This new green building may be just the thing to help a Florida town stand up to climate change. Or not.

 

Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach has rejected the anything-goes approach of much of Florida, and the city wants its new boutique hotel to be a model for environmentally responsible development. But is even one new building in this region one too many? Credit: Deepa Fernandes

You’d be hard-pressed to find a community on Florida’s east coast without at least one hotel. After all, this is the state where visitors flock to long beaches and warm weather, and where hotels eager to put them up blanket the landscape. But Satellite Beach prides itself on being a little bit different. “The vibe here…

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