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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced 11 winners and an honorable mention for this year’s annual Sustainability Awards.


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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced 11 winners and an honorable mention for this year’s annual Sustainability Awards.

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Higher Education Sustainability Recognized With 2020 AASHE Awards

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced 11 winners and an honorable mention for this year’s annual Sustainability Awards.

University Of AZ Working With County, City To Slow COVID-19 Spread

University President Robert C. Robbin, along with Campus Reentry Task Force Director Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th U.S. surgeon general, provided an update on progress and procedures aimed at mitigating COVID-19.

COVID-19 Impacts Residence Hall Design Trends

With careful planning, residence hall design can balance health concerns while providing a nurturing environment for students.

OU To Install Microbe-Fighting Devices In Residence Hall Rooms

The University of Oklahoma will install 2,300 antimicrobial devices in residence hall towers on its Norman campus in an effort to provide students the cleanest possible campus living environment.

Budgeting For Roof Maintenance

At Broward College in South Florida, roofing condition assessments drive planning for this building component.

Designated Space For Gamers Important In Student Housing Designs

With esports on its way to becoming the next football league to today’s students, and recreational gaming a given, student housing must take both the casual and avid gamer’s needs into consideration in its design.

Vanderbilt University Residence Hall Safely Imploded

Close to students and a major roadway, implosion of a Vanderbilt University residence hall required months of careful planning. Watch how it all came down.

Purposeful Data Gathering Improves Facility Planning And Management

Facilities data is most valuable when it can be interpreted accurately, communicated effectively, and turned into an actionable plan.

Data Analysis And Its Strategic Role In Higher Education Facilities Management

Data analysis helps higher education facility managers better understand their facilities, so that their campuses can be positioned to thrive tomorrow.

Physical Activity, Sustainable Materials Create Healthy Residence Halls

Residence halls can be designed to promote physical activity and healthy habits, while using healthy materials and building systems to provide a healthy environment.

College Opens New Location With Job Order Contracting

Tarrant County College opted to use Job Order Contracting (JOC) for its major renovation, allowing multiple projects to be completed through a single contract.

To Protect Property, Design Solutions for Campus Resiliency 

Mitigate damage from flooding and other weather related threats by incorporating preventive measures in buildings and around sites.

New LEED Requirements For Student Housing Shift Responsibility

New LEED v4 requirements for student housing require new training and a shift in the behaviors of students, residence life staff, maintenance, and housekeeping staff.

2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Award Winners Named

USGBC and Second Nature recognize University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Delta College for leadership practices in climate change mitigation, resilience.

U of AR Installs UV Technology In HVAC Equipment

Since 2008, the university's facilities department has pursued improved IAQ (and energy savings) by retrofitting campus AHUs with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).

Question Of The Week: Campus Sustainability Initiatives

Go beyond bottle and paper recycling with these seven creative campus sustainability programs.

25 U.S. Colleges Recognized For Sustainability

Campuses from coast to coast were ranked using the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator database.

American University First In U.S. To Become Carbon Neutral

In 2010, AU pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. The school reached its goal two years early, making it the first carbon neutral university in the nation.

Five Tips For A Greener Campus

This Earth Day, consider how your facilities team can help guide your school's journey to reducing the campus carbon footprint.

Colleges Adding New Buildings Despite Budget Stress

Sightlines’ 2017 State of Facilities in Higher Education report shines spotlight on trends and best practices that dominated 2017 and will continue to influence campus facilities across North America in 2018.

UG2 Awarded IFM Contract For Cornell Tech Campus

Cornell University announces a multi-year agreement with UG2 for integrated facility management (IFM) services at its new Cornell Tech Campus in NYC.

NJIT Cuts Ribbon On New State-of-the-Art Wellness, Events Center

The state-of-the-art, multipurpose building provides large-scale space for professional conferencing, training, and career fairs, as well as social settings for the NJIT community.

UChicago Project Honored For Community Impact, Design, Construction

The University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons has won three Design-Build Institute of America awards, including the first-ever Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility.

AASHE Releases 2017 Sustainable Campus Index

Annual publication recognizes top-performing colleges and universities as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
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AASHE Honors 2017 Sustainability Award Winners

The annual awards honor the institutions and individuals that are leading higher education to a sustainable future.

FSU Faces Down Hurricane Irma

With a Category 5 hurricane threatening to cause major damage, Florida State University and Seminole Dining went into overdrive to keep students safe and fed.

Dartmouth College Selects Planon’s IWMS

The Ivy League school selected the Integrated Workplace Management System for optimization of facilities operations.

Transforming Welsh-Ryan Arena At Northwestern

The $110 million renovation and expansion project is part of the university's 2010 master athletics facilities plan recommendation.

Campus Core At Clemson University

Completion of a multi-faceted facility puts this university on the path to planned redevelopment of its central campus.

Higher Education And LED Lighting Retrofits

LED lighting retrofits make a significant impact on energy intensity, usage, and efficiency in facilities at colleges and universities.

Preparing For Higher Ed Staffing Challenges

There is an impending talent gap in the facility management profession, and higher education facilities are no exception.

Metal Roof Retrofit Retains Existing, Saves Time

At Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, integrated planning and installation improved building envelope performance of three buildings on campus.

Wall Panel And Coating Choices Contribute To LEED Gold

At Kankakee Community College, a pledge to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment called attention to exterior cladding and coating choices.

Secure Deferred Maintenance Funds With Third-Party Data Analysis

Having comprehensive data on hand can help facility management in higher education successfully pursue funding for needed improvements and repair.

Kent State Opens First Gluten-Free University Dining Hall

Sodexo, the food service provider at Kent State University, helped design and will manage the first entirely certified gluten-free university dining hall in the country.

New Medical School Addresses Arkansas Physician Shortage

The new osteopathic school of medicine at the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus can accommodate up to 115 medical students per year.

New York Offers Commercial Buildings $36M To Cut Energy Costs

NYSERDA's new initiatives will support advanced technologies to help businesses improve energy efficiency and drive more than $200 million in savings.

Texas Campuses Win Sustainability Makeover Contest

The University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University are the winners of the inaugural College Sports Sustainability Makeover Contest.

Question Of The Week: Make Way To Centralized Facility Management

Whether you've completed a centralized facility management plan, are in the midst of the process, or are still considering the potential, what has worked and what challenges do you face?

Question Of The Week: How To Implement A Successful Campus Recycling Program

One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.

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