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University of North Florida Student Union

Jacksonville, FL, USA
University of North Florida Student Union
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Technology, Energy Services, Life Safety and Fire Protection
Project Size

150,000 square feet


Certified LEED v2.2 NC Gold, 2011

ULI North Florida Award for Excellence, Public Sector, 2013


UNF’s Student Union complex gives students a state-of-the-art and sustainable home to call their own. Two three-story buildings house a bookstore, meeting rooms, banquet rooms, restaurants, game rooms, a movie theater, student government offices, senate chambers, a pharmacy, retail, student areas and covered outdoor courtyards. This complex also includes two commercial kitchens.


Energy and water efficiency were key goals during the design of the Student Union, which earned LEED Gold certification. The plumbing systems achieved 39% water savings through use of low-flow toilets, waterless urinals and low-flow lavatories. Energy efficient design of the HVAC and lighting systems achieved a 23% reduction below ASHRAE 90.1.