Kimberly officially retired as the Senior Director of Services at the University of Georgia. During her career, Kim developed the FMD Building Service Worker Academy, mentored staff into leadership positions, and much more.
Steering Committee Member Kimberly Thomas Continues to Support Facilities Employees in Retirement
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges self-assessment is a free tool available for school and university facility professionals to use to objectively assess their campus’ indoor environmental health and sustainability performance.
Green Seal and Healthy Schools Campaign are proposing several improvements to our Healthy Green Schools & Colleges™ standard criteria. These updates are intended to clarify and consolidate standard criteria; better address differences between K-12 school districts and higher education institutions, and provide more flexibility for schools to implement measures that foster healthy indoor environments for students and staff.
In November, Gene officially retired as Director of the Building Services Department at The University of Washington after 36 years there. Over his three and a half decades at The University of Washington, Gene helped establish a sustainability and waste reduction program and culture that was embraced by the campus community.
After almost two years of pandemic-related disruptions that have caused school facilities teams to adapt to shifts in building use and infection prevention strategies, we’re inspired to see teams take on the 2021-22 school year with forward-thinking approaches to green and healthy cleaning. Here are some of the innovative programs being undertaken by inventive facilities teams in K-12 school buildings and universities across the country.
We first met Mervin (Merv) Brewer when he helped the Salt Lake City School District earn the Green Cleaning Award Honorable Mention in 2011 when he was assistant custodial supervisor. He went on to become an integral part of the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Program as one of our founding steering committee members, bringing
We’ve read the American Rescue Plan and Found Lots of Opportunities for You to Invest in Your School’s Facilities Program The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act provides a whopping $123 billion in flexible funds for school districts across the United States to be spent over the next three school years. This is the largest federal
As we wrap up the second graduation season of the pandemic, it’s safe to say that ceremonies still don’t quite look the way they used to. From socially distanced stadium staging to car parades, the new face of graduation ceremonies have facilities teams working overtime to ensure compliance and safety for students and their families.
By Sara Porter The pandemic has made creating healthy school environments an urgent national priority and brought to light the serious under-investment in school facilities nationwide. But the fact is, even before the pandemic, nearly half of U.S. schools reported indoor air quality problems that put the health of students and staff at
Schools need quick, accessible ways to disinfect shared surfaces without harsh chemicals. The University of Georgia developed a solution.