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Key Facilities Metrics Survey Deadline December 15

October 16, 2014

To improve the knowledge base of higher education finance and facilities leaders, NACUBO and APPA have developed a Key Facilities Metrics Survey to capture critical facilities measures that every finance and business officer should know. The joint survey—sent to all NACUBO and APPA members in September—will help leaders establish an internal trend line for better understanding how their facilities stack up on key financial and environmental benchmarking measures. NACUBO encourages members to respond by the December 15 deadline.

NACUBO's Sustainability Advisory Panel provided input on the survey—a set of five simple questions that relate to energy efficiency, water consumption, and waste streams. Registration and survey instructions are simple, with clear definitions and worksheets to assist in calculation of the data. A helpline is provided and outliers will be contacted to assure data have been entered correctly.

The Key Facilities Metrics Survey will complement APPA's more in-depth annual Facilities Performance Indicators Survey of colleges, universities, K-12 organizations, and other educational entities. The FPI captures more than 50 core elements of successful facilities management and produces the only report readily available on the costs and practices of facilities operations at educational institutions. The FPI allows extensive comparisons of average costs for different types of space and institutions and empowers campus leaders with the vital data and reporting tools needed to measure operations and performance, identify capital asset realities, and lead a successful facilities strategy that supports the institution's mission.


Sally Grans Korsh
Director, Facilities Management and Environmental Policy