ERIC Number: ED259651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
1985 Winners of the Cost Reduction Incentive Awards. Tenth Anniversary.
National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.; United States Steel Foundation, New York, NY.
Fifty-two cost reduction efforts on college and university campuses are described, as part of the Cost Reduction Incentive Awards Program sponsored by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the United States Steel Foundation. The incentive program is designed to stimulate cost-effective ideas and awareness of the use of financial, human, and natural resources on campus. While some aspects of a program may be unique to a particular institution, creative administrators may tailor the programs to their schools. Notable programs, some of which received prizes up to $10,000, include: Southern Methodist University's saving of more than $21,000 a year by using a computerized parking citation system using hand-held minicomputers; Kansas Newman College's saving of more than $20,000 by the use of asbestos encapsulation rather than removal of asbestos ceilings; Duke University Medical Center's savings of almost $67,000 by using a mail registration system for campus parking. Additional programs concerned: chemical spill-control kits, gas line survey, training campus police by videotapes, building operator training and development, energy saving steam traps, and monitored purchases of lower-cost fuel for vehicles. A list of all 1985 incentive program participants is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Campus Planning, Change Strategies, College Administration, College Buildings, Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Improvement, Efficiency, Energy Conservation, Equipment Maintenance, Fuels, Higher Education, Incentives, Operating Expenses, Parking Facilities, Program Costs, School Maintenance, Staff Development
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1178.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.; United States Steel Foundation, New York, NY.