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1 Stetson University Sustainability Our Approach: Consider The Whole Picture

2 Sustainability We Consider the Whole Picture 1.Energy Conservation & Management 2.Water Conservation 3.Landscaping 4.Transportation 5.Parking 6.Waste Management 7.Building Materials

3 Energy Management and Conservation A Four Step Process 1.Collect & Analyze Data 2. Conserve and Reduce CO2 Emissions 3. Calculate Carbon Footprint 4. Purchase Commodity at Best Price

4 Energy Conservation 1.Involve ESCOs 2.Convert Lighting and Ballast 3.Increase Use of LEDs 4.Apply Window Film to Reduce Heat Load Started July 2010 Reduced kWh by 1,800,000 annually Reduced consumption of natural gas by 10% Reduced CO2 by 29% Reduced Expense by $380,000 annually

5 Energy Conservation & Management Temperature Set Points Requires: Proper Equipment and Changed Expectations of Campus Community Most Members of the Campus Community Set Home Temperatures at 77 degrees Yet expect the university to provide 72 degree temperatures year round Why? They are not responsible for the expense on campus. Or are They?

6 Energy Conservation & Management Air Conditioning = Temperature and Humidity We have installed new HVAC systems in: University Village Apartments Stetson Cove Apartments Sorority Houses Honors Houses Flagler Hall Controls have been installed in the vast majority of Buildings Where we can control both temperature and humidity we are increasing the set points

7 Energy Conservation & Management 1. Swimming Pool at the Hollis Center is Heated with a Solar system 2. Solar Panels supplement the heating of the Domestic Hot Water in Smith Hall 3. Efficient Boilers installed at: Emily Hall Honor Houses Sororities University Hall 4. Majority of domestic hot water heated with natural gas

8 Energy Conservation & Management 2010 we bid out of purchase of Natural Gas Reduced Cost by $120,000 annually 2013 reduced our expense of electricity by $100,0000 annually by changing rate structure

9 Energy Conservation Next Steps Increase campus awareness Change expectations Change behaviors Increase use of solar Change to efficient system for HVAC and DHW Solar Panels

10 Water Conservation Approach We use water from two sources 1. From the Florida aquifer 2. Reclaimed water Studied consumption of every building Developed approach to reduce consumption Calculated funding required Implemented to date: 1. 90% of landscape irrigation system uses reclaimed water 2. Installed efficient plumbing in Carson, Hollis, Conrad and Emily Residence Halls 3. Chaudoin Residence Hall will be complete by August Replace current shower heads with efficient shower heads 5. Installed water efficient cooling tower reduced consumption of water from the aquifer by 1,000,000 annually 6. Address any changes in usage month to month

11 Water Conservation Facts: In 2010 the campus consumed 47.3 million gallons of water from the Florida aquifer. In 2013 our consumption of water from the Florida Aquifer was 45.4 million A reduction of 1.9 million gallons Our goal is to reduce the campus consumption of water from the Florida aquifer by another 6 million gallons annually

12 Two Sources of Water Consumed 1. From the Aquifer 2. Reclaimed Use of reclaimed water in DeLand was made possible by commitment university made to use reclaimed water for irrigation Use of reclaimed reduces draw from the aquifer Use of reclaimed water reduces volume of nutrient rich water spilling into St Johns River Use of reclaimed for irrigation recharges aquifer

13 Landscaping 1.Stetson created a policy where we plant only native trees and shrubs 2.Since native trees planted 6844 native shrubs planted Created Tree Advisory Council Earned Tree Campus USA designation Increased use of organic products Installed irrigation system that is 43% more efficient Increased use of reclaimed water where today 90% of the campus landscape is irrigated with reclaimed

14 Transportation Since Replaced Public Safety SUV with electric vehicle 2.Purchased efficient fleet vehicles for FM staff 3.Reduced use of vans and trucks for FM staff with more efficient utility carts 4.Purchased lawn mowers that use natural gas 5.Increased number of bike racks 6.Installed wide paths to encourage use of bicycles on campus 7.Introduced ZIP Cars

15 Parking The Campus Plan includes becoming a pedestrian and bike friendly campus 1.Conducted study of spaces available 2.Compared to national norms 3.Implemented changes for residential students resulting in less driving on campus 4.Developed parking spaces at edges of campus 5.Removed parking lots at Presser, Elizabeth, Sage, Carson Hollis Halls and Emily Halls

16 Parking Results We now manage parking Provide equitable number of spaces Improved efficiency of current spaces Reduced on campus driving Increased walking and use of bicycles As a result we are; Greener Cleaner Safer

17 Waste Management We have a very effective recycling program Finish in top 10 of 600 universities competing in annual Recycle Mania Competition 2011 Earned number 1 in paper category 2011 Earned number 3 overall 1 staff member 16 work study students Invested in equipment Revenues cover 33% of expense

18 Waste Management 2010 changed process for removal of trash on campus 1.Invested in green carts 2.Tow carts to compactors 3.Eliminated 90% of loud, dirty, gas guzzling trash trucks on campus 4.Reduced CO2 emissions

19 Buildings and Building Materials 1.Lynn Business Center was the first LEED Certified building in Florida 2.Rinker Environmental Learning Center LEED 3.McMahan Hall LEED 4.Hand Art Center LEED 5.Athletic Training Center developed to LEED specifications

20 Building Materials Increased use of materials that require less maintenance, water, electricity, labor and harsh chemicals 1.Use of porcelain and ceramic flooring 2.Use of carpet manufactured by green manufacturers 3.Use of wood veneer flooring 4.Restoration of wood floors 5.Metal Roofs: 40 year life, can be recycled, Shingles are petroleum byproducts and cannot be recycled hence sit is landfill for million years

21 Building Materials Campus Buildings with Metal Roofs Lynn Business Center Griffith Hall Rinker Field House Allen Hall Allen Residence Facilities Management Athletic Training Center Environmental Learning Center Softball Complex Next: Elizabeth Hall

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