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Business and Policy Areas


Results From 2013-14 Are Available! 

APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metric survey is open now until Dec 14, 2015.

Check out the article on Key Facilities Metrics in the September "Business Officer" magazine 

2014/2015 Key Facilities Metrics - Benefit YOUR campus by filling in data from vendor/utility bills on BTU, electrical, water, waste, and carbon.

Get easy-to-remember ratios in February 2016 that will help plan and improve YOUR campus.  

Two $500 APPLE certificates will be given to randomly selected participants who fill out at least two of the five consumption metrics: BTU, Electrical, Water, Waste or Carbon

2014/2015 Key Facilities Metrics survey is supported by First American Education Finance* A City National Bank Company. 

Free webinar on Reducing Plugloads in your buildings!  
Monday, Dec. 1, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. EDT from the Better Buildings  - Department of Energy

Presenters: Rois Lander, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Moria Hafer, Stanford University, Jason Sielcken, U.S. General Administration Services on

"Plug into Energy Savings: Strategies and Resources for Reducing Plugload Energty Use in Your Buildings" 

Sign up for the free webinar: 

Expanding Financial Leadership Series: Facilities, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

In the web series Expanding Financial Leadership: Facilities, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability there are three 30-minute videos that will inform participants on how to expand their knowledge base to create a conceptual facilities framework that can impact their campuses for years to come. Videos in the series include: Videos are free for NACUBO members.

Events in Sustainability

Previously Recorded Events

Campus Specific

  • Press Release: UC Announces New Approaches to Combat Climate Change (September 10, 2014)
  • Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, broke ground in July on a solar power complex that will be seven times the size of the largest existing solar installation in the state. The partnership is unique as SolarCity Corporation financed, built, will maintain and own the solar installation on the college property and Bowdoin will purchase all the generated power.
  • University of California Irvine. "Home Run" Energy Retrofits (Proven measures with near-certain cost/benefit results)
  • Climate of Change features a series of videos showcasing the University of Washington's sustainability efforts in campus operations, research, teaching, and co-curricular programs. 
  • College Planning and Management: Arizona State University: Solar-Powered Sun Devils
  • Texas Water Report: Going Deeper for the Solution. Drought issues impact many states. However, even if drought is not a factor in your region, cost of water filtration is still impacting campuses. Unite report from Texas on State of Water has applicable parts for the entire country.
  • Sub-metering Analysis for Energy and Water in Buildings enables improved performance. 
  • "Smart Laboratories" can cut energy consumption by more than half. The UC Irvine campus discusses how a smart lab can be a true energy savings; retrofitting to a savings of energy by 50% (and greater).
  • IGEN Electric Value—white paper created for the Illinois Green Economy Network on the Role of Community Colleges in Developing an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure.

Policy/Holistic Issues

National Presence

NACUBO 2014 Annual Meeting Campus Efficiencies Posters

During NACUBO's 2014 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash., the Sustainability Advisory Panel held its first SAP Open House. The event featured over 30 posters from member institutions related to sustainability and energy efficiency efforts on their campus. Poster topics included geothermal energy, developing resources for saving water, engaging in renewable energy options, improving the campus carbon footprint, and engaging students and faculty in saving energy.

Sustainability Advisory Panel

Volunteer Leadership: NACUBO's Sustainability Advisory Panel


Business Officer Magazine Articles


Sally Grans Korsh
Director, Facilities Management and Environmental Policy