Title: High priority sustainability recommendations, action items, and fiscal issues work sheet
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University of Florida High Priority Sustainability Recommendations, Action Items,
and Fiscal Issues Work Sheet

Recommendation Action Item One-time Recurring Potential
costs costs cost
savings
1. Identify and Send letter to Deans, Directors, and
publicize Department heads (DDD) declaring
sustainability- enhanced sustainability education as
related courses consistent with the goals and mission
and programs. of the university and encouraging its
integration into curricula.

2. Encourage
colleges to
incorporated
sustainability into
core curricula
3. Manage lands for 1. Authorize the Ecology
no net loss of Conservation and Stewardship
biodiversity Committee (ECOS) to coordinate
all related programs, develop a
"manage for no net loss of
biodiversity" policy on UF's
campus, and bring related
recommendations to the Vice-
president for Finance and
Administration.
2. Direct the ECOS to develop
plans to expand coordination and
/implementation of the policy to
all UF lands.

4. Set up a land Delegate to ECOS
management
committee to
review and guide
sustainable
management of UF
lands


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University of Florida High Priority Sustainability Recommendations, Action Items,
and Fiscal Issues Work Sheet

Recommendation Action Item One-time Recurring Potential
costs costs cost
savings
5. Adopt USGBC's 1. Direct that a study be performed ?? 1-3 FTE Significant
LEED Standard for to evaluate FPCD & PPD
New Construction, operations and conduct research
latest version, as into related industry practices
one of the resulting in recommendations
construction that include:
documents that a. Implementation options
must be followed for UF
for new b. Vendor opportunities
construction c. Average project budget
implications
d. Staff training needs $1-3
2. Incentivize LEED: Direct that million to
options be developed for the endow
endowment of a revolving fund revolving
that would be dedicated to fund
funding LEED infrastructure
needs and could be paid back by
Colleges over time.
3. Disincentivize wasteful faculty ??
and staff energy consumption
behaviors by billing departments
for energy use as discrete
metering capabilities and new
buildings allow.

6. Map all UF-related Direct the formation a ?? Significant
Greenhouse Gas working group comprised of
(GHG) emissions staff and relevant faculty to
and develop a present research and
strategy for carbon implementation options
neutrality with an detailing likely carbon-
ambitious, yet neutrality scenarios to the
realistic timeline Board of Trustees
Send letter to UF Trustees, Minimal
F&A and DDD
articulating/formalizing UF's
commitment to determining
how to achieve carbon
neutrality
7. Promote efficient, Direct staff to coordinate with the US
low emission Department of Energy Clean Cities
vehicle purchase Program to promulgate a green fleet
and develop green policy that implements a phase-in
fleet policy requirement for new vehicle
purchases over a 3-5 year period


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University of Florida High Priority Sustainability Recommendations, Action Items,
and Fiscal Issues Work Sheet

Recommendation Action Item One-time Recurring Potential
costs costs cost
savings
8. Increase RTS 1. Assess interests, priorities and
system in funding opportunities for faculty-
collaboration with oriented route services.
the City of 2. Request Shands and UAA to
Gainesville to consider funding pre-paid transit
accommodate for their employees that access
more locations and the campus.
service times to 3. Direct the Vice President of
move faculty and Finance and Administration to
staff to and from update and prioritize the list of
the UF campus. infrastructure needs related to
enhanced on-campus bus
service
4. Dedicate additional capital funds
to transit infrastructure as
available

9. Implement U.S. 1. Phase in the WasteWise
EPA's WasteWise program within administrative
program in all units of the university.
University offices. 2. Upon successful phase-in within
administrative units, direct the
implementation be extended into
all academic units.

10. Appoint task force
to organize pilot
project in
sustainable
purchasing
11. Assist departments
in developing plans
and policies for
purchasing and
contracting in
conformance with
sustainable
principles
12. Require significant Initiate a significant construction and
construction and demolition waste reduction program
demolition waste for new projects and develop a plan
reduction, to phase in advanced building
deconstruction of deconstruction practices over time as
buildings, and project size and stockpiling capacities
stockpiling and warrant
reuse of suitable
materials in all
future construction
and renovation
contracts


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University of Florida High Priority Sustainability Recommendations, Action Items,
and Fiscal Issues Work Sheet

Recommendation Action Item One-time Recurring Potential
costs costs cost
savings
13. Appoint a Appoint a committee representing
committee to make various groups to make
recommendations recommendations concerning:
for adapting UF's (a) adoption of Global
investment policies Reporting Initiative
to incorporate transparency standards for
sustainability investment disclosure; and
(b) investment policies that
incorporate sustainability
options
14. The UF Foundation
should adhere to
Global Reporting
Initiative
transparency
standards for
investment
disclosure
15. Create a 1. Direct that a task force evaluate
community section sites for a Community Resource
on the UF Web site Center such as the Community
and a community Design Center or the Business
resource center to Incubator
facilitate increased 2. Direct that a Community
communication Resource Center be created in
with the community the appropriate locations)
3. Evaluate possible enhancements
to the community section of UF's
web site and, where appropriate,
implement those enhancements

16. Revise the Direct revisions to the mission
University's statement that include specific
mission statement reference to sustainability concerns,
to include specific including an institutional commitment
reference to to diversity
sustainability
concerns, including
an institutional
commitment to
diversity


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