Sustainable Facilities Management in Higher Education Institutions
Sustainable facilities management (SFM) consists of a set of articulated practices oriented to adapt buildings to the climate. SFM specifically addresses water and carbon footprint controls and reductions and provides for the opportunity to generate research-based knowledge with collective impact and, ultimately, provides a mechanism for achieving the highest performance standards.
Sustainable facilities management (SFM) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) may be understood as the set of necessary operations to control and reduce environmental impact of higher education facilities and their operations while potentially achieving the highest safety and performance standards. An integral approach of SFM in HEIs would also consider research-based generation of knowledge through the application of such procedures as well as the collective impact of these actions through community...
- Asmone A, Chew M (2016) Sustainable facilities management and the requisite for green maintainability. Paper presented at the Conference SMART Facilities Management Solutions Regional Focus Group Session, At Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore. 26–28 April 2018. Available via Researchgate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308777626_Sustainable_facilities_management_and_the_requisite_for_green_maintainability. Accessed 25 Sept 2018
- Cohen T, Lovell B (n.d.) The campus as a living laboratory. Using the built environment to revitalize college education. A guide for community colleges. American Association of Community Colleges, Sustainability Education and Economic Development and the Center for Green Schools of the United states Green Building Council. Available via SEED. https://theseedcenter.org/Resources/SEED-Toolkits/Campus-as-a-Living-Lab/. Accessed 9 Oct 2018
- Dave M et al (2014) Greening universities toolkit V2.0 transforming universities into green and sustainable campuses: a toolkit for implementers. United Nations Environmental Programme. Available via UNEP. http://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/11964/Greening%20University%20Toolkit%20V2.0.pdf?isAllowed=y&sequence=1. Accessed 9 Oct 2018
- International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) (2018) Sustainable campus best practices from ISCN and GULF universities. Available via ISCN. https://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org/resources/iscn-sustainable-campus-best-practices. Accessed 10 Oct 2018
- Junghans A (2011) State of the art in sustainable facility management. In: Haugbølle K et al (eds) Proceedings of the 6th nordic conference on construction economics and organisation: shaping the construction/society nexus. volume 2: transforming practices. Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University. http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2391048. Accessed 4 Oct 2018
- Pearce AR (2017) Sustainable urban facilities management. In: Reference module in earth systems and environmental sciences encyclopedia of sustainable technologies, pp 351–363. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10183-6. Accessed 4 Oct 2018CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Ramos T, Moreno S (2013) Sustainability assessment: the role of indicators. In: Caeiro S et al (eds) Sustainability assessment tools in higher education institutions mapping trends and good practices around the world. Springer, Cham, pp 81–100. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02375-5CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Sonetti G et al (2017) Is there a place for resilience within sustainable university transition management? In: Leal W (ed) Handbook of theory and practice of sustainable development in higher education, world sustainability series. Springer International Publishing AG, pp 303–324. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47877-7_21
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (2017) Education for sustainable development goals. Learning objectives. This publication is available in Open Access under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/). Available via UNESCO. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002474/247444e.pdf. Accessed 9 Oct 2018
- United Nations Global Compact Office (UNGC) (2012) A practical guide to the united nations global compact for higher education institutions: implementing the global compact principles and communicating on progress. Available via UNGC. https://www.unglobalcompact.org/library/318. Accessed 9 Oct 2018