'''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs. In response to the FHFA statement, most local PACE programs have been suspended until further clarification is provided.'''''
The Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund (TJIF) provides financial incentives for select industries, including solar thermal and photovoltaic manufacturing, installation and repair companies that are relocating or expanding within Miami-Dade County. To be eligible, new or expanding companies relocating to Miami-Dade County must create at least 10 new jobs and make a capital improvement of at least $3 million.
In 2005, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a [http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=052213&file=true&ye... resolution] to incorporate sustainable building measures into county facilities. In 2007, Ordinance 07-65 created the Sustainable Buildings Program in the County Code, and Implementing Order 8-8 established specific guidelines for county facilities.
In an effort to promote environmentally sensitive design and construction, the Miami-Dade County Commissioners passed an ordinance in June 2005 to expedite the permitting process for “green” buildings certified by a recognized environmental rating agency. Commercial, industrial, and residential projects are all eligible as long as they are located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and the City of West Miami. Additionally, solar water heating and solar photovoltaic projects are included in the "fast track" for permitting review.
The Department of Environmental Protection regulates the use and storage of surface waters in the state. A permit from either the Department or the local Water Management District is required for the construction or alteration of any stormwater management system, dam, impoundment, reservoir, appurtenant work, or works. Specific regulations for such permits may be implemented by the Department or the relevant District.
'''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs. In response to the FHFA statement, most local PACE programs have been suspended until further clarification is provided. '''''
The Department of Environmental Protection's Mining Program is responsible for enacting and implementing regulations pertaining to land reclamation. The program primarily focuses on the reclamation of lands mined for phosphate, but some regulations (mostly found in Part III, sections 387.401 et seq.) also pertain more generally to mined land. This legislation contains information on mining inspections and certifications, owner liability, exemptions and permits, and regulations which pertain specifically to heavy metal mining.
Lakeland Electric, a municipal utility in Florida, is the nation's first utility to offer solar-heated domestic hot water on a "pay-for-energy" basis. The utility has contracted with a solar equipment vendor, Regenesis Lakeland, LLC, to install solar water heaters on participating customers’ homes. Lakeland Electric bills the customer $34.95 per month regardless of use. Each solar heater is metered and equipped with a heating element timer as a demand management feature. The $34.95 monthly charge is a bulk energy purchase. The water heater is owned and maintained by the vendor.
Lakeland Electric offers a conservation program for residential customers to save energy in homes. Rebates are available for Heat Pumps, HVAC tune-ups, attic insulation upgrades, and Energy Star refrigerators. Additionally, when a customer schedules a free energy audit, they are eligible to receive up to three free CFLs and an energy saving kit from the utility. The $50 HVAC checkup rebate is for residential customers that have completed a preseason heating and cooling system tune-up by a licensed HVAC contractor.
Lakeland Electric offers several incentives for commercial customers to save energy in eligible facilities. Rebates are available for vending machine controllers, facility system upgrades and commercial lighting upgrades. Lakeland Electric may provide up to three Vending Miser units installed at commercial facilities in Lakeland service territory. The lighting rebate of up to $1,000 is available for all lighting retrofits where incandescent bulbs are replaced with CFL or LED lighting.