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Through strategic alliances with other associations, APPA increases the depth and breadth of its information and offerings, broadens its scope and value, leverages its resources, and creates increased synergy across the facilities and educational community.

Strategic Alliance Partners include:


ACUHO-I: The Association of College and University Housing Officers-International

The Association of College and University Housing Officers was officially organized in 1951-52 in response to an unprecedented rise in college enrollment after World War II, and the subsequent concerns of housing the growing student population. In 1980, the "I" was added to the ACUHO name, indicating the membership's commitment to international expansion. Today, ACUHO-I boasts a membership of over 5,800 individuals, from 865 colleges and universities, serving 1.8 million students worldwide and over 150 companies.

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ASHE: American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

ASHE is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes as an integral part of the American Hospital Association. ASHE is the advocate and resource for continuous improvement in the healthcare engineering and facilities management professions.

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ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. With more than 55,000 members from over 132 nations, ASHRAE is a diverse organization representing building system design and industrial processes professionals around the world.

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AUDE: Association of University Directors of Estates

AUDE's members manage all aspects of managing, planning, constructing, and maintaining all types of accommodation for higher education Institutions in the United Kingdom. Though arrangements vary between institutions, most Directors of Estates are also involved in managing a wider range of services including cleaning, security, grounds maintenance, space planning and management, car parking and traffic, and, in some institutions, services such as catering, conference and sports facilities, insurance, furniture and equipment, and printing.

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CampusERC: The Campus Environmentaal Resource Center for Education

The Campus Environmental Resource Center (CampusERC) is a library of resources supporting campus environmental performance improvement. The mission of the CampusERC is to provide individuals and educational institutions with the knowledge and tools to maintain environmental regulatory compliance, improve management, and operate sustainability. Developed collaboratively by NACUBO, APPA, C2E2, CSHEMA, and the U.S. EPA, the primary audience is staff, administrators, or faculty who are looking for resources to better understand environmental regulations, find relevant contacts, seek model practices, track news, or build and manage better environmental programs. Support services for the CampusERC are coordinated by NACUBO.

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CHEMA: The Council of Higher Education Management Associations

The Council of Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA) is an informal voluntary assembly of thirty management-oriented higher education associations in the United States and Canada. By sharing information, comparing experiences, and working collectively on projects of shared interest, CHEMA members maximize their resources and create substantial benefits for the colleges and universities they represent. CHEMA traces its roots to a group of association executives who attended the NACUBO annual meetings in the late 1960s. Support services for CHEMA are provided by NACUBO from its Washington, D.C. offices.

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HEFMA-The Higher Education Facilities Management Association of Southern Africa

The Higher Education Facility Management Association of Southern Africa was developed from TIMCON: The Tertiary Institutes Maintenance Conference, which was established to serve as an annual forum for the mutual discussion and education of Maintenance and Facility Managers at the higher education institutions in Southern Africa. The need to develop this organization to a more permanent association for the benefit of the Facility Managers of the higher education institutions of the Southern African countries led to the establishment of HEFMA in 2000.
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IDEA: International District Energy Association

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1909. IDEA fosters the success of its members as leaders in providing reliable, economical, efficient, and environmentally sound district energy services. Its vision is to promote energy efficiency and environmental quality through the advancement of district heating, district cooling, and cogeneration.

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PGMS: The Professional Grounds Management Society

Founded in 1911, the mission of the Professional Grounds Management Society is to unite and serve Green Industry professionals and others through education and environmental awareness. PGMS exists to promote, enhance, and protect the environment through continuous education, campus accreditation, and by fostering unity and diversity of the Green Industry. The potential for growth is unlimited.

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TEFMA: Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association

The Australasian Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA) was established in October 2003 as an independent association of facilities managers operating in the tertiary education sector of Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. TEFMA assists facilities managers in universities, colleges, and other educational institutions in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting excellence in the planning, construction, maintenance, operations, and administration of educational facilities.

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WHES: Washington Higher Education Secretariat

The WHES is an informed voluntary assembly of more than 50 higher education associations located in the Washington, D.C. area representing all aspects of higher education governance, policy, and administration.  The group meets the first Tuesday of every month during the academic year. The Executive Vice President serves as APPA’s representative to the Secretariat.

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