-5 fluorescent lamps as well as T-8 lamps. Cork wainscoting is in one of the conference rooms, as well. Kimal uses reusable mugs, rechargeable batteries and refillable pens. Toner, batteries and water bottles are recycled as well as standard program recyclables. Kimal selects products with the least amount of packaging and or have recyclable packaging. Kimal has incorporated the Green Business Partnership through their operation. The Kimal Nokomis Lumberyard became a Green Business Partner in 2006, the Kimal Sales and Design Center in Nokomis became a Green Business Partner 2012. Kimal will open a drive-through lumberyard in Sarasota in winter of 2014.
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