College Planning & Management

APR 2013

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Campus Scene IN T HE SPOT LIGH T HotTips This Month Plumbing Fixtures Hydro-Power Electronic Faucets LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CONTROL ENERGY and water usage on your campus? Hydro-power electronic faucets may be the perfect solution. Hydro-power faucets with a self-sustaining power system (SSPS) use the flow of water to generate the power needed to operate the faucet. An electronic faucet with SSPS does not need to be wired into the building's power supply, nor does it require batteries. When you install a faucet with SSPS, the power demand from your faucets is effectively reduced to zero. Recent advances in power generation and storage technology have made this type of faucet a reliable, affordable option. The latest SSPS faucets are designed for installation in any type of building. In facilities where occupancy fluctuates widely — such as stadiums and classroom buildings — newer electronic faucets with SSPS will function normally, even after prolonged periods of inactivity. Hydro-power electronic faucets provide facilities with the ability to precisely control cycle time. The faucet can be set to cycle intervals of less than one minute, reducing water consumption at every use. Electronic faucets with SSPS meet ADA requirements and can also help a building or facility obtain LEED certification. If your college or university is using manually operated faucets, consider replacing them with newer electronic faucets with SSPS. If you already have AC- or DC-powered electronic faucets in place, retrofit kits are available. A competent plumber can replace or upgrade an existing faucet in a matter of minutes, and the savings you will realize over the life of your buildings are enormous. It's easy to see the savings potential these faucets offer, as well as the positive impact this exciting new technology is already having on the environment. Patrick Tanzillo is the Commercial Product manager for The Chicago Faucet Company ( He can be reached at 847/803-5000 or 8 { CONT. FROM PAGE 3 } provides a non-academic credit and appears on students' transcripts. It also opens the door for a one-credit internship course. The program is designed and taught by Bentley career advisers in partnership with business professionals from top companies like KPMG and TJX Corporation. For more information, visit career-development-seminar. Norwich University Exceeds Funding Goal Officials at Vermont's Norwich University — the oldest private military college in the U.S. — recently announced that their three-year fundraising initiative, "Bearing the Torch," exceeded its $20.2M goal and raised more than $24M. "Bearing the Torch" concluded at the end of 2012 and is the fifth fundraising campaign in a row that has exceeded its goal since "Norwich 2000" was launched in 1984. The campaign largely supports an endowment for student scholarships. Funds raised also support campus infrastructure and facilities that not only enhance student experience but also provide resources to the surrounding community and to the public at large. "Because of the generosity of the greater Norwich family, Norwich University will now advance to the next level of performance in delivering a worldclass education," President Richard W. Schneider says. "We rely on our benefactors to ensure our ability to educate citizen-soldiers as we approach our third century of service to this great nation." Free Webinar: Impact on Learning Facilities matter. And while we may agree that facilities do impact learning, most institutions can't afford to replace an entire building in order to bring it up to date. With this in mind, the Impact on Learning program was developed, not to focus on whole building design, but instead to focus on specific solutions that impact the learning environment. On May 8, 2 PM EST, join College Planning & Management for a free webinar that will take an in-depth look at what is happening in education today, what the trends are in facilities and design, and selected examples of what is being done in schools and colleges across the nations to transform the educational environment — one piece at a time. For more information, log on to 2013 Green Star Awards Program Is Underway The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) is searching for the best managed landscapes and is now accepting entries for its acclaimed Green Star Awards Program. The deadline for entries is July 29, 2013. This exclusive program brings national recognition to grounds management programs, managers, and crews responsible for landscapes that exhibit a high degree of excellence in certain areas including sustainability practices and policies, turf management, landscape design, and more. Categories include University and College Grounds and Athletic Fields, among others. The awards honor "the best of the best" in landscapes and winners boast about the recognition they receive. An official entry form and other details can be found at COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / APRIL 2013 WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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