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Facilities Management articles for the week of 1/22/2023 - 1/28/2023

University Creates Campus Hub for Health and Human Services Departments

mbodying Southern Connecticut State University’s varied and successful teaching and research programs, the design of the new College of Health and Human Services building enhances student academic and clinical experiences and excellence, preparing them for leadership opportunities in fields dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals and communities.  Designed by Svigals + Partners with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, the new four-story, 94,750-square-foot building consolidates the multiple departments of Southern Connecticut State University’s College of Health and Human Services program from eight campus-wide locations encompassing nearly two-dozen disciplines, uniting their academic centers, clinics, and institutes into one inviting, interdisciplinary experience.   Committed to high standards of sustainability, the project team worked to slash energy consumption by more than 33 percent and water use by 30 percent.

Read This » Emergency Power Setup Crucial for Cleveland Arboretum and Gardens

he COVID-19 pandemic taught facility managers plenty about the operations inside their departments, from what was needed to get institutional and commercial facilities through the health emergency, and later what was necessary to move past the pandemic and prepare for the future.  It was no different at Holden Forests and Gardens outside Cleveland, Ohio, a facility that houses the Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens on 3,600 acres and includes two biomes.

Read This » Digital Twins Advancements can help Improve Facility Operations

uildings account for 40 percent of the world’s energy consumption, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, 30 percent of the energy consumed within a building is wasted through inefficiency.

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