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

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Quinn Duffy
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
New Florida Tech Alumni Center

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

In order to better represent what it means to be an Alumnus of Florida Tech, the construction of the new Alumni Center was combined with a Department of Energy research project to partially renovate and expand an existing structure into Florida Tech's first net-zero energy and LEED certified structure. This example of green building was designed by Florida Tech Faculty, Alumni Engineering Consultants, built by Alumni General Contractors, and LEED Certified by Florida Tech Alumni and Staff. This structure features net-zero energy features, on-site renewable energy, advanced learning building controls, irrigation free native landscaping, EV stations, and improvements to site infrastructure in good standing with low impact development and green infrastructure.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Buildings
Energy
Grounds
Coordination & Planning
Wellbeing & Work

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Botanical Gardens

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

A stream bordered by a shady hammock abounding in palm trees and other tropical growth winds through the heart of the campus and is the setting for a 15-acre Botanical Garden. The main trail has been named the Dent Smith Trail in honor of the founder of the Palm Society, a worldwide organization primarily engaged in the study of the palm family, in all its aspects. Florida Tech's Garden, through the intense interest of Founding President Emeritus Jerome P. Keuper and the inspiration and help of Mr. Dent Smith in the 1960's, has become one of the most unique campus botanical gardens of its kind in the continental United States.

This is a public garden. As there are natural water features and other potential hazards, please exercise caution during your visit. There are several specimen, delicate or possibly poisonous plants planted or naturally occurring in this garden and hammock.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Grounds
Wellbeing & Work

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
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Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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