College Planning & Management

AUG 2012

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Campus Scene IN THE SPOTLIGHT HotTips This Month Sustainability Innovation Can Maximize Stewardship INNOVATION-ORIENTED THOUGHT-LEADING suppliers can provide your facilities manage- ment team with best practices that reduce water consumption and improve air quality while contributing tangible environmental, operational, and financial benefits. FIVE KEYS TO BEING A GOOD STEWARD: Conserve Resources. Innovative sustain- able cleaning technologies use less water (and reduce wastewater). This is good for the environment, reflects positively on your bottom line, and presents a great message to your stakeholders. Reduce Detergents. Removing the need for select chemicals to clean effectively reduces potential occupant health issues. Reducing detergents also reduces operating expenses, while increasing staff productivity. Increase Safety. Protect your cleaning staff with fewer chemicals and ergonomic floor care equipment. Utilize suppliers that partner with industry associations to secure certifica- tions and adhere to standards and approvals that validate product claims — like potential reduction for slip-and-fall accidents. Improve Air Quality. Use floor care equipment with superior dust control systems. Standardize operation with lower VOC floor coatings that provide a high appearance. Reduce Noise. Use floor care equipment that operates below the recommended 69 dBAs to enhance operate comfort while extending your cleanable timetable. Maximizing your ability to be a campus leader in environmental stewardship can only be strengthened by partnering with facility solution cleaning suppliers that are committed to providing innovative sustainable solutions while enhancing your existing facilities image, promot- ing health and safety, enhancing productivity, and staying mindful of your budget. Anthony Wickner is director of the Education Market North America for Tennant Company. He can be contacted at anthony.wickner@ten- or { CONT. FROM PAGE 3 } community new spaces for teaching, meetings, and activities. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Seattle has designed the new building. (The fi rm also designed Weyerhaeuser Hall, Puget Sound's new center for health sciences, which opened in August 2011.) The brick and masonry design blends with the Tudor Gothic style of current buildings and provides communal areas lit by fl oor-length windows with views of Mount Rainier and the campus. The Seattle offi ce of Skanska is the project's general contractor. UMass Amherst Police Station Awarded LEED Gold The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst Police Station has been awarded LEED Gold certifi cation by the U.S. Green Building Council (US- GBC) and verifi ed by the Green Building Certifi cation Institute (GBCI). The police station achieved LEED certifi cation for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incor- porating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED-certifi ed buildings save money for the University and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers, and the larger community. The 27,000-sq.-ft. building opened in April 2011 at a total project cost of $12.5M. It serves as the home of the 63-member UMass Amherst Police Department and includes facilities for community education services, emergency operations, and central communications. The station is the second UMass Am- herst facility to receive LEED Gold certifi - cation. It was designed by Caolo & Bieniek Associates, Inc. of Chicopee, MA. The general contractor was CTA Construction Company of Waltham, MA. 8 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / AUGUST 2012 Burlington College Offers Free Tuition for Top Students Vermont's Burlington College offers incoming students the Vermont First Scholarship, an academic merit scholar- ship that awards free tuition to the top two academically ranked graduates of every Vermont public or independent high school approved by the Vermont Board of Education. Vermont has more than 100 public and independent high schools. The Burlington College Vermont First Scholarship is thus offering to more than 200 qualifi ed students the opportunity to attend Burlington College tuition-free for the fi rst year, and 50 percent tuition-free for three additional years. The scholarship covers 100 percent of tuition (not including fees, books, or housing), less other fi nancial aid, including federal and state grants, other scholarships, employer tuition benefi ts, and VA educational benefi ts. The schol- arship will be calculated into the overall fi nancial aid package. More information on the scholarship can be found at content/vermont-fi rst-scholarship. Workforce Development Institute The American Association of Com- munity Colleges will convene the annual Workforce Development Institute Janu- ary 30 through February 2, 2013 in San Diego, CA. Designed as a comprehensive program for community college-based workforce service providers, the Work- force Development Institute is an an- nual three-day conference that aims to educate, invigorate, and motivate those who are new to workforce development as well as seasoned practitioners. Check for developing information at CPM WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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