Green Building Principles

The University of Florida is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that enriches health and wellbeing of University and surrounding community.   We do this through nurturing a change toward sustainability, which is advanced through research, analysis, and experiences added over time, and share the findings to further enhance the understanding of sustainability through:

  • Demonstrating institutional practices that promote sustainability, including build to last facilities, bench marking to measure and ultimately increase efficiency, decrease waste and promote renewable resources at the university and of its suppliers.
  • Promoting health and well-being, productivity, and safety of the University community through design, construction, and operation & maintenance of the built environment.
  • Enhancing campus ecosystems by looking at campus holistically through developing university green portfolio.
  • Developing tools and practices from lessons learned that will enable comparative analysis of sustainability implications and to support long-term economic, environmental, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Establishing benchmarks for building performance through monitoring and reporting.
  • Encouraging and supporting institutional learning throughout the University by making this process a tool used for faculty and student to further advance sustainability efforts.