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Title: UF Sustainability In Built Environment Implementation Plan
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Title: UF Sustainability In Built Environment Implementation Plan
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Employ Closed Loop Systems Incorporate alternative, distributed energy
technology wherever possible, including waste-to-energy processes. Develop
off-peak storage for utilities thermal storage, chilled storage, hydrogen, etc.
- to reduce peak load.

Encourage Preventative Maintenance Develop a proactive process to
improve efficiency in existing buildings through ongoing maintenance of
existing systems. Develop policies to identify, repair, and upgrade inefficient
equipment that uses excess energy and/or water. Preventative maintenance
would improve system reliability, decrease the cost of replacement
equipment, and decrease system downtime. Employ accessible user feedback
tools that help users and building maintenance staff to ensure buildings are
working as efficiently as possible throughout their lifecycles.

Establish Unified Policies Establish clear, consistent policies concerning
facilities construction and maintenance, with support from the
administration. Establish accountability for building performance and
maintenance from design through operation. Provide guidelines and training
for project managers, vendors and contractors to operate sustainably.

Implement Life Cycle Analysis Policies Establish policies to analyze the full
life-cycle costs/benefits of our energy, water, lighting, landscaping,
ventilation, material use, and transit proximity to help guide the decisions we
make about the development of our campus. Incorporate life-cycle cost
analysis into the budgeting, design, engineering, and approval process of all
new buildings and major renovations.

Re-Align University Donations Encourage donors to fund operations and
optimization of existing systems. Only construct new buildings when
necessary.

Recycling and Reuse of Construction Waste Establish deconstruction and
construction waste policies that mandate recycling, preferably through local
re-use vendors. Negotiate lower costs to reuse/recycle materials than the cost
to dispose at a landfill.


Vision
In framing the vision for sustainability in the Built Environment, participants
envisioned a campus with buildings that would be designed to last 100 years,
and to provide a healthy, productive environment for the university
community, with a minimal impact on the environment. As we build on our
historic traditions, our vision would include constructing buildings that
would stand the test of time to join existing historic buildings on campus.

The full impacts of design and material selection would be considered in the
decision-making process. A life cycle analysis, from raw materials through
production and disposal, would be considered in planning and purchasing
phases. The university would continue to follow the Campus Master Plan,
which encompasses many facets of campus planning including physical
development, environmental preservation and management, infrastructure,
design standards, intergovernmental coordination and
neighborhood/community partnerships. Since planning is an ongoing and
collaborative undertaking, a wide array of committees, task teams, and open
forums would be employed to bring together stakeholders and develop
consensus about the future of the University of Florida campus community.

Desired OutcomeS
Build Healthy, User-Friendly Buildings Indoor environments would be
designed to be healthy, beautiful, and user friendly for community wellbeing
and productivity. Campus design elements would be uniform for aesthetics
and ease-of-use. Collaborative groups would meet to make building decisions
to best fit user needs.

Create Flexible Building Space Design buildings with flexible space for
shared use. Optimize usable square footage in the design stage of new
buildings, before they are built. Implement and support telecommuting and
distance learning to conserve building space and resources.

Design Smart Buildings Construct and renovate buildings to adjust to
occupancy needs. All campus buildings would meet high performance criteria
and include flexible use areas. The value of resource and energy efficiencies
would be preserved through the design-to-build process. Buildings would
maximize LEED energy points, and all projects would be designed to meet
LEED Platinum standards. UF would strive to improve the sustainability of
each new building.





UF Sustainability in Built Environment Implementation Plan


Action Plan
The table on the following pages lists the initial actions that can be taken over the next three years to
move toward the vision for sustainability in Built Environment at UF. The intention of creating this list
of actions is to provide a platform for working groups as they begin to implement the vision. This list can
be modified over time, and is meant to be a "living document." Progress toward these actions will be
evaluated annually and an updated action plan will be developed in the spring of 2012.


Outcome Action People
Build Healthy, User- 1. Develop interpretive displays for LEED buildings Facilities, Planning and Construction
Friendly Buildings Office of Sustainability
*College of Fine Arts

Build Healthy, User- 2. Create campus design guidelines for Facilities, Planning and Construction
Friendly Buildings greenscaping and landscaping design. Physical Plant Division
Housing
IFAS Facilities Operations
Shands

Build Healthy, User- 3. Institutionalize our commitment to: energy Business Affairs
Friendly Buildings modeling, LEED Gold certification, IT Facilities, Planning and Construction
Design Smart Buildings Infrastructure, user behavior/cooperation, Green Team Network
building systems zoning; optimize existing IFAS Administration
Implement Life Cycle
systems and buildings before addressing new Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Analysis Policies
construction Office of Sustainability
Office of the President
Office of the Provost
Government Relations


Create Flexible Building 4. Explore options for video-telephony meeting Chief Information Officer
Space spaces and telecommute support Facilities, Planning and Construction
centers/workspaces, conduct pilots (explore Human Resource Services
potential in Eastside Building) IT staff across campus
*Office of Sustainability
Create Flexible Building 5. Look at options for movable walls, raised floors Facilities, Planning and Construction
Space for office space





UF Sustainability in Built Environment Implementation Plan



Outcome Action People
Create Flexible Building 6. Require building systems zoning in design for Facilities, Planning and Construction
Space smart management of space Physical Plant Division
*Housing
Design Smart Buildings
IFAS Facilities Operations
Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Office of the President
Office of the Provost
Shands
User groups


Design Smart Buildings 7. Commit to ongoing revision of Design and Facilities, Planning & Construction
Construction Standards, including upfront space Environmental Health & Safety
utilization and waste management Housing Facilities Management
IFAS Facilities Operations
Physical Plant Division
Shands


