Monday Morning Learning Opps

Collaborate to Achieve Cents and Sensibility

  • Monday, July 31
  • 08:30 AM - 09:45 AM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 103C
  • SK

Speakers

Mark Demyanek

Assistant Vice President Operations & Maintenance

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Steven Swant

Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

JulieAnne Williamson

Asst. Vice President for Administration and Finance / Interim Dir for Campus Sustainability

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Description

One of the many myths surrounding sustainability states that implementing sustainable practices is expensive and offers little return on investment. Many universities, however, have discovered that investing in sustainable practices produces healthy returns, both in future dollar savings and an improved campus experience. Using real-time projects and programs as examples, this panel will tell the story of “cents and sensibility”—how being “sustainable” is more about making smart business decisions that meet the needs of campuses today while helping to ensure success into the future.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify potential opportunities to implement sustainable practices, with a focus on what generates the biggest returns and on inherent obstacles.
  • Rethink the traditional definitions of costs and returns.
  • Gain insights into engaging campus partners to support sustainability initiatives.