Showcase your institutional programs and recognize the contributions of outstanding professionals by submitting them for consideration for the 2016 APPA Awards. Nominations and applications are now being accepted for APPA’s 2016 institutional and individual awards: Award for Excellence, Sustainability Award, Effective and Innovative Practices Award, APPA Fellow, Meritorious Service Award, and Pacesetter Award. Award winners will be recognized during APPA’s 2016 Annual Conference in Nashville, July 12-14. The deadline for consideration for the 2016 awards is November 30, 2015. Award nominations submitted after November 30 will be held and considered in the 2017 award cycle.
NACUBO and APPA are collaborating to raise consciousness over some basic key facilities metrics. The goal is for campus finance and facilities professionals to be in alignment on a handful of important annual consumption metrics, such as energy, water consumption, and waste stream output. Benefit YOUR campus by filling in data from vendor/utility bills on BTU, electrical, water, waste, and carbon. Results from this survey will be available in February 2016. Sponsored by First American Education Finance (FAEF).
The 2014-15 cycle of APPA’s Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) survey is underway! Participating in the survey yields potent peer comparison key performance indicators, making the FPI a flexible, sophisticated, and powerful tool for analyzing, planning, reporting, and managing your facilities operation. APPA is the only professional educational facilities organization that provides such a powerful tool to its members. Although the deadline isn’t until December 14, the earlier you start, the more time you’ll have to give your operations the critical analysis that the FPI fosters, and realize the benefits of the results it generates. Access the survey soon!
APPA’s 2015 Thought Leaders report, Facilities & Technology: The Transformation of “Campus,” is now available to download from the APPA website. This year the report addresses the factors related to integrating technology and the campus built environment; using technology to enhance critical campus functions; and integrating facilities management and information technology. The report includes a comprehensive section on using technology to enhance key campus functions, and a description of the Role of Technology Today; a section on the Potential for Technology in the Future; and a set of Questions for Institutional Dialogue, as well as contextual introduction, a lengthy resource section, and a list of participants. Thought Leaders is a program of APPA's Center for Facilities Research (CFaR.) For more information about the Thought Leaders Series, contact Steve Glazner