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APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metrics Survey and Report

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Where measurements occur, then improvements are likely to follow.

For the sixth year APPA and NACUBO (National Association of College & University Business Officers) are collaborating to raise consciousness over several basic key facilities metrics. Our goal is for campus finance and facilities professionals to be in alignment on a handful of important annual consumption metrics:

  • Energy (BTU),
  • Electrical,
  • Water,
  • Waste Stream output, and
  • Carbon Footprint.

The 2018-19 Key Facilities Metrics survey (the sixth annual) has closed, and we plan to have the survey results available in April 2020.

The 2019-20 KFM survey will open in July 2020. We encourage all educational institutions to participate in this easy-to-complete annual survey; the more solid data we can include in the survey, the better the final report will be. You do not have to be a member institution of APPA or NACUBO to participate.

This brief six-question survey requires you to enter data on your campus’ annual consumption (found on utility/vendor monthly or quarterly) statements.   While this requires some minimal effort, knowing this information should prove most beneficial for both facilities and financial strategic leadership.   If you have further questions on the survey content or outcome reports, please contact NACUBO staff member Sally Grans Korsh at

See medians and trends here, and an article here.


Steve Glazner

Sally Grans Korsh