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A public university has two major operating revenues, if one of them doesn’t increase over time……well you get it. Budgets have been, and always will be in my experience, “tight.” It makes it difficult to gain approval of expenditures that are perceived to not be in the “here and now.” With this knowledge and having worked the duration of my career in my university’s finance division, naturally one of my first thoughts when evaluating a project of any kind is value proposition……does it work financially?
As academic leaders prioritize sustainability initiatives and consider future investments, learn how college campuses can categorize next steps.
This resource will help sustainability leaders better focus their sustainability plans and then achieve their goals by principled cross-campus stakeholder coordination.
The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched Facilities and Estates organizations to the limit, creating new challenges and exacerbating existing ones. Leaders are therefore rethinking how to manage the physical campus, creating change and driving innovation.
Campuses often see energy consumption and costs slowly escalate throughout a building’s lifetime. Many levers are available for managing energy costs in colleges and universities.
Among the many lessons of the past two years is the discovery that, when the moment necessitates, colleges and universities can act quickly, address cross-campus problems, and adopt new technologies and policies. But as we settle into post-pandemic habits, the jury is out on whether transformational change can be sustained.
Climate change, natural disasters, and increased energy consumption have created unprecedented challenges for society. We spoke with Kathleen Packer, the Director of Facilities Management at the University of Wollongong (UOW), to learn how her university achieved a top-six position in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings and what’s next for the institution’s sustainability journey.