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Turning Deferred Maintenance Challenges into Savings

January 4, 12:00pm ET


Similar to other campuses, the University of Vermont (UVM) has had challenges with aging buildings and a desire to improve energy and reduce their carbon footprint. During this 30-minute video, you’ll learn about UVM’s overall challenges in historic core, “post war” facilities reaching lifecycle threshold, declining capital investments and a growing backlog of refurbishments.  UVM examined their facilities data to refine plans and overall green building policies to remove, improve and advance the buildings on campus.  Campus leadership examined data and made critical investments over a decade in their utilities that now has payback for finance, improved facilities and advanced environmental concerns.
Hear from Michelle Smith, UVM’s capital planning and management green building coordinator, about the strategy to reinvest in existing spaces by using five different funding mechanisms over time to improve deferred maintenance and energy efficiency. You’ll also find out how the university plans to replace or renovate half of the highest-need core buildings on campus within the next five years.  These investments in both individual buildings and major utility infrastructure plant and future plans have poised the campus to be carbon neutral by 2025. 

What You Will Learn

 After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  • Review critical data and charts that assist in developing strategy for improvement.
  • Understand how sustainable success is a by-product of improving existing facilities and conscientiously developing guidelines for new construction.
  • Discover how one campus is creating its carbon neutral plan using infrastructure and building renovations.

Meet the Presenters

  • Michelle Smith, capital planning and management green building coordinator, University of Vermont
  • Sally Grans Korsh, director, facilities management and environmental policy

Who Should Participate

  • Chief business officers
  • Business office staff    
  • Facilities managers
  • Planning managers
  • Institutional researchers
  • Sustainability directors
  • Budget directors
  • Vice presidents of finance
  • Academic Workforce programs
  • Auxiliary staff    
  • Any administrator or faculty member with an interest in learning about sustainability leadership

Course Information

  • Length: 30 minutes



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