Fully revised and updated. Recalculated times for 33 standard room categories; 21 chapters; 7 appendices, including an extensive glossary and room/time matrices. Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council - 1 point toward LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance.
Please see the APPA Custodial Guidelines/CleanOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Fully revised and updated. Includes 5 Levels of Service for 6 standard spaces; 9 chapters; 4 appendices, including an extensive grounds/landscape operations glossary.
Please see the APPA Guidelines/GroundsOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
This package includes all three softcover books in the popular APPA trilogy, Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities:
All have been fully revised and expanded and include numerous figures, graphics, glossaries, and additional resources.
The Trilogy Package is available in softcover format only.
The 2016 Thought Leaders symposium, supported in part by long-time sponsor Jacobs, focused on Remaking the Facilities Organization. The report makes the case for a customer-centric higher education facilities organization. Experts provide their insights on how a focus on the customer provides a framework for driving change. The benefits of a customer-centric focus include empowered employees, better alignment between the mission of the facilities organization and the mission of the institution, and improved stewardship of campus systems and resources. The report examines in detail how a customer-centric focus can be applied to the four major responsibilities of educational facilities organizations: 1) general administration and management; 2) operations and maintenance; 3) energy and utilities; and 4) facilities planning, design, and construction. The report defines goals within each of these areas and suggests strategies for facilities leaders to achieve them.
The 2017 Thought Leaders report focuses on Transforming Facilities to Achieve Student Success. Student success starts with retention and graduation, but it can expand to include factors from personal career goals to social responsibility. A key message from the report is that through strategic investment in their facilities, colleges and universities can support student success, position the campus for the future, and serve as good stewards of campus assets. The report also stresses that the process must reflect the mission and vision of the campus, thus making the greatest impact possible on the college or university’s goals.
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Cleanliness and Learning in Higher Education [PDF].
This national study of college students determined there is a correlation between the cleanliness of a school’s facilities and students’ academic achievement. Conducted through the Center for Facilities Research (CFaR) at APPA – the association promoting leadership in educational facilities – and co-sponsored by ISSA, the study was based around the five levels of clean identified in APPA’s Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities. Of the 1481 students polled, 88 percent reported that the lack of cleanliness becomes a distraction at APPA Level 3 (Casual Inattention) and Level 4 (Moderate Dinginess). Eighty-four percent reported that they desire APPA Level 1 (Orderly Spotlessness) or Level 2 (Ordinary Tidiness) standard of cleanliness to create a good learning environment. Cleanliness ranked as the fourth most important building element to impact the students’ personal learning.
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