Campus Sustainability Resources
Leadership knows the number of students, academic programs, tuitition costs - one should also know the campus square footage, how much energy (BTU and electrical) and water consumed along with waste and carbon footprint. See the APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metrics. Leadership should know these data points to assist in strategic planning. Data from vendor/utilities bills can be entered from the previous academic year starting in September and survey closes in early December.
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Finance and Facilities Leadership Series: Win-Win Strategies
View six, 30-minute videos, by yourself or in a group, to discuss potential opportunities and challenges facing institutions today. The videos are designed to help you gather nuggets of wisdom on issues that pertain to the expanding campus financial duties beyond the balance sheet.
- Turning Deferred Maintenance Challenges into Savings (University of Vermont)
- Bending the Deferred Maintenance Curve, The Value of Whole-Building Energy Retrofits (University of California, Irvine)
- A Facilities Primer (APPA & NACUBO)
- Strengthening University Environmental Leadership (University of Washington)
- Food Recovery Network: How Campuses Can Fight Waste and Feed People Definitions
- Strategies for Sustainability (Arizona State University)
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Tune into these complimentary audio programs today. Subscribe on iTunes or stream directly from your computer.
|Episode 8: Ruth Johnston on Transforming Administration to Support the Academic MissionEpisode 9: Wendell Brase on Performance Improvement at UC Irvine|
|Episode 10: Fred Roger's on the ROI of Smart Sustainability|
Specfic Campus Resources
Every CFO should evaluate the mission of its institution and align processes to improve sustainability; both in terms of financial and environmental stability. Leadership should connect sustainability as part of the core mission; to advance and interconnect operations and academics to improve overall campus efficiency (energy, space use, water, etc.), reduce carbon footprint and advancing overall campus resiliency.
One definition for Sustainability is: "the ability to meet current needs without compromising the ability for future generations to do the same". Another is "a decision-making process that incorporates economic development priorities, social equity and environmental protection so that actions return long-term benefits without harming people or the environment."
Either definition has the CFO/CBO in a leadership position that can impact the campus sustainability.
Components of sustainability are suggested below for the CFO and campus to evaluate. Financial and business leadership begins with evaluation, questioning and probing these issues to improve the campus.
The Sustainability Advisory Panel also provided a list of resources related to sustainability initiatives, practices, and research on each of their campus. These resources can be used as a guide to reducing the ecological footprint at your institution.
- Carleton College
Sustainability at Carleton College
- University of California, Irvine
Sustainability - University of California Irvine
- Brandman University
Center for Sustainable Living
- McLennan Community College
Life is Green at MCC
- Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN)
Community College Partnership
- Arizona State University
ASU Global Institute of Sustainability
- University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Sustainability at UW Oshkosh
- Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech Recognized for Celebrating Sustainability
Scheller College Wins Grant to Start Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability
- Pacific Lutheran University
STARS: Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System
- University of Washington
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Sally Grans Korsh
Director, Facilities Management and Environmental Policy
- ED Proposes Substantial Expansion of Financial Responsibility Indicators
- Supreme Court Hands Down Two Decisions with Higher Education Implications
- NACUBO Objects to Annual SFA Audits
- 2016 CAO and CBO Collaborations
August 1-2, 2016
- 2016 Planning and Budgeting Forum
September 19-20, 2016
- 2016 Managerial Analysis and Decision Support
November 17-18, 2016
- WEBCAST: The CBO's Role in Diversity and Inclusion on Campus
Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:00 PM ET
- ON-DEMAND: The Clery Act: Strategic Planning to Mitigate Institutional Risk
- ON-DEMAND: Title IX: Key Issues Surrounding Institutional Compliance
- ON-DEMAND: NACUBO Live! Higher Education Accounting Forum
- ON-DEMAND: Responsibility Center Management: Two Different Perspectives