Small higher education institutions looking for ways to maximize dollars spent in an arena plagued with competitive challenges tend to overlook strategies that can help them reduce their operational spending. Too often facilities are seen…

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To remain viable, small colleges and universities are having to make particularly tough choices about how best to utilize their existing resources. For many colleges, a close examination of how institutional space is used can…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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