EVR 1001 Florida International University Home Sustainability Audit Question

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Task List:

  • Review the posted content.
  • Complete Home Sustainability Audit Activity individually.
  • Submit Audit report to the appropriate Dropbox.

Objectives:

  • Introduce the concept of energy efficiency.
  • Identify sustainable and non-sustainable practices in your home.
  • Show that the solution to many environmental problems are within the reach of individuals and communities

Introduction:

This assignment is designed to help you reflect on the environmental practices in your home. For the audit, you will each select ten (10) topics of interest in regards to environmental aspects of your household operations. The topics you may choose from are:

Topics

Waste management Water
Energy
Air handling
Composting Faucet efficiency Appliance efficiency Insulation
Trash produced Toilet efficiency Computers Window/doorway sealant
Recycling Showers (length, efficiency, temperature, etc.) Power source sustainability AC age
Fast fashion Washing machine type Water heater type Keeping vents clear
Paper decor Water used to produce your clothing Lighting (type, efficiency, age)
Water source Energy vampires
Irrigation (sprinklers, drip systems, water barrels, etc.) External shade on roof (trees, etc.)

Useful resource: http://efficiencytips.tumblr.com/tagged/at-school (Links to an external site.) ; https://www.epa.gov/statelocalenergy/local-residential-energy-efficiency (Links to an external site.)

Task:

  1. Select ten topics listed above
  2. Write a paragraph (minimum) discussing how you address and/or implement each topic (Ten paragraphs total-minimum). Does your home actively plan accommodations for this topic? What could you do do to better on this subject? How much would it roughly cost to do so (look up what it would cost to replace equipment if necessary, ball park figures are okay)?
  3. Evaluate your home. Do you consider your home “green”? Why or why not?
  4. Propose some monetarily and personally feasible changes that you/your family should consider.

What to submit – Generate a report with the following sections and submit to the assignment dropbox:

  • Introduction – Discuss the specifics of your home. How many people live there? How large is it? This section should familiarize the reader with your home.
  • Topic Discussions – Include the description of each topic in this section.
  • Evaluation – Include your evaluation in this section
  • References – Include all reference material (MLA format)

Minimum word count is 750.

Note: Some of you may live in the same building; however, each report must be completed on an individual basis. You can not use the same material as your fellow classmates.

Rubric

Campus Audit Rubric

Campus Audit Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction

20 pts

Excellent

Depth of content reflects thorough understanding of topic and main points well supported within the introduction.

15 pts

Satisfactory

Clear organizational pattern within the introduction. Most of the introduction topics are covered, but details are missing.

10 pts

Needs Improvement

Organizational pattern within the introduction lacks structure. Some of the introduction topics are covered, but details are missing.

5 pts

Poor

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Assignment is missing components and/or introduction is incomplete.

0 pts

No Submission

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 1

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 2

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 3

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 4

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 5

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 6

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 7

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 8

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 9

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Discussion 10

10 pts

Full Marks

Details provided demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Main points adequately substantiated; Clear organizational pattern.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Topic discussion is missing components.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvaluation

20 pts

Excellent

Depth of content reflects thorough understanding of topic and main points well supported within the evaluation section.

15 pts

Satisfactory

Clear organizational pattern within the evaluation section. Most of the topics are covered, but details are missing.

10 pts

Needs Improvement

Organizational pattern within the evaluation section lacks structure. Some of the topics are covered, but details are missing.

5 pts

Poor

Provides irrelevant data or no support. Assignment is missing components and/or evaluation section is incomplete.

0 pts

No Submission

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReferences

10 pts

Full Marks

All sources cited properly.

5 pts

Needs Improvement

Sources not cited properly or are missing.

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

Total Points: 150

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