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Sustainability

Awards

In the top 20% of green universities in the country, as measured by the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges, Florida Tech has achieved various awards and recognitions for its relentless sustainability efforts. 

STARS Campus Sustainability Rating:  We are one of only 14 universities in Florida to achieve a STARS ranking from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, as of summer 2020.  Our Bronze ranking is based on achieving substantial amounts of measured credits across diverse campus performance categories:  Academics,  Engagement,  Operations,  Planning, and  Innovation.  Details at STARS Campus Sustainability Rating

LEED Building Certification:  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the premier certification for sustainable buildings in the U.S.  Florida Tech currently has two LEED certified buildings with two more pending.  These include the Florida Tech Aquatic Center and the Scott Center for Autism treatment, LEED Silver and Certified.  More information is at campus sustainable buildings.

Tree Campus USA:  Sponsored by the U.S. Arbor Day Foundation, Florida Tech has been a Tree Campus USA university for over eight years.  This recognition is based on meeting multiple standards for best practices in the sustainable use of trees and associated landscaping features on campus.

Bicycle Friendly University:  The League of American Bicyclists, the oldest advocacy organization for bicyclists, has recognized Florida Tech as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University for our achievements in safe and accessible bicycling on campus.  

 All of these products involved a partnerships between the Academic Sustainability Program and the campus Facilities Operations Department, often with sustainability students doing innovative work as part of their Senior Capstone Research projects.  Visit the Academics, Campus & Community, or Research links to learn more, or send us an email at sustainability@fit.edu.