Campus Life

Sustainable Initiatives

Sustainable Landscaping /
Water Conservation

SCF uses native trees, shrubs and grasses in an effort to move toward lower maintenance and sustainable landscaping. SCF Bradenton campus uses reclaim water and untreated surface water for half of all irrigation. SCF Venice campus uses 100% untreated surface water to meet irrigation needs. 

Sustainable Design
 Stormwater Pond

SCF has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for our Medical Technology and Simulation Building at Lakewood Ranch. We also intend for all future new construction and major remodeling projects to meet LEED standards or equivalent. 

Green Cleaning

Green cleaning is standard practice and helps to reduce chemical exposure to both people and the environment. These practices include:

 Lakewood Ranch -MTSC
  • Receptacle liners made partially from post consumer waste
  • Floor care systems that use 70% less water
  • Use of solvent & VOC free, reduced toxicity cleaners

SCF utilizes green procurement practices such as Energy Star appliances and purchasing of paper products that are partially composed of post consumer waste.


Preferred parking spaces are available at the Lakewood Ranch campus for carpooling and Low Emission Vehicles (LEVs). Two electric car charging stations are also available at the Lakewood Ranch Campus.

 Car Charging Station 


Energy conservation is prevalent throughout our campuses. Some of our principal efforts include:  

  • Automated building controls for air conditioning and heat
  • Interior and exterior lighting being phased to energy efficient bulbs including LED. Expansion of motion sensor and automated controls on lighting
  • 11 kilowatt photovoltaic array supplementing power at our Venice campus 
  • Thermal energy storage for air conditioning at Lakewood Ranch campus

Solar Link



Building Controls


 Waste Reduction

See our Recycling page for current waste reduction efforts.

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