College Planning & Management

AUG 2012

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Contents VOLUME 15 ISSUE 8 | AUGUST 2012 On the Cover 16 Must Have College Degree The upcoming presidential election will have an impact on funding for higher education. How much of one remains to be seen. BY MICHAEL FICKES 16 19 Columns 6 Editor's Note 10 Fire & Life Safety 11 Recruit & Retain 12 Business Practices 14 Facilities 62 Trends in Green 24 Features [ FACILITIES ] 19 Control Panel Incorporating energy modeling into the design phase of a new facility can help in optimizing building performance and effi ciency. BY AMY MILSHTEIN 27 The Signs Say It All Sustainability and technology continue to make inroads into campus facilities, including wayfi nding and signage installations. BY SCOTT BERMAN [ SAFETY & SECURITY ] 24 Campuses Welcome Proximity Cards Schools are moving away from swipe cards and towards contactless, or proximity, cards for security, convenience, and more. BY ELLEN KOLLIE [ TECHNOLOGY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT ] 49 Select Print Managing copiers, printers, and other peripherals is a challenging part of campus technology services. BY KAREN SPRING SPECIAL SECTION 30 Maintenance, Repair & Custodial Care Where would our students, faculty, and staff be without the campus physical plant and grounds — and the professionals who monitor, clean, maintain, and manage them? This special section includes advice from professionals on custodial and main- tenance equipment and methodologies. 49 Departments 3 Campus Scene 3 Ask the Expert 8 Hot Tips 9 Campus Security Watch 54 Facility Focus Products 47 Supplier Spotlights 56 Case Histories 58 Product Showcase 60 Advertiser Index Technology Planning & Management 51 Emerging Technology 52 Tech Watch 53 Tech Upgrade [ COVER PHOTOGRAPH ] Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Photo © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer; Courtesy of Westlake Reed Leskosky College Planning & Management® (ISSN #1523-0910) (USPS #017-207) is published monthly for $23.95 per year (add $5.00 per year for foreign postage), by Peter Li, Inc., 2621 Dryden Rd., Ste. 300, Dayton, OH 45439. Periodicals postage paid at Dayton, OH, and additional mailing offices. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to College Planning & Management, Box 49699, Dayton, OH 45449-0699. 4 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / AUGUST 2012 WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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