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The Healthy Building Movement

Facilities | Prioritizing the wellness of occupants in facilities management standards can help schools understand long-term sustainability goals more clearly and reduce energy consumption by 30%. Article by Larry Eighmy and James Hayes, Stone House Group We know this much:...


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Using a Feasibility Study To Drive Facilities Decisions

Facilities | This smaller scale intervention may help schools move forward on planned projects that would otherwise be shelved at this time. Article by Daniela Holt Voith, Voith & Mactavish Architects Independent schools across the country are experiencing the financial and...


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Campus Space Planning During COVID-19 and Beyond

Facilities | As you reconfigure campus space, now is the perfect time to consider longer-term implications of campus space management. By Theresa Duncan and Larry Eighmy, The Stone House Group Right now your business office is most likely working diligently to prepare your campus...


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HVAC Strategies for Safeguarding Wellness

Facilities | Adjusting strategies for diluting and filtering air can help mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, while careful scheduling can save the school money. By John Pozzetta, Stone House Group While heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) performance has long been...


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Four Ways To Make Summer Work for You

CEO Notebook | From reopening campus to scenario planning to managing employee leave and more, these resources should ease your summer workload. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO The 2020-21 school year is one we will likely never forget. As summer approaches...


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Mission & Motivation: More Than Brick Deep

Facilities | Maintaining not only curb appeal but also sufficient maintenance reserves will ensure our schools’ missions endure for generations to come. Article by Kevin Folsom, Trinity Christian Academy From the May/June 2020 Net Assets magazine Kevin Folsom , Director...


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Managing Your Empty Campus

Facilities | A well-managed long-term unoccupancy can save schools significant resources. By Theresa Duncan, Lawrence Eighmy and John Pozzetta, The Stone H ouse Group We are certain you are familiar with this adage — modified for these times: The architect will dream...


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Strategies: Approaching the Outsourcing Decision

Facilities | Cost alone should not drive decisions to keep services in-house or not — consider a more complete value proposition. Article by Theodore J. Weidner, Purdue University From the May/June 2020 Net Assets magazine So, your school is considering outsourcing some or all...


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Down to the Wire: Tech and Capital Projects

Facilities | Involving tech leaders early in capital construction projects could save schools 10% on lost costs. Article by Christina Lewellen, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools From the May/June 2020 Net Assets magazine Any business officer would want to...


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Should Your School Require Payment and Performance Bonds?

Facilities | Having a payment and performance bond in place can help schools mitigate risk and protect from potential loss. Article by Heather DeBlanc, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore This web-only article is a supplement to “ Foundations for Construction Success ” from the November...