Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lewis Johnson
Director
Environmental Health and Safety
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Florida Gulf Coast University has completed construction of a 15-acre solar photovoltaic array that produces approximately 85 percent of the energy needed to operate its Engineering and Business School buildings, as well as AB-7, the newest science laboratory and classroom building for the College of Arts and Sciences. The University's total reliance on Florida Power & Light Co. is reduced by 18 percent, thanks to the power generated by rows of solar panels that tilt and rotate as they "follow" the sun throughout the day.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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