Fort Lauderdale Campus Going Green


FAU Fort Lauderdale Campus
Solar roof a top the HEC building

FAU is utilizing the power of partnerships to go green, becoming the first university in South Florida to use photovoltaic technology with the installation of a solar roof atop the HEC building in Fort Lauderdale.

The project, headed by Dr. Jaap Vos , associate professor and director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs, was conducted by Advanced Roofing, Inc., and is funded by a generous private gift from an anonymous donor, as well as Florida Power & Light, the State of Florida Solar Energy System Incentives program and other state sources.

Even more impressive, the initiative was undertaken as the direct result of an idea put forth by FAU graduate student Rachel Kalin . A portion of the building’s utility bill savings will be used to provide a Sun Fund Scholarship for one graduate student each year in the School of Urban and Regional Planning. This is believed to be the first scholarship of its kind in the nation to be completely paid for by the sun.

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