Sustainability & LEED

LEED Projects

USF Sun Dome

The USF Sun Dome, a multi-purpose facility, originally constructed in 1977, is home to USF Men and Women’s basketball. The existing facility underwent a major renovation in 2011. Reused and incorporated in the new, multi-functional design, included at minimum fifty-five percent of the facility’s walls, floor, and roof. Demolished, construction waste deemed recyclable from this major renovation project, sorted and separated at the construction site, reduced waste from local landfills. By means of this construction management best practice, ninety-one percent of the demolished, recyclable waste became available for converting in to new products.

USF Health Morsani Center for Advanced Health Care 5th & 6th Floor

USF Health’s Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare is a six-story building located on the northwest quadrant of USF’s main campus. The construction project represents an interior tenant build-out of floors five and six, certified within the LEED rating system of commercial interior space, (LEED CI). Clinical lab spaces, procedure, exam, waiting, and therapy rooms incorporate the design of sustainable solutions providing a high-performance sustainable interior. By incorporating sustainable design principles, the clinic subscribes to a healthy and productive place, serving its patients, faculty, and staff who work within this clinical setting.

Chowdari Golf Practice Facility

Located at USF’s golf course “The Claw,” the Chowdhari Golf Training Center is home to USF’s intercollegiate athletic golf teams  The 5,000 square foot, freestanding, one-story sports training facility integrates practice, meeting, locker, changing rooms, and equipment storage for the women’s and men’s golf teams and coaching staff.

Interdisciplinary Science Building I

The Interdisciplinary Science Teaching & Research Facility (ISA), designed to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching, provides large multi-user interdisciplinary-shared core facilities.  The building includes two (2) 300-seat classrooms and two (2) smaller classrooms to support student enrollment needs for today and future needs.

Teaching laboratories for the departments of Physics, Biology and Chemistry provide space for interdisciplinary laboratory courses in Biophysics and Biotechnology as well as more traditional upper and lower division courses.  The collaborative space in this building promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching. 

Center For Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)

The Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) is a 90,000 square foot, three-story medical conference facility located in the downtown Tampa district.   Designed to bring together and foster a collaboration of professionals across the healthcare disciplines, who share common interests in educational research, the facility elegantly incorporates surgical skills laboratories, a simulation center/virtual hospital, auditorium, educational center, research and innovation laboratory, serving the Tampa Bay community as a center for research in healthcare education within one, interactive location. 

Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center For Global Solutions

Embodied, embraced and enclosed by the walls of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions facility, programs focused on USF’s diverse and committed outreach into Global Initiatives reside along with many administrative functions.   An uncommon water conservation feature incorporated into the building system is the implementation of a thirty-thousand gallon, underground cistern, capturing rainwater and condensate.  Captured rainwater and condensate is treated and introduced into the building as non-potable water used for flushing of the toilets.  The facility’s landscape represents Florida’s true and historic past, furthering water conservation goals by use of native, adaptive and inherently drought resistant plant species.  The preservation of open space, permeable paving and natural habitat provide passive solutions in managing Stormwater within the project site and reducing run-off.  The generation of hot water is achieved with solar energy, originating from the facility’s roof top solar collectors.