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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the campaign(s):
Housing Eco-Challenge

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Each spring, residence halls across campus compete to reduce water and energy consumption. Additional programming within the halls is coordinated by Eco-Reps and additional points for the waste category are awarded through using reusable to-go containers in the dining halls, attending campus cleanup events, and visiting the sustainability hut on campus.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):

Last year, the Lakeside complex won the energy reduction challenge- residents saved 1.81 KWHs per resident, per day in February 2010 compared with February 2009. This is a savings of 26,506 KWHs in Lakeside Residential Complex for February 2010 compared with February 2009. In 2010, 15 out of 23 residence hall communities used less KWHs per resident, per day. The KWHs savings were moderate and ranged from .07 – 1.81 KWHs less per resident, per day in these 15 halls.

Last year, Weaver Hall won the water reduction challenge- residents saved 23.26 gallons of water per resident, per day, in January, compared with average water usage from February and March 2009. This is a savings of 122,580 gallons of water in Weaver Hall during January. In 2010, 18 of 24 residence hall communities used less water per resident, per day, during the competition. The water savings ranged from slight to impressive, from 1.52 to 23.26 less gallons of water per resident, per day.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.