Sightlines’ definitive report on the trends affecting campus facilities across North America, “The State of Facilities in Higher Education: 2016 Benchmarks, Best Practices, & Trends”, is now available, and a review of the data for…

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Space Utilization. Technical Complexity. Deferred Maintenance. Demolition. Sustainability. These are five of the many topics on the minds of facilities and finance professionals throughout higher education. Recently, Sightlines’ Jay Pearlman was included on a panel…

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This post is a based on research and discussions that are informing the 2016 State of Sustainability report. Similar to the 2015 report released by Sightlines and the Sustainability Institute, the new report will be…

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It’s not uncommon for the facilities manager to be one of the longest-serving employees on campus. One by-product of a manger’s years of service is a wealth of institutional knowledge. Another result of the relative…

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The use of public-private partnerships (P3s) by colleges and universities has grown in popularity over the years. Originally, P3s were leveraged as a means to obtain new campus facilities and to support athletic programs. In…

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Just as we’re beginning the process of creating our annual State of Facilities in Higher Education report, we got word that our 2015 report was cited in an article by a nonprofit organization that covers…

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It’s no secret that many colleges are struggling financially right now, especially campuses with fewer than 3,000 students. Demographic shifts have reduced the number of high school graduates seeking admission, and many institutions have taken…

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Today, many sustainability officers are stretched thin by their duties, which includes a heavy workload of measuring and reporting data, both internally and externally. While the AASHE STARS program has been embraced and heralded for…

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This post is the last in a 5-part series that addresses deferred maintenance on higher education campuses. Here we discuss the value of a shared vocabulary when it comes to campus management and the evolving…

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This post is the fourth in a 5-part series that addresses deferred maintenance on higher education campuses and how facilities managers can categorize projects and buildings to help reduce maintenance backlogs.    When it comes…

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