To advance sustainability in higher education, sustainability officers face challenges typical to implementing any program on campus, including limited time and resources, competing priorities, and attaining buy-in from a vast collection of stakeholders. However, they…

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In today’s higher education landscape, many institutions face a host of new challenges: Rising costs. Shrinking financial resources. Increased reliance on tuition dollars, even as enrollment levels stagnate. Amid these pressing financial limitations, environmental sustainability…

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The single greatest challenge in effective facility planning for the future direction of your campus is that no one can predict the future. No matter what type of data you use to plan for future…

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As you plan for the future of your facilities management services you need to look beyond the bricks and mortar to your people.  As facilities professionals across your campus retire or move into new positions,…

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Facility assessments are a critical tool to understand how each element in a building portfolio is performing — and to determine where investments are most needed. While traditional educational facilities assessments provide valuable insights, these…

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Download our latest guide, “Planning for the Future: Strategies to Reduce Facilities Risk and Improve Investment Prioritization”, for more practical insight into facilities planning strategies that help establish a better prioritization framework and create more…

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Over the past few years, one of the bright spots in facilities budgeting has been the relatively low cost of utilities. Lower oil prices have reduced institutional energy costs — from heating and cooling buildings…

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This post is based on research that informed the definitive report on sustainability in higher education, “State of Sustainability 2016: The Life Cycle of Higher Education Facilities”, from Sightlines and the University of New Hampshire. …

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Many higher education institutions today face maintenance backlogs on existing physical plant at the same time that recruits, students and alumni are demanding newer and better facilities. Consider, for example, a small college that —…

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Educational institutions work hard to provide the best possible college experience for students while keeping costs under control. Colleges and universities are complex organisms, requiring a wide range of skills to staff, manage and maintain…

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