New development should relate to the architectural styles of the District, particularly the historical techniques of the style of passive solar and ventilation design. These techniques include building orientation, ceiling heights, the use of transoms, ceiling fans, appropriately sized and shaped windows, sun shades, colonnades, and porches.
Use of low impact materials encouraged including:
High recycled content
New development should adhere to applicable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards or equivalent standards, including LEED EB-OM, LEED-ND, LEED for Homes, Earthcraft, and Florida Green Building Coalition Certification.
Certification is not required, however, projects will be reviewed as to their incorporation of sustainable practices expressed in these certification programs.