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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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Overall Score Expired
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The University of South Florida is part of a team selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2011. The competition pits selected teams of college and university students from throughout the United States and the world against each other to design, build, and operate the best solar-powered house. The house must be energy-efficient, effective, affordable and attractive. There are 20 teams from five countries on four continents representing a diverse range of climates, regions, building technologies, and design approaches. After completion of the event, the house will be transported back to USF and remain on campus. Team Florida is an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty lead by USF College of The Arts School of Architecture & Community Design professor Stanley Russell, and includes the USF Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Business, the FSU School of Engineering, the UF School of Building Construction and Interior Design, and the UCF Florida Solar Energy Center.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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