10/05/2009

Creating Sacred Spaces on Your Campus

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In our current economic environment, critical funding for essential entities and institutions has dried up, leaving a momentous gap between budget needs and realities; universities are certainly no exception to this phenomenon.

Even Harvard – a school that can afford to educate every one of its undergraduate students based on the interest of its endowment alone – is feeling the pinch. Harvard planned for a 30-percent decline in its endowment for the fiscal year ending June 2009.

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Proposed High-Performance Building Standard Draws Nearer to Publication Date
Currently open for a fourth public review, proposed Standard 189.1 would be a total building sustainability package, addressing everything from design and commissioning to plans for high-performance operation.
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Fire Safety Education Materials Available for Fire Safety Month
In honor of October’s National Fire Prevention Month, the Fire Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (FEMA) is offering free fire safety planning and preparedness educational materials.
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Sustainable Design Program Receives Excellence in Education Award from USGBC
Philadelphia University's innovative M.S. in Sustainable Design program has received the 2009 Excellence in Green Building Education Recognition Award from the USGBC.
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The Changing Campus Landscape
The amenities and technology featured in higher-ed facilities will play a major role in attracting and retaining the best students, staff, and faculty.
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A Campus Rehab: Green Bathrooms
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus is an architectural gem that was built in the 1970s. Few changes have been made to the buildings since they were originally built; by 2007, however, student, faculty, and staff clamor for washroom upgrades could no longer be ignored.
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Higher Education Rises to the Climate Challenge
Forward-thinking higher-education institutions from all 50 states are building on the momentum for leadership and action on climate change through a highly visible effort: the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
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The Importance of Existing Insulation Technology
Maintaining Your HVAC System
5 Steps for Smooth Tenant Relations
CO2 Monitoring Advances Quality and Energy Efficiency
How the Federal Stimulus Package Can Help Your Building
Sustainable Workplace Design Creates Innovation Opportunities
Training to Prevent Building Liabilities

October 05, 2009
 
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