Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.19
Liaison Lissette Hernandez
Submission Date May 13, 2016
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Florida International University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Endowment size:
176,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
573 Acres

IECC climate region:

Urban fringe of large city

Gross floor area of building space:
9,774,810 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:

Floor area of laboratory space:
215,710 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
21,154 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
504,637 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
1,277,667 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 2.10
Coal 22.63
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0.09
Natural gas 60.88
Nuclear 12.12
Solar photovoltaic 0.11
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 2.08

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

In addition to the sources of electricity specified above Petroleum constitutes 0.82% of "other" electricity usage source and the remaining 1.26% is unspecified other.

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

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

Not applicable

Data was gathered from the Department of Analysis and Information Management, Housing and Residential Life, and the Office of Academic Space Management.

Data for the institutions specific energy usage is unknown so data was collected from the U.S. Energy Information Administration's most recent 2014 report "Net Generation by State by Type of Producer by Energy Source" Total Electricity Consumption data set for the state of Florida.

Total Campus Area includes Modesto Maidique Campus (342 acres), Biscayne Bay Campus (195 acres), and Engineering Center (36 acres).

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