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Sarasota County government is committed to environmental, cultural and economic sustainability. This means:
  • Replenish the resources we use or consume.
  • Ensuring our values guide us into the future.
  • Investing in our community to ensure future prosperity.
To achieve the balance necessary for a sustainable community, our programs and services must be economically viable, environmentally sound and socially equitable.

Comment on Draft PACE Ordinance

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a tool for property owners to finance private property improvements related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hurricane hardening through assessments levied on their property tax bill by special districts established for that purpose.

The County Commission authorized beginning the process to implement PACE within Sarasota County in October 2016.

Following a review of best practices around the state and a survey of PACE providers, a draft PACE ordinance has been developed that would authorize PACE locally and set the standards for its implementation.

The draft ordinance is now open for public review and comment until June 2. If you would like to provide comments or suggestions, please email them to or call 941-861-5000.

View/read the draft PACE ordinance.


Mark your calendar for Nov. 30, 2017, when we'll bring you the latest information, strategies and resources for building sustainable communities.

We'll host our 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop that day, at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event Center.

Keep an eye on our workshop page to learn more, as we continue to develop the day-long workshop.


 Annual Reports

2015 Sustainability Assessment Report.pdf2015 Sustainability Assessment Report
2012 Sustainability Annual Report.pdf2012 Sustainability Annual Report
2012 Sustainability Annual Report Presentation.pdf2012 Sustainability Annual Report Presentation
2012 A to Z Sustainability Inventory.pdf2012 A to Z Sustainability Inventory

 Sustainability Documents

Roadmap to Sustainability.pdfRoadmap to Sustainability
Sustainable Business Guide.pdfSustainable Business Guide

Rebates to buy and install
electric vehicle charging stations
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The Office of Sustainability is a branch of the UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability Department.

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