“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”
- The Brundtland Report, 1987
Florida Tech Facilities Operations has the responsibility to ensure the sustainable operations of our campus through a designated University Sustainability Officer (USO). The commitment to evaluate our processes and seek relentless and constant improvement in sustainability is the cornerstone of making this University the best it can be for the future.
Florida Tech Facilities Operations is a proud proponent of Green Construction and have participated in the LEED Certification of multiple structures, multiple areas of green infrastructure, and volunteer projects in the community.
When required, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) shall be implemented. During theProject Development/Programming Phase, the Designer, in conjunction with the Florida Tech CampusArchitect and the Project Team, shall develop the project-specific LEED checklist. It is the Design Professional’s responsibility to review, integrate, and augment the Florida Tech General Design and Construction Standards and to incorporate the appropriate LEED standards into the Project Documents.
Our current LEED Certified structures and their rating are the following:
Florida Tech Facilities Operations golf carts are powered by our Solar Charging System which offsets the power required to charge our tradesperson’s carts daily! Below is a link to the dashboard which collects information on the current output of our system. (PENDING)
Florida Tech Facilities Operations, the Sustainability Academic Department, and various groups on campus are members of a team of individuals called the University Sustainability Council. Under the direction of the University Sustainability Officer and Chair of the Sustainability Department they oversee the following reporting methods and policy items: