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

University of South Florida
Tier2-1: Timers for Temperature Control

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution use timers to regulate temperatures based on occupancy hours in at least one building?:

A brief description of the technology used:

All new buildings have night setback and/or occupied/unoccupied control. Most buildings are also closed for usage outside of normal operating hours of offices and classes to reduce energy consumption.

USF uses building automation controls to schedule building HVAC system i.e. BSN is an example of a building which is controlled on a schedule depending on occupancy. The Environmental group receives a weekly schedule from the building scheduling department. Once they have the schedule, they program each building accordingly. The system is accessed through a server. The system is also accessible through the web on a secure network.

The website URL where information about the practice is available:

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