Design Smart Buildings 8. Assess and prioritize server room and backup Computer Networking Services
generator consolidation potential Chief Information Officer
Facilities, Planning & Construction
IFAS Facilities Operations
Office of Sustainability
Physical Plant Division
Distributed IT staff


Design Smart Buildings 9. Continue, support, and expand Advanced Physical Plant Division
Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with smart Facilities, Planning & Construction
meters IFAS Facilities Operations


Employ Closed Loop 10. Study the potential of utilizing condensate from Physical Plant Division
Systems building HVAC systems Facilities, Planning & Construction
*IFAS Facilities Operations



Employ Closed Loop 11. Develop pilot program for stand-by generators Physical Plant Division
Systems for peak demand Progress Energy





UF Sustainability in Built Environment Implementation Plan



Outcome Action People
Employ Closed Loop 12. Review technologies for potential load shedding Physical Plant Division
Systems Facilities, Planning & Construction
Housing
IFAS
Progress Energy



Employ Closed Loop 13. Explore stand-alone (off-loop) buildings for Facilities, Planning & Construction
Systems application of passive solar and other Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy (FISE)
distributed energy Housing
IFAS Facilities Operations
Physical Plant Division
Progress Energy
Shands


Employ Closed Loop 14. Educate user groups and maintenance staff Facilities, Planning & Construction
Systems through pre-construction meetings, at final Physical Plant Division
Implement Life Cycle completion, and throughout occupancy (on- Building Services
Analysis Policies going training and recognition) Environmental Health & Safety
Green Team Network
Housing
IFAS Facilities Operations
Office of Sustainability
Purchasing
Shands
User Groups (occupants)

Encourage Preventative 15. Improve assessment, scheduling and cleaning of Physical Plant Division
Maintenance HVAC coils Housing Facilities Management
IFAS Facilities Operations
Shands


Encourage Preventative 16. Work on baseline for existing buildings through Facilities, Planning & Construction
Maintenance volume certification [LEED EB O&M) Housing
IFAS Facilities Operations
Physical Plant Division
Shands





UF Sustainability in Built Environment Implementation Plan



Outcome Action People
Encourage Preventative 17. Evaluate and retrofit lighting Physical Plant Division
Maintenance Facilities, Planning & Construction
Housing Facilities Management
IFAS Facilities Operations
Shands

Encourage Preventative 18. Finance, implement, and monitor Phase I Business Affairs
Maintenance consensus Energy Summit strategies Academic Technologies
Establish Unified Policies Develop subcommittees to implement action Computing & Networking Services
items Environmental Health & Safety
Facilities, Planning & Construction
Health Science Center
Housing
IFAS
Office of Sustainability
Physical Plant Division
University Athletic Association

Encourage Preventative 19. Investigate feasibility of building retro- Physical Plant Division
Maintenance commissioning Facilities, Planning & Construction
*IFAS Facilities Operations


Encourage Preventative 20. Perform a needs assessment for development Facilities, Planning & Construction
Maintenance and improvement of information management, Physical Plant Division
Establish Unified Policies building information, and building automation Academic Technologies
systems; include metrics that work across Business Affairs
stakeholder groups (make it accessible to Computing & Networking Services
building managers/occupants) Environmental Health & Safety
Health Science Center
Housing
IFAS
Office of Sustainability
University Athletic Association





UF Sustainability in Built Environment Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Encourage Preventative 21. Develop building assessment framework Facilities, Planning & Construction
Maintenance template for all buildings across campus (LEED Physical Plant Division
Establish Unified Policies EB O&M), and make this the basis for design Building stakeholders
Environmental Health & Safety
Housing
IFAS Facilities Operations
Shands

Establish Unified Policies 22. Develop energy benchmarks for all new Business Affairs
buildings Facilities, Planning & Construction
IFAS Facilities Operations
Physical Plant Division
Office of Sustainability

Establish Unified Policies 23. Add building performance measurement into Facilities, Planning & Construction
project management guidelines Housing Facilities Management
IFAS Facilities Operations
Physical Plant Division
Shands

Establish Unified Policies 24. Continue and expand building setbacks during Physical Plant Division
holidays and low-usage periods All building scheduling and space management entities
Housing Facilities Management
IFAS Facilities Operations
Registrar

Establish Unified Policies 25. Develop and communicate comprehensive Business Affairs
unifying policies that support all buildings, Auxiliaries, Direct Support Organizations (DSOs) and units
including auxiliaries, DSOs, and major units Facilities, Planning & Construction
(green cleaning, zero waste, Purchasing, PM, Housing Facilities Management
landscaping/exterior, etc.) IFAS Facilities Operations
Office of Sustainability
Physical Plant Division
Purchasing





UF Sustainability in Built Environment Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Establish Unified Policies 26. Research appropriate location/documentation Business Affairs
for related directives and policies



Implement Life Cycle 27. Ensure all infrastructure retrofits and decisions College of Design, Construction and Planning
Analysis Policies go through life-cycle cost analysis and comply Facilities, Planning & Construction
with UF Design and Construction Standards Office of Sustainability
Physical Plant Division
Shared Governance Committees
Re-align University 28. Discuss ways to attract donations for retrofits, UF Foundation
Donations renovations and upgrades Departmental and College Development Staff
*Office of Sustainability

Recycling and Reuse of 29. Review policies, and look at options for internal Facilities, Planning & Construction
Construction Waste use of C+D waste, engage local Physical Plant Division
demolition/deconstruction contractors and/or Alachua County Waste Alternatives
explore donation of materials to local non- Asset Management
profits Housing
IFAS Facilities Operations
Office of Sustainability
Shands




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