Sustainability and the Built Environment at the University of Florida inspires, educates and engages those interested in receiving the tools needed to address the challenges within the systems that allow the human endeavor to flourish. Our core faculty are leaders in sustainability passionate about manifesting positive change around the globe through teaching, outreach and research. Our collective background demonstrates expertise in green building, systems ecology, energy, mapping, infrastructure, and community health and empowerment.
The SBE degree has been designed to provide majors with the opportunity to combine the degree with accelerated completion of a graduate degree from DCP, and minor in sustainability to other academic units across campus.
In the fall of 2019, the number of majors topped 145 students, the third-largest undergraduate degree program in the College of Design, Construction and Planning. Approximately 25 students complete the program’s minor every year.
Inspire, engage, educate, and graduate leaders to create vibrant, resilient, and regenerative communities while protecting natural and cultural resources.
Arm graduates with the tools and skills needed to combat climate change to improve the social, economic, and well-being of the planet and human beings.
It is our duty to teach future generations the strategies, tools, and skills needed to save the planet.
We emphasis on having strong moral principles to be an effective conserver and consumer.
We encourage and celebrate innovation in our students’ work and the application of better solutions to climate issues.
We instill in our students to believe in themselves, strive for success, and embrace a global world-view to recognize the connection between the planet and humanity; thereby, through personal and organizational choices, it affects positive environmental and social change.