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Engineering East - Promoting Sustainability

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to sustainability. What better way to showcase our infusion of “green” principles than our new building, which is now certified as the first academic building in southeast Florida designed and built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum level standards. This facility will place the University, College, and local community at the national forefront of energy conservation and environmental stewardship efforts and act as a catalyst for building sustainable infrastructures. This living learning laboratory will serve the University, local K-14 students, and the general public as an important showcase for “green” building and system design strategies and building management practices.

This facility was built with efficiencies to decrease the College’s carbon footprint in every way imaginable.  The following are just a few examples:

  • 75% recycled rate for waste generated by project construction
  • 50% reduction in restroom fixture water demand
  • 75% reduction in landscaping irrigation water demand
  • 50% reduction in restroom flush fixture waste water generation
  • 50% more energy efficient than a conventionally designed facility
  • 75% of the occupied spaces will be naturally day lit
  • 90% of the occupied spaces will have a window view