Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Brian Pullen
Submission Date March 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brian Pullen
Sustainability Planner
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

The Clean Energy and Resource Conservation Commission (CERCC) envisions a University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) that boldly leads Florida in implementing technologies and practices that move us toward a smarter, cleaner economy. CERCC strives to provide dynamic, innovative services and capital improvements to enhance sustainability on campus. Some of CERCC’s goals are to intellectually and practically lead the sustainability movement at USFSP, and to recommend investments to Student Government and administration that will most effectively reduce the University’s carbon footprint. Since the signing of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, CERCC has become the main conductor of the GHG inventory and will lead the creation and implementation of the Climate Action Plan (CAP) that will be completed in 2016.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Chair:Alana Todd (Student)
Voting member: Ashley Huber (Student)
Voting member: Mykolas Meilus (Student)
Voting member: Adam Iben (Student)
Voting member: Madeline Friesz (Student)
Voting member: Joe Trubacz (Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Services)
Voting member: Dr. Martin Tadlock (Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs)
Voting member: John Dickson (Director of Facilities)
Voting member: Dr. Chris Meindl (Faculty)
Voting member: Brian Pullen (Sustainability Planner- Facilities Services)
Voting member: Ed Lewis (Construction Coordinator- Facilities Services)


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability includes one full-time Sustainability manager, one full-time Construction Coordinator, student chairs of the SGEF and CERCC committees, as well as two intern students rotating per semester

The Office of Sustainability at USFSP, housed in Facilities Services, was established to be the primary location on campus to house all sustainability efforts, practices, and initiatives. The Office is charged with advising the University on matters pertaining to the campus environment, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Through this mission, the office will encourage and facilitate the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff to generate knowledge, acquire skills, develop values, and initiate practices that contribute to a sustainable campus.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Brian Pullen, Sustainability Planner

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

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

The Clean Energy and Resource Conservation Commission (CERCC) led the first Green House Gas Inventory, and is creating the first draft of USFSP's Climate Action Plan as part of it's commitment to reach carbon neutrality. CERCC has helped create a more efficient parking garage by installing LED lights. Our sustainability coordinator led the grant writing for a 1 million dollar grant to install a 100 kw solar array with a 200 kw battery for storage capacity on top of the USFSP parking garage. The parking garage is now Net Zero and offers research opportunities to students and faculty. CERCC also helped create USFSP's bike share program Bike-a-Bull.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Planner

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Manage the University of South Florida- St. Petersburg campus' sustainability initiatives. Act as the Director for the Office of Sustainability. Job details include developing and implementing a Climate Action Plan towards reducing USFSP's GHG emissions, setting climate change mitigation standards in accordance with the STARS rating system, as well as overall reducing the campus' environmental footprint. Act as a communication liaison between the Student Green Energy Fund, the Clean Energy and Resource Conservation Commission, fellow USF faculty, and student organizations towards developing equitable green projects that will benefit all stakeholders involved. Other duties entail helping to integrate sustainability curriculum into a degree program for students. Work further with organizations such as Duke Energy, the City of St. Pete, and the Patel College of Global Sustainability (Tampa campus) towards developing and enacting sustainability-related projects that will better both USFSP and the surrounding Tampa Bay environment.


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