Magazine: 2016 Spring College Services

Presidential Perspective: A commitment to sustaining NACAS and its membership

Bill Redwine | March 17, 2016
While the focus of this issue of College Services is dedicated to sustainability, what better time to talk about sustaining our great association as well as your own operations on your respective campuses? The simplistic definition of sustainability is the capacity to endure and how biological systems remain diverse and productive indefinitely. Isn’t that what we desire for NACAS, to remain diverse and productive indefinitely? Read more

How LED lighting helps reach the sustainable commitment for educational facilities

John Casadonte | March 17, 2016
As a director of auxiliary services for a higher education facility, you understand the objective of optimal operation at a minimal cost, while creating a better educational experience. Read more

Deep green charrette:
 The comprehensive planning of a sustainable dining commons at Georgia Tech

Rich Steele, CASP | March 17, 2016
The performance of a building must reflect the ideals of sustainability to create venues that breathe life into a campus community. At Georgia Tech, the planning of a new dining commons began with an unusual twist. Once the design team was in place, architects, engineers, students, faculty, health professionals, and a host of others gathered for a full day, deep dive charrette. More than 60 subject matter experts met to elicit innovative thinking about opportunities to pursue a sustainable approach to design, construction, and operation of a campus facility. Read more

Student Life: An essential connection to sustainability on campus

Abby Dolan | March 17, 2016
At the University of Michigan, Student Life has a fairly simple sustainability mission: to embrace university-wide efforts and become a campus leader in sustainability by involving, educating, and changing the behaviors of students and staff. Read more

University of Regina focuses
 on sustainability with its 
Print Optimization Project

Ray Konecsni | March 17, 2016
In 2007, the University of Regina was at a crossroads. Read more

The power of sports sustainability

Jason Farrell | March 17, 2016
Folsom Stadium holds up to 50,000 spectators. Coors Events Center holds over 11,000. In both places here at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), a passionate community gathers together to watch their team play and, hopefully, win. Read more

Loyola Marymount dining earns second prestigious Green Restaurant Association
 4-star designation

Antonya English | March 17, 2016
As part of its continuing efforts toward achieving sustainability throughout its campus, Loyola Marymount University was recently awarded its second Green Restaurant Association 4-Star designation for its Roski Dining Campus Restaurant. Read more

Reaching out and moving forward

Kelsey Finn | March 17, 2016
On January 11th, I was honored and thrilled to begin my work as NACAS CEO. My biggest challenge moving into the new role (other than digging out from the snow storm of the decade!) was the transition from a University campus doing the work you do everyday and providing volunteer leadership to NACAS, to the small office environment we have here in Charlottesville. Read more