Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.74
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2014
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Florida Gulf Coast University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
56,343,579 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
800 Acres

IECC climate region:

Urban fringe of mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
4,250,269 Gross Square Feet
+ Date Revised: Aug. 8, 2017

Conditioned floor area:

Floor area of laboratory space:
135,433 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
11,625 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
106,911 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
530,151 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 5.08
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 64.66
Nuclear 23.10
Solar photovoltaic 0.06
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 7.10

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

6.93% Florida Power & Light purchases power from other sources, not specified.
0.17% Oil

2 megawatts of electricity, 18% of main campus (not Housing), is generated from FGCU's 15-acre solar field. All other power is purchased from Florida Power & Light, who has provided the breakdown of electricity provided to FGCU.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 5.08
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 64.66
Other (please specify and explain below) 7.10

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

FGCU is in a subtropical climate where heating buildings is not a significant issue. Heat may come on for a brief time (1-3 hours) on rare winter mornings but never runs for an entire day.

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