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Sustainable Campuses UNDER CONTROL

Today's colleges and universities are experiencing challenging times. Budgets need to work hard. Student acquisition and retention are critical. Students expect engaging learning and living environments that include campus leadership and internship opportunities. Faculty members expect comfortable teaching spaces. Administrative and facilities teams are under pressure to do more with less and need effective practices in an ever-changing and complex environment.

Higher Education approach

An integrated, impact assessment approach

Finding new ways to deliver value is at the heart of innovation. Our approach to higher education aligns with needs and priorities and we invest time to gain a complete understanding before recommending a project. In some situations where the college or university is clear on its direction and specific needs, we may move directly to a design-build or energy savings performance investment grade audit after selection. Other situations invite an exploratory approach that begins with an impact assessment to identify energy as a strategic opportunity.

Higher Education expertise

Successfully Supporting Universities and Colleges

We specialize in impact assessments, energy master plans and campus building renovations that meet exacting standards of operating performance.

 

LABORATORY ENVIRONMENTS

Research is at the core of university life and demands the best research environments. Laboratory design represents the most challenging category of building and environmental projects on campus. Each specialized laboratory and clean room space has to protect the integrity of the research. Even more crucial, it has to assure the safety of the researchers. Our engineers create effective lab solutions that can meet the needs of researchers.

 

Sustainable & Renewable Energy

Sustainable energy programs have become a mainstream focus for many higher education institutions. And increasing numbers of prospective students are including campus sustainability credentials as a factor in their choice of where to study. We help higher education customers better understand and evaluate renewable energy options in pursuit of reducing their carbon footprint. Renewable energy options include solar power solutions, geothermal technology and heat recovery systems.

 

impact action plans

For colleges and universities, an impact assessment represents a comprehensive strategy for identifying current and future needs. A roadmap creates an organizational framework that provides direction to identify, implement and measure operating costs and capital improvements. We work collaboratively to produce impact action plans that provide significant operating savings that help support new campus amenities.

 

Higher Education benefits

Outcome-focused benefits

Achieving desired outcomes in higher education is not a matter of chance.

 

Laboratory performance

Our higher education customers need a partner who understands the operational requirements of mission-critical, precise environments like state-of-the-art laboratories. We know that performance delivery, even at the cutting edge, can be achieved alongside flexibility, energy efficiency and sustainable performance. We ensure it is the very best instrument achievable.

 

energy efficient campuses

When confronted by aged equipment, escalating maintenance costs and rising energy bills, universities and colleges find that energy efficiency is a major part of a sustainable solution. Performance Services works with our higher education customers to plan and execute strategies designed to improve energy efficiency over the long term and then guarantee performance outcomes.

 

student engagement

Our Energy Leadership program is behavior-based and designed to directly engage students and provide learning opportunities that contribute to the on-campus student experience.

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