Welcome to University of Florida Green Building Platform
The University’s Green Building Program is within Facilities Planning and Construction Division at the University of Florida. This Office is responsible for the implementation, administration, monitoring, and reporting green building activities and progress.
This undertaking encompasses many aspects of university’s construction program including construction standards, contracts, design, construction, energy modeling, commissioning, post occupancy follow up, and managing rebate program. This web site presents information on recent and upcoming activities of university's Green Building Program, including LEED certification, case studies, LEED Portfolio, and greening existing buildings through LEED-EB;O&M.
This Resource documents the experience and knowledge gained from University of Florida's certified and registered LEED projects. Using LEED as a guide and the accountability tool, the Resource has been designed to raise continuous improvement in cost-effective green building design, construction, and operations. The site will be continuously updated and expanded to reflect the leading edge of best practice across the University.
It is our hope that by creating and sharing this Resource, we can both support and learn from others as we all strive to meet the profound challenge of becoming an environmentally sustainable society. Thank you for visiting this site, and if have any questions; please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Green Building Principles
University of Florida is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that enriches health and wellbeing of University and surrounding community, nurtures a change toward sustainability, which is advanced through research, analysis, and experiences added over time, and share the finding to further enhance the understanding of sustainability through:
- Demonstrate institutional practices that promote sustainability, including build to last facilities, bench marking to measure and ultimately increase efficiency, decrease waste and promote renewable resources at the university and of its suppliers.
- Promote health and well-being, productivity, and safety of the University community through design, construction, and operation & maintenance of the built environment.
- Enhancing campus ecosystems by looking at campus holistically through developing university green portfolio.
- Develop tools and practices from lessons learned that will enable to conduct comparative analysis of sustainability implications and to support long-term economic, environmental, and socially responsible decision-making.
- Establish benchmarking for building performance through monitoring and reporting.
- Encouraging and support institutional learning throughout the University by making this process a tool used for faculty and student to further advance sustainability efforts. .
Benefits of Green Buildings
Facilities Planning & Construction
PO Box 115050
Gainesville, FL 32611-5050