Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainable Facilities Management in Higher Education Institutions

  • Carla D. Aceves-AvilaEmail author
  • Marco A. Berger-García
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_280



Sustainable facilities management (SFM) consists of a set of articulated practices oriented to adapt buildings to the climate. SFM specifically addresses water and carbon footprint controls and reductions and provides for the opportunity to generate research-based knowledge with collective impact and, ultimately, provides a mechanism for achieving the highest performance standards.

Sustainable facilities management (SFM) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) may be understood as the set of necessary operations to control and reduce environmental impact of higher education facilities and their operations while potentially achieving the highest safety and performance standards. An integral approach of SFM in HEIs would also consider research-based generation of knowledge through the application of such procedures as well as the collective impact of these actions through community...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla D. Aceves-Avila
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco A. Berger-García
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Economic and Management SciencesUniversity of GuadalajaraZapopanMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Madhavi Venkatesan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA