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ERIC Number: EJ919031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Tech Gets Physical
Ravage, Barbara
Campus Technology, v24 n6 p22-24, 26 Feb 2011
As colleges push for increased efficiencies, facilities departments nationwide are turning more and more to high-tech approaches. Nowhere has this trend been more visible than in the realm of energy consumption, where managers hope to extract significant cost savings. Technology is helping facilities managers achieve significant efficiencies, although not everyone agrees on who should be responsible for what. As the roles of the IT and facilities departments become increasingly intertwined, institutions now are struggling to figure out the best organizational structure to handle the demands of a modern physical plant. How institutions structure the relationship between IT and facilities varies from college to college, but one thing is clear: Gone is the nuts-and-bolts image of the old facilities department. Today's facilities managers must be as knowledgeable about the flow of systems data as they are about the flow of water on campus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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