Articles & Presentations

 

Sharing resources with the community helps build awareness and conversation around important topics in our industry. Enjoy our selection of SHG authored articles and presentations as well as pieces from industry leaders.

Authored by SHG

Campus Space Planning during COVID-19 and Beyond

Campus Space Planning during COVID19 and Beyond_Page_1As you reconfigure campus space to meet short-term goals to ensure compliance with health and social distancing guidelines, now is the perfect time to consider longer-term implications of campus space management. Space Planner Terry Duncan describes strategies to meet both short and long-term goals in this article published by NBOA.

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Adding New Learning Space without Bricks and Mortar

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With Head of School at Eastern Christian School, Thomas Dykhouse, The Stone House Group team discusses how efficient space planning and optimization allowed the School to increase enrollment by as much as 400 students across three campuses within their existing footprint.

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Our Approