GREEN BUILDING STORYBOARD - Coral Gables
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Welcome to University of Miami's Building Storyboard

This engaging interactive tool demonstrates UM's leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability. The Storyboard provides real-time utility data in an effort to reduce our consumption and carbon footprint. Use the tool and the map to compare your building's consumption over time and benchmark it against other buildings on campus.

In 2007, UM entered the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, and announced that all new buildings would be designed and constructed to reach a minimum standard of LEED Silver rating. The University is home to the first high-rise in South Florida that was designed and built for energy efficiency and sustainability. The University has LEED certified 1.2 M SF of Green Buildings to date and is in the process of developing an additional 727K SF of LEED certified facilities.

Visit miami.edu/sustainability

GREEN U MAP - Coral Gables

BUILDINGS SCORE CARDS > Click to find your building'score
ELECTRICITY

Buildings play an important role in Miami-Dade County's resilience efforts. For this reason, the County is embarking on a new initiative, Building Efficiency 305 (BE305), to increase energy and water efficiency in large public and private buildings countywide. University of Miami collaborates with Miami Dade County on this important sustainability program.
Coral Gables Campus Energy Star Portfolio Manager Available soon
For energy saving tips and conservation campaigns in the workplace, visit miami.edu/energy

SOLAR PV

The North Studio is set to offset approx. 12.6% of its annual electricity consumption with onsite renewable energy via fixed tilt solar PV rooftop panels, rated at 50.8 kW DC (39.1 kW AC). In combination with the building's other energy efficiency improvements, the North studio uses approx. 46% less energy than typical buildings in this climate zone. The South Studio is set to offset approx. 8.9% of its annual electricity consumption with onsite renewable energy via fixed tilt solar PV rooftop panels, rated at 20.8 kW DC (16 kW AC). In combination with the building's other energy efficiency improvements, the South studio uses approx. 27% less energy than typical buildings in this climate zone.

miami.edu/renewableenergy

Food Court PV Array - 20 KW 

Frost School of Music Studios PV Array - 75 KW

WEATHER 

SUSTAINABILITY

Renewable Energy
The solar PV panels and solar water heating system located on the flat portion of the Whitten University Center's roof, Frost North Wing 's roof and Cox Science's roof provide renewable energy reduce the need for fossil fuel based energy. Visit miami.edu/renewableenergy
Landscaping & Irrigation
With smart irrigation systems, and native and drought resistant plants, the landscaping across campus is designed to minimize the need for irrigation. Our campus has been designated Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Visit miami.edu/nature
Rain water harvesting
A large on-site cistern captures and treats rainwater for reuse through irrigation and to flush all toilets and urinals in the building, replacing the need to use potable (drinking) water for these uses. Visit miami.edu/frostleedplatinum
Waste diversion
Single Stream Recycling receptacles made out of recycled milk jugs are located throughout buildings and campus. "Clean paper and cardboard, empty bottles and cans" signs prevent contamination. Visit miami.edu/recycle
Alternative mobility
The University of Miami has been listed among the Best Work Places for Commuters for offering exceptional alternative mobility benefits. Click here to learn more about the available mobility options.
Bike friendly campus
The University of Miami is recognized as a Bike Friendly University, at the Bronze Level, by the League of American Bicyclist. Our continuous goal is to encourage bicycling as a recreational and sustainable transportation option for our campus community. Visit miami.edu/sustainable transportation
EV charging stations
There are parking spaces and parking permit discounts for hybrid vehicles. Level 2 charging stations are available for electrical vehicles in the Merrick garage. Visit miami.edu/sustainable transportation
Recycled & Regional Materials
Using construction materials containing recycled content reduces the need for new materials. Regional materials were used whenever possible to reduce the environmental impacts of transportation and to support the regional economy. Look for building icons on miami.edu/greenmap
CO2 Scrubbers
A CO2 scrubber is installed in the Richter Library facility to scrub air of contaminants and reduce the amount of outside air ventilation required, leading to 28% energy savings. Learn more
Occupancy Sensors
Occupancy sensors are used in classrooms, academic buildings, and other multi-occupant spaces to automatically control lights and reduce energy costs when rooms are unoccupied. Visit miami.edu/energy