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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
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.18 / 3.00 Dustin Stephany
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning, Design and Construction
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

Since 2009 UF has a standard for all major projects, over $2M, to be LEED Gold certified. This includes LEEDv3 and v4 BD+C and CI. The list below represents a sample of projects completed and certified in the past 5 years on main campus:
- Corry Village Commons Building LEED NC v. 3 Gold
- Chemical Engineering Building LEED NC v. 3 Gold
- Gymnastics Renovation and Addition LEED NC v. 3 Gold
- UF Environmental Health Safety LEED NC v. 3 Gold
- UF Institute on Aging LEED NC v. 2.2 Platinum
- Corry Village 289 LEED NC v. 3 Silver
- McCarty A 3rd Floor Renovation LEED CI v. 3 Silver
- Dasburg House LEED NC: Homes V3 Silver
- UF Larsen Hall LEED CI v. 3 Certified
- Weil Hall Renovation LEED CI v. 3 Certified
- Department of Aging LEED CI v. 3 Certified


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
1,068,818 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 26,182 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 63,834 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 162,922 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 243,747 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
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4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
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Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
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A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

The University of Florida has incorporated green building design and construction guidelines and policies into their Design & Construction Standards. The construction of every new building or renovation must follow these standards. These standards are revised twice a year and the University of Florida is continuously integrating guidelines that comply with LEED requirements.
The design is reviewed numerous times by University staff to ensure the intent of integrating green features are met.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

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.