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FREE WEBINARS on Sustainabilty: recent ones added on the intersection of Deferred Maintenance and sustainabilty

Turning Deferred Maintenance Challenges into Savings: intersection of aging buildings and sustainabilty featuring Michelle Smith, capital planning and management green building coodinator from University of Vermont. 

Bending the Deferred Mainteance Curve - Value of Whole Building Energy Retrofits featuring Wendell Brase, vice chancellor for administrative & business services, University of California Irvine 

Note overall series here on sustainability issues.  

Sightlines/University of New Hampshire Webinar

Exploring the State of Sustainabilty in Higher Education 2015 - January 27, 2016 at 1 pm EST

2014-15 Survey closed Dec 14 - Results in 2016 - plan to participate next year!

Two $500 APPLE gift cards were given out to randomly selected participants who filled out at least two of the five consumption metrics: BTU, Electrical, Water, Waste or Carbon

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

Beta results will be sent to campuses in January and we will have easy-to-remember ratios in February 2016 that will help plan and improve YOUR campus.  

Contact or 202-861-2571 with ANY questions!

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

Expanding Financial Leadership Series: Facilities, Energy Efficiency Sustainability AND Deferred maintenance

In the web series Expanding Financial Leadership: Facilities, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability there are now five  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:

Events in Sustainability

Previously Recorded Events

Campus Specifi

  • 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 2015 Annual Meeting Campus Efficiencies Posters

Over 40 campus posters - review by campus type of by subject - great information from other campuses!

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

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