Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Dec. 4, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Florida
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.49 / 5.00 Liz Storn
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

See Attached.

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

The Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE) program at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) was established in 2008. It is one of the fastest growing undergraduate degree programs in the college.

The University of Florida’s Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE) program is located in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning (DCP). Our vision is to inspire, engage, educate, and graduate leaders that will create vibrant, resilient, and regenerative communities while at the same time, protecting natural and cultural resources. In addition, our mission is to arm graduates with the tools and skills necessary to combat climate change and to improve the social and economic wellbeing of the planet and the human race.

Everblue believes that educating individuals will help make the U.S. more energy independent and will equip the domestic workforce with being technologically competitive. By helping people get certified in sustainable building practices and solar energy, we can promote energy security, build prosperity, and safeguard the environment.

We believe our partnership with Everblue will reinforce and continue the education needed for our graduates and will offer other professionals around the world the tools, skills, knowledge, and opportunity to be part of the sustainability, green development, and building industries.

Certificates and CEU's will be awarded at the completion of each course.

Previously, a sustainability certificate was offered through the University of Florida Center for Training, Research and Education for Environmental Occupations (UF/TREEO). This has now transitioned to the continuing education programs offered through SBE as described above.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Reported numbers are through the Division of Continuing Education (http://www.dce.ufl.edu). Some colleges on campus manage their own continuing education programs and do not report them centrally.

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