Green Building

Green Building
Engineering East - Promoting Sustainability

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to sustainability. Engineering East, on the FAU Boca Raton campus showcases the college's infusion of "green" principles as the first academic building in southeast Florida designed and built to LEED ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum level standards. USGBC The facility places the University, College, and local community at the national forefront of energy conservation and environmental stewardship efforts and acts as a catalyst for building sustainable infrastructures. The building is a living learning laboratory that serves 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 building 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