This post is based on research from “State of Sustainability in Higher Education 2017: Trends in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation,” a report from Sightlines and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) available for download... The post Higher Education’s Tug-of-War: Energy Efficiency vs. Space Growth appeared first on Sightlines.
This post is based on research from “State of Sustainability in Higher Education 2017: Trends in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation,” a report from Sightlines and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) available for download... The post Sustainability in Higher Education: We’ve Left Coal Behind – What Now? appeared first on Sightlines.
Knowing how to use your data to convey value, and secure the support your department deserves, is the final step in putting your data to work for strategic facility planning and improvements. To get the... The post How to Use Your Data to Tell Your Facilities Story appeared first on Sightlines.
When using data to make fair comparisons you must first have the data confirmed for accuracy, the next step is to put metrics in place that give your data context. But while analysis of your... The post The Two Steps for Using Data to Make Fair Comparisons appeared first on Sightlines.
When it comes to obtaining funding, nothing generates greater impact than clearly visible benefits. The data is at your fingertips…but how do you create the compelling context needed to secure that much-needed funding? Join Sightlines for a revealing look at the power of benchmarking data and how to harness five key components to accurately convey the value that Facilities brings to your institut...
Data has become a foundational part of nearly all areas of higher education management. Performance indicators are used to help improve student outcomes, and data-based benchmarking has become critical as institutions seek to differentiate themselves... The post Building a Benchmarking Foundation on Consistent, Accurate Data appeared first on Sightlines.
Aging educational buildings are a being dealt with across the country: more than 35 percent of the campus space currently in use was constructed for enrolling Baby Boomers. Often these buildings were built quickly, with... The post How a Facility Management Shakeup Helped This University Finally Meet Its Deferred Maintenance Needs appeared first on Sightlines.
With today’s flattening enrollment trends, more higher education institutions are approaching new construction projects with caution. However, these large projects can’t be altogether avoided. After all, the majority of buildings on most campuses were constructed... The post How This University’s High Energy Consumption Launched a Cost Reduction Plan appeared first on Sightlines.
Higher education campuses may each face unique challenges, but accurately predicting space needs is common to most of these institutions. Many colleges and universities watched enrollment surge between 2007 and 2012 only to level out,... The post How One University Used Solid Data to Recreate Its Campus Design appeared first on Sightlines.
To advance sustainability in higher education, sustainability officers face challenges typical to implementing any program on campus, including limited time and resources, competing priorities, and attaining buy-in from a vast collection of stakeholders. However, they... The post To Overcome Barriers to Climate Action, Build a Case for Sustainability appeared first on Sightlines.
In today’s higher education landscape, many institutions face a host of new challenges: Rising costs. Shrinking financial resources. Increased reliance on tuition dollars, even as enrollment levels stagnate. Amid these pressing financial limitations, environmental sustainability... The post How Sustainability Tackles New Challenges in Higher Education appeared first on Sightlines.
As you plan for the future of your facilities management services you need to look beyond the bricks and mortar to your people. As facilities professionals across your campus retire or move into new positions, they can take critical information with them. What’s your plan to preserve the institutional knowledge these individuals have cultivated over..Read More
Facilities plays a key role in managing campus growth in ways that support the institution’s overall mission without over-extending available resources. Being able to prepare for the best while planning for the worst, while no easy feat, is essential in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. In this webinar, Sightlines outlines how using data-driven planning to create and communicate a clear vision...
Facility assessments are a critical tool to understand how each element in a building portfolio is performing — and to determine where investments are most needed. While traditional educational facilities assessments provide valuable insights, these technical engineering documents can become overwhelming lists of problems. By conducting assessments at a higher level, however, you can deliver..Read...
A collection of testimonials from Sightlines members showcasing their experience with the Sightlines team, some key benefits of membership, and insight into the facilities intelligence tools that Sightlines offers to help member campuses make more strategic, data-driven decisions around their facilities.
Imagine the President of the United States chooses to make a commencement address at your institution. It’s a big deal, right? What if this ceremony also marked your institution’s 250th anniversary, and you expect more than 50,000 attendees, rain or shine? Then it’s a huge deal. And what if your commencement task force had less than a month to finalize plans? Talk about a perfect storm. This was ...