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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.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.12
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Florida
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Liz Storn
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
1,690,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
1,955 Acres

IECC climate region:

Large town

Gross floor area of building space:
22,404,996 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
13,153,501 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
1,495,345 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
207,587 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
165,692 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
1,775,547 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 31.40
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 68.10
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.50

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


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

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

UF purchases steam from an on-campus, natural gas-fired co-generation facility owned by Duke Energy Progress. This steam is used to heat the majority of buildings on campus.

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.