Maintenance & Operations Costs


New Construction

Ala. School Board Plans $98M in Capital Projects

Members of the Hoover school board in Hoover, Ala., met this week to discuss a series of upcoming capital projects totaling $98 million.

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HVAC & IAQ

Healthy Air Must Flow

Energy

Georgetown U Buys Into Local Solar

Georgetown University has taken the next step in its commitment to sustainability by committing to obtaining two-thirds of its total electricity consumption directly from "local" solar farms in Maryland and New Jersey.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Why Deferring Maintenance Now Will Cost You Later

Your environment is more than simply the place you are; the atmosphere you occupy affects you on a biological level, sending signals to your body and mind that influence your health in a variety of ways.

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Business (Managing K-12 Education)

School Facilities: What Do They Really Cost?

In this article, we explore lifecycle costs and vital factors to consider in order to make the most cost-effective choices for your facilities.

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Business

Taking Stock of Your Facilities

Colleges and universities can improve facilities management and maximize budget efficiency through comprehensive, campus-wide assessments.

Hot Tips (Life-Cycle Cost Analysis)

How Rubber Flooring Impacts Life-Cycle Costs

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

An Honest Assessment

Is your organization evolving to exceed your customers' expectations?



Jones County Junior College

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Electronic Access Control Improves Safety

Maintaining School Facilities

Maintenance

U.S. Public School Facilities In Trouble

Investment levels in all but three states will not meet the standards.

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Maintenance

Preserving Our School Facility Investments

Building component forecasting and obsolescence/major maintenance planning.

A Final Thought

Wakeup Call

Can we get the dollars needed to fix our schools?

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Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

What's In Your Janitorial Closet?

A system called composite product mapping can help you select the most price-friendly and best-performing products for your maintenance needs.

Safety Within the Budget

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Safety Within the Budget

Low cost security measures for schools.

How Long Will This Last?

A life-cycle cost analysis is an important tool when acquiring, owning, operating and disposing of buildings and systems on a campus.

Winter Maintenance

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Winter Wonderland

Budgeting for cold weather care and maintenance that involves planning ahead for key seasonal product and service purchases can lead to steep discounts and reduced operating costs.

School Building Costs

How to Cut the Cost of Your New School Building

It's anti-intuitive, but raising the initial cost of a new school or other capital purchase can reduce total cost of ownership.

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Maintenance & Operations

Demand Response

An energy initiative that works for the environment and school divisions.

Facility Scheduling

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Schools Cut Costs, Generate Revenue

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Thermal 'Ravioli'

A new bio-based phase-change material is providing HVAC savings.

Trends in Green

Resilience, Schools and Insurance

Can schools be rewarded with lower insurance costs by taking steps to reduce risk? A new program shows how it can be done.

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