College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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Campus Scene IN THE SPOTLIGHT HotTips This Month Flooring The Advantages of Seamless Flooring AN IMMEDIATE CONCERN OF DESIGNERS and planners is ease of maintenance when fi rst choosing fl oor materials. Planners should consider the big picture. Endless options are available in colors and style in most every category of fl ooring, but fi nding a fl oor that meshes with overall design, meets all perfor- mance standards, and promises to be easy to clean can be challenging yet critical due to the traffi c, messes, and day-to-day wear and tear on a facility's fl oor. Planners should look for seamless, resinous hard-surface fl oors, such as epoxy and urethane poured fl oors. These hard surfaces can be both resilient and seamless. Seams and grout lines, found in vinyl or other types of tile systems, collect dirt, harboring bacteria and creating not only a maintenance problem, but also a health issue. There may be concern about whether seamless surfaces work for every area in a vari- ety of campus facilities. These fl oors can work just about everywhere, from kitchens to locker rooms to corridors and classrooms. The design elements many seamless fl oor companies offer provide tremendous design fl exibility; you can incorporate shapes, designs, and custom colors to defi ne a space any way you chose without sacrifi cing performance (stain, abrasion, and impact resistance) and ease of cleaning. A seamless, resilient system meets all these needs, plus keeps noise down and is easy underfoot. These surfaces provide other advantages as well. Seamless, non-wax surfaces, avail- able in epoxy and urethane poured-in-place fl oors, speak loudly to sustainability; a non-wax surface will result in lower life-cycle costs. Also, the use of urethane-based seam- less systems provides increased chemical and stain resistance, particularly in laboratory applications. Kendall Ellis is a marketing manager for Stonhard ( Kendall can be reached at or 800/257-7953. { CONT. FROM PAGE 3 } of specifi c foodservice equipment used to achieve sustainability goals, including ENERGY STAR-qualifi ed equipment, are also encouraged. All submissions must be received by January 31, 2013. The recipient must use the grant to invest in additional sustainability efforts. To learn more about the HCFS grant and download an application, visit the HCFS website ( or Join the RePaper Campus Challenge Colleges across the country are accepting the challenge to recover 75 percent of campus paper by 2015. The College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC, is partnering with the Environmental Paper Network to promote the RePaper Campus Challenge. To help increase the recovery of paper across the U.S., col- leges and universities are invited to join the challenge by pledging to increase their paper recycling rate to at least 75 percent by 2015. Additionally, the project looks to increase post-consumer recycled content in printing and writing papers from today's average of 3 percent to 15 percent by 2015, and 30 percent by 2020, and to encourage dialogue and collaborative partnerships to stimulate paper recy- cling efforts in North America. Find out more about the challenge at Roosevelt University Wins Conservation Award Roosevelt University has received an inaugural Conservation at Work Award from the region's Conservation Founda- tion for an environmentally friendly and sustainable landscape at the University's Schaumburg, IL, campus, which is con- sidered to be a model for environmental excellence in the workplace. Dedicated to preserving open space, protecting watersheds, and promot- ing environmental stewardship, the Naperville-based not-for-profi t land trust High Point University Opens New School of Education Building In September, North Carolina's High Point University held a grand opening for its new LEED-certifi ed School of Education with a ceremony, tours of the state-of-the- art facility, and demonstrations in the classrooms. The $10M, 31,000-sq.-ft. facility houses the education and psychology depart- ments in technologically advanced classrooms, computer labs, and of- fi ces. It features high-tech educational equipment, such as smartboards, a children's book library, math and science touch-screen games, a methods lab designed to look and feel like a real elementary school classroom, a Mac lab, and psychology research booths. The building is also setting an example for modern-day energy conservation with features such as fl oor-to-ceiling windows for natural lighting and light sensors in the rooms. Water usage is cut by 30 percent inside the building and by 50 percent in its irrigation system, while energy usage is decreased by 24 percent. 8 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / OCTOBER 2012 WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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