This Perspectives piece, written by Wendell C. Brase, provides an overview of the tools, resources, and public policies that colleges and universities need to implement in order to markedly reduce or neutralize their carbon emissions. Business officers do not need another impassioned admonishment that “it doesn’t really cost anything,” if they would just make a commitment and get moving. To make progress, a climate action plan needs to be embedded in sound business logic and a policy environment that removes obstacles that raise risk and thwart success.
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- "Facilities Management," College and University Business Administration, 2015
- NACUBO Facilities and Environmental Compliance section
NACUBO Perspectives is a series of occasional, independent papers authored by thought leaders, offering points of view on critical and emerging issues in higher education. The series is designed to explore new and emergent concepts or revisit foundational works in ways that help readers reframe or retool their thinking about higher education policy and practice. Published online by NACUBO and available free of charge to its members, this occasional series offers an opportunity for robust dialogue about significant issues