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Business and Policy Areas
Business and Policy Areas


Note Sustainabilty Resources 

Check out 10 Key Issues that impact your campus!

New Publication on Aggregating Renewables from AASHE

More than 240 campuses are using some sort of renewable energy. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in partnership with Edison Energy developed a recently published primer publication highlighting benefits of aggregating energy demand with other institutions to achieve economies of scale when sourcing renewable energy. When both wind and solar programs can be large enough to capture economics of scale.  Both options can be conducive to a consortium-style purchasing approach.  

The primer describes best practices for pursuing group renewable energy aggregations structured as power purchase agreements (PPAs) and examines several completed group purchases as well as some in progress.  

Speakers from Edison Energy and University of Buffalo will be presenting at the NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA, July 21-24, 2018.   

Great posters from other campuses that highlight their success, energy and operational savings from four Annual Meetings. 

Check out succesful campuses OR the issues that they cover.  

Some posters are very general and others have great financial specifics. Note all four years on this link.  

These posters are great bragging points for your campus, can serve as recruitment to your instituion and will help "tell your story" about your success.    Consider bringing one to the 2018 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA. and get the "speakers discount". Review this link and Apply .  
Speaker discount applies to one person, and applicable only if not already registerd.

Benefit your campus by creating a poster and  sharing your success with NACUBO members!

Key Facilities Metrics Survey closed Dec, 2017 Results posted in March 2018. 

Plan on particpating in the 2017-18 survey that opens in Aug and closes in Dec. 2018.  Campus leadership can recite pertinent campus facts such as cost of tuition, types of academic programs, number of students, etc. Leadership should also know basic facilities data to improve strategic planning such as BTU, electrical, and water consumption, as well as waste output, and carbon footprint. This survey is open to all in higher education - you do not need to be an APPA or NACUBO member. This is a benefit to all.  Fill in at least two of the five items and you could win a "coffee card" or a great book!

Check out our brochure from the 2015-16 results.  There are three years of data, and each year more campuses join.   

Check out our brochure from the 2014-15 results 

FREE WEBINARS from NACUBO on Sustainability:
Excellent, brief 30 minute videos on the intersection of Deferred Maintenance and Sustainabilty.

Have a "Lunch and Learn" with these - or - just listen anytime/anywhere!

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. (Jan 2016)

Bending the Deferred Mainteance Curve - Value of Whole Building Energy Retrofits featuring Wendell Brase, vice chancellor for administrative & business services, University of California Irvine  (Dec 2015)

Note overall series here on sustainability issues.

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  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: Expanding Financial Leadership: Facilities, Energy Efficiency and SustainabilityTurning Deferred Maintenance Challenges into Savings (January 2016) Bending the Defrred Maintenance Curve - Value of Whole Building Energy Retrofits (December 2016) 

Videos are free for NACUBO members, minimal cost to others.

NACUBO In Brief - free 30 minute podcasts that inform!

The NACUBO Sustainability Advisory Panel has three members sharing their unique  insights to advance your campus with sustainability, ideas on managment and staffing and overall processes to improve your campus: Fred Rogers, Carleton College, Wendell Brase, University of California, Irvine and Ruth A. Johnston, University of Washington 

Higher Education Better Buildings Alliance

sponsored by U.S. Dept of Energy

Sustainability Advisory Panel

Volunteer Leadership: NACUBO's Sustainability Advisory Panel


Business Officer Magazine Articles


Sally Grans Korsh
Director, Facilities Management and Environmental Policy