Fort Lauderdale Campus Going Green
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
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
. 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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