Facilities and Environmental Compliance
Take advantage of free on-demand webinars, case studies and what other higher education campuses are doing to improve their bottom line - as well as improving energy.
Find out more about this unique cost saving measure to assure long term utility costs as well as advance improvment of campus carbon footprint.
Check out other Finance Options on Sustainability Finance page
Business Officer article about the increase in campus dedicated revolving loans to improve energy efficiency and deferred conditions.
Revolving Loan Funds article from Business Officer magazine
- Denison University, Granville, OH 2015 Annual Meeting poster explaining Green Revolving Fund - definition, initiatives, specifics example of financial investment and return on building improvements.
Education Facilities Clearinghouse, January 2016
Check out excellent resources from other campuses that have improved space use. Unused and under-utilizied classroom space is a financial drain on the campus - investigate and strategize to improve. Creating improved use of classroom spaces also improves energy efficiency, security and overall vibrancy of a campus.
Drivers of Space Growth - Research and insights
Open to all - NACUBO In Brief Podcasts - Explore Issues Shaping the Business of Higher Education
Check out great sessions by Sustainabilty by Fred Rogers, Facilities Improvement with Management by Wendell Brase, Transforming Administration by Ruth A. Johnston - great free podcasts to enlighten facilities and finance management.
NACUBO member benefit - Excellent, brief, on-demand programs - gather staff to review!
- Turning Deferred Maintenance Challenges into Savings (Jan 2016)
- Facilities Primer (March 2015)
2014-15 Key Facilities Metrics Survey results available and the 2015-16 Survey is now open!
Enter your campus into this third year of the survey which closes on Dec 12, 2016.
If questions - contact email@example.com or 202-861-2571
Results are in for the 2014-15 APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metric survey. Just as leadership can recite pertinent campus facts - cost of tuition, types of academic programs, number of students, etc - it is critical to know basic facilities data to improve strategic planning; Btu, electrical, water, waste and carbon. Enter your data for the 2015-16 cycle!
2014/15 Key Facilities Metrics survey is supported by First American Education Finance * A City National Bank Company.
Campus Environmental Resources Center
Campus ERC provides individuals and educational institutions with the knowledge and tools to maintain environmental regulatory compliance, improve management, and operate sustainably.
Featured product College and University Business Administration, 7th Edition - Facilities Management now available
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|Whether a college or university is large or small, urban or rural, its facilities consume significant financial, human, and other resources. Consequently, managing an institution's physical assets encompasses a broad array of responsibilities, ranging from planning to construction administration to ongoing maintenance and sustainability. Learn more in the complimentary Facilities Managementchapter of College and University Business Administration.
Learn more in the complimentary Facilities Management chapter of College and University Business Administration.
College and University Business Administration, 7th Edition - Facilities Management
This chapter covers the vast array of responsibilities associated with managing a higher education institution’s physical assets: campus planning; building and space management; facility planning, design, and construction; operations and maintenance; energy and sustainability; and real estate ownership.
Several valuable webinars on campus energy efficiency and renewable energy in the past few months, please see below:
o Solar Energy on Campus, AASHE w/ NREL, Center for Resource Solutions
o Submetering for Higher Education Campuses, EPA ENERGY STAR
o University of Chicago New Construction Procurement Case Study (Setting Energy Performance Requirements), AASHE, Second Nature & U Chicago
o Fault Detection & Diagnostics BBA EMIS team webinar w/ Michigan State, U Iowa
o 2016 Better Buildings Summit sessions:
1) Is the Second Time the Charm? Higher Education Success Stories with ESPCs
2) Make Space! Curbing Campus Growth and Using Space WIsely
3) From Numbers to Action: Using EMIS to Detect Problems and Solve Them
4) Engaging Building Occupants: How to Reduce Plug Load Energy Use
5) Energy Storage: Is it Right for Your Building?
6) Saving Energy in Labs: The Chief Campus Consumer
U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Higher Ed Sector Opportunities - document and tech demo opportunities, and encourage you to view newest Implementation Models:
o UC Berkeley IM: Tying Energy Costs to Building Occupants
o Emory University IM: Water Hub
- Additional resources are:
The Association of Governing Boards has provided free access to podcasts and videos with governance experts on a variety of topics related to higher education. Of particular interest to Business Officers are What Money Can't Solve, Fundraising with Rita Bornstein, and Fundraising and Foundations with Michael Worth. The video Strategic Planning at Public and Independent Institutions, with Tom Longin, former provost of Ithaca college, is also available.
- University of California, Irvine: "Home Run" Energy Retrofits (Proven measures with near-certain cost/benefit results)
- George Mason University: Solving complex policy problems: A new school built on existing strength
- George Mason University: The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence illustrates how George Mason finds interested faculty to teach in this general university classroom.
- The LSC Guide: Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces for 21st Century Learners. This guide, developed by a working group convened by the LSC, is a template for exploring such questions. It is intended to advance efforts on individual campuses to imagine and shape new spaces, reimagine and repurpose existing spaces; it is intended to inform the national dialogue about why attention to physical learning environments matters.
- 2013 Thought Leaders Symposium—More than three dozen higher education leaders—including presidents, provosts, business officers, consultants, association executives, and facilities professionals—participated in a facilitated discussion and work session to identify, prioritize, and recommend solutions on the issues related to the cost of higher education.
- CampusERC—Help your institution join campuses nationwide in proactively improving regulatory compliance, reducing air emissions, minimizing waste, conserving water, and integrating sustainability into their campus operations with this valuable online resource.
- Campus Sustainability—Learn about the economic benefits of green initiatives on your campus and find links to organizations, publications, and institutions that encourage responsible environmental management and practices.
- Asbestos Litigation—NACUBO has been involved in pursuing reimbursement for costs of asbestos abatement for colleges and universities since the mid-1980s. In 1987, NACUBO, ACE and a group of institutions contributed funds to sponsor a class action suit against asbestos companies (Central Wesleyan v. W.R. Grace, et.al) that was filed in the U.S. District Court in South Carolina.
- Space Planning Guidelines - from Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
- EPA Proposes Revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules
(October 5, 2015)
- Share Your Campus Efficiency Story in Nashville
(June 1, 2015)
- Key Facilities Metrics Survey Results Now Available
(May 18, 2015)
- Fourth and Final Sustainability On-Demand Video Released
(March 3, 2015)
- What Color Is Your Roof? White Wins Out
(February 5, 2014)
- Learning Spaces for 21st Century Students
(November 27, 2013)
- EPA Revises Rules for Non-Gas Fired Boilers
(June 13, 2013)
- NACUBO Members Take Concerns to Capitol Hill
(September 19, 2012)
- Comments Wanted on NFPA Security Standards
(December 14, 2011)
- New EPA Boiler Rule Affects Colleges and Universities
(September 23, 2011)
Business Officer Magazine Articles
- A Method to the Menu
- Seeding a Campus Transformation
- On Balance
- Spatial Concepts
- Vantage Point
- What’s Next for Text?
- Revival of the Fittest
- Strategic Capital Funding on a Smaller Scale
- Flagship Focuses on Failing Facilities
- Vantage Point
Regulatory Initiative -- Reducing the RCRA Burden
NACUBO is working to engage the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a cooperative effort toward environmental excellence on college campuses. Through this initiative, NACUBO aims to foster a dialogue with EPA about the application of certain environmental regulations to the activities of colleges and universities.
NACUBO surveyed members about the hazardous waste management function at their institutions as part of our ongoing efforts to inform the EPA about the difficulties of applying some waste management rules to academic labs.
Sally Grans Korsh
Director, Facilities Management and Environmental Policy