Sustainable Campuses

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, including 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. We provide an integrated approach to solve facility issues and save energy and operating costs.

Huntington University


An integrated 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 an 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the characteristics of a successful energy master plan?

What is Four-Season Optimization?


Successfully Supporting Universities and Colleges

We specialize in facility 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 facility 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 action plans that provide significant operating savings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the characteristics of a successful energy master plan?

What should be considered when developing an energy strategy?

What is the key difference of an ENERGY STAR® certified building and a LEED certified building?


Outcome-focused benefits

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

Outcome-focused benefits
  • 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 engage students directly and provide learning opportunities that contribute to the on-campus student experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a combined heat and power (CHP) system?

What are the characteristics of a successful energy master plan?

What factors are considered for laboratory environments?

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