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The gathering place for those of us engaged in the field of educational facilities management, and dedicated to the ongoing evolution of its professionals into influential leaders in education.


Renew Your APPA Membership -- Online or Via Mail Renew Your APPA Membership -- Online or Via Mail

APPA membership renewal for the 2017-2018 membership year is now available through myAPPA. In addition, invoices will be mailed out to primary representatives. If you have any questions about your invoice or membership benefits, please contact our membership team at membership@appa.org or 703.684.1446.

Candidates Announced for APPA Office – 2017-2018  Candidates Announced for APPA Office – 2017-2018 

The APPA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selected slate of officers for the 2017-2018 elections:
President-Elect: 
-Gerald J. (Jerry) Carlson, Butler University
-Don Guckert, University of Iowa
Secretary-Treasurer: 
-Lowell Bromander, Hamline University
-Anthony (Tony) Guerrero, University of Washington Bothell
Vice President for Professional Affairs: 
-Daniel J. Bollman, Michigan State University
-Tony Ichsan, Portland Community College
Additional information about the elections coming soon!

Credentialing Group Exam at the University of Tennessee, May 15, 2017 Credentialing Group Exam at the University of Tennessee, May 15, 2017

Are you planning to attend the TNAPPA 2017 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 15-16, 2017?  Have you been thinking about attaining the CEFP or EFP credential?  Now you can take the exam AND attend the TNAPPA conference, because an APPA credentialing group exam will be offered at the TNAPPA Conference on Monday morning, May 15. NOTE: The recommended 90-day online study course requires preregistration, and is filling up fast! Email Kelly Ostergrant to register today!

GRITS Yielding Useful Data for APPA Members GRITS Yielding Useful Data for APPA Members

GRITS is a project-management web tool that allows users to track and analyze the energy, financial, and carbon savings data from their energy- and resource-efficiency projects, as well as access to a library of more than 1,400 projects completed by other GRITS users across the U.S. and Canada.  To learn more about how APPA and GRITS are working together, or to participate in GRITS, click on the link above.

NFPA Work Group Looking for Volunteers NFPA Work Group Looking for Volunteers

The NFPA Work Group under the guidance of the APPA Standards and Codes Council is looking for technical volunteers to review the NFPA Standards listed below for public input on behalf of higher education this year.  If you are interested please contact Billie Zidek, Standards & Codes Administrator at 703-542-3846 or via email at billie@appa.org.  You will receive a link to a survey to determine the standard you would like to review.
-NFPA 25 - Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems – comments due June 28, 2017.
-NFPA 70 – National Electric Code – comments due September 7, 2017.
As part of the review group, you will have access to the above referenced documents.  

APPAinfo is Your Networking Link APPAinfo is Your Networking Link

APPAinfo is an e-mail discussion list for educational facilities professionals, where you can find the answers to many of your everyday problems simply by posting a question to your peers. The APPA discussion list seeks to broaden your resource base by making it easier to interact with and respond to the needs of facilities professionals, and focuses on all campus facilities issues, regardless of size or type of school or organization. For more information, contact Steve Glazner.