FIU has reduced water consumption in many buildings around campus through the installation of low-flow water fixtures such as sinks, showers, toilets, and urinals. On average, these efficient appliances use approximately 30 percent less water than their conventional counterparts. These water initiatives are part of the FIU 5 Year Energy Conservation Plan.


  • 1.6 gallon toilet flush
  • Motion-sensors on faucets and toilets
  • Faucet aerators
  • Low-flow shower heads


FIU strives to reduce water consumption in landscaping use through ponds to capture rainwater for irrigation use at MMC, graywater for irrigation use at BBC, and native landscaping that requires less water. FIU adheres to all the rules and regulations set forth by the South Florida Water Management District.


  • Irrigation from captured rainwater
  • Graywater irrigation at BBC
  • Rain sensors on irrigation systems
  • Xeriscaped landscapes