Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.32
Liaison Ken Lindeman
Submission Date April 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Quinn Duffy
University Sustainability Officer
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The University Sustainability Council (USC) assists in coordination of academic and operational efforts to advance best practices in sustainability across the Florida Tech campus.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Dr. Ken Lindeman Sustainability, OEMS
Quinn Duffy Facilities Operations
Suzy Daigle Facilities Operations
Greg Graham Business & Retail Ops
Andy McIlwraith MarComm
Thomas Stewart Dining Services
Erica Spencer Conference Services
Shelley Johnson Development
Jessica Ickes Institutional Research
Stacy Gordon EHS
Terri Wright WFIT
Curtis Robinson IT Enterprise Sys
Jacqueline Hetherington Student Life
Gregory Connell Student Life
Nancy Garmer Library
Petra Brnova Library
Robert Sippel Library
Dr. Brooke Wheeler Aeronautics, COA
Dr. Michael Slotkin Business, COB
Dr. Tim Muth Business, COB
Dr. Abram Walton Business, COB
Dr. Heidi Hatfield Edwards Communication, COPLA
Dr. Gordon Patterson Arts & Comm., COPLA
Dr. Jessica Wildman Psychology, COPLA
Dr. Troy Nguyen Constr Manag, OES
Dr. Robert Weaver Oc Engineering, OES
Dr. Michael Goldfarb Mathematics, OES
Dr. Gordon Nelson Chemistry, OES
Dr. Dan Kirk Mech & Aero Eng, OES
Taylor Greene, Allyson McCarron SOSA (TG = SGA rep)
Julia Martinez, Stephanie Baskin Res Life SUS Comm
Haley Ernest Ethos Community Garden
Ana Castaneda SUS Program

Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

- Facilities Operations is the managing department of the operational entity known as the "Office of Sustainability" which has members designed to it under working titles as a part of official duties.
- The office of the Academic Program in Sustainability Studies* continues to coordinate diverse campus and community products as Living Laboratory models among students, faculty and others.
* within the current College of Engineering and Sciences.

Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Quinn A. Duffy

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Florida Tech's University Sustainability Council (USC) was formed in Fall 2014 . In part through USC efforts, the Sustainability Office was established and their first University Sustainability Officer was hired to organize and direct the offices' efforts. Int he last three years, through the activities of the SUS Academic program, the rehired Facilities SUS Officer, the USC and many others we have initiated GHG inventories, graduated almost 150 Sustainability Majors - and Minors from >25 other majors, continued LEED building scoping and actions, maintained our Princeton Review rating, wrote the City Sustainability plans via multiple student research internships for 4 Coastal Cities in our Community. Many other achievements from these partnerships are in the enclosed STARS submission.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Title: Sustainability Coordinator
Job Category: Staff
Location: Melbourne
The Sustainability Officer will develop, coordinate and administer programs, and advise on policies within areas of campus facilities sustainability.
Develop, plan, coordinate and implement activities related to sustainability systems, utility bill management analytics and optimize energy costs.
Lead a campus-wide campaign to reduce energy consumption.
Integrate sustainable practices into Facilities’ standard practices.
Encourage and facilitate other sustainability programs around campus Coordinate campus measurement systems and certifications.
Achieve Princeton Review ranking as a Green College.
Develop grant opportunities and prepare proposals with others.
Provide content for the Facilities and Sustainability websites for sustainability-related news.
Work with Marketing & Communications to document FIT sustainability stories.
Coordinate with student organizations as they implement sustainability initiatives.
Coordinate quarterly University Sustainability Committee meetings.
Assist with standing and ad hoc sustainability projects around campus.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Professor, Sustainability Program

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Title: Professor, Program Chair
Job Category: Faculty
Location: Melbourne
Description in brief:
Initiate and maintain diverse Academic Programs that optimize student resources with Facilities Operations and other university resources to bring sustainability innovations and actions to the campus and wider community.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data collected from the University Sustainability Council, the campus Sustainability Office within the Facilities Operations Department and the SUS Academic Program.

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