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

University of South Florida
OP-1: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Office of Sustainability
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Total building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
5,183,274 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is maintained in accordance with sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies but is NOT certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M:
5,108,274 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Silver certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Gold certified :
74,788 Gross Square Feet

Building space that is LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Platinum certified :
0 Gross Square Feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for sustainable building operations and maintenance is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies:

The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:

A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

Through the use of the Florida Energy Code, USF has implemented standards in building insulation values for walls, roofs, windows, motor and equipment efficiencies, mechanical systems insulation and controls for both HVAC and lighting. Life cycle cost analysis and FLACOM (Florida Commercial Building Energy Computational Program) are required as part of the Building Construction Document process.

Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions received a Certificate of Occupancy in December 2010. This 75,538 square foot project will be seeking Certification in 2011. Other projects seeking LEED Certification in 2011 include the 4th and 5th build out of Morsani, LEED for Commercial Interiors; Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), LEED BD +C; Sundome Renovations LEED BC + C; and Interdisciplinary Science Building A(ISA), LEED BD + C.

USF anticipates several buildings to be LEED certified on the Tampa campus, including the Interdisciplinary Science Building (under construction), the Wellness and Nutrition Center (in design), and the Athletics Basketball Arena (in design). Please see USF's Climate Action Plan (http://acupcc.aashe.org/cap/607/).

Also, there are
three LEED Accredited Professionals on Facilities Planning and Construction staff.

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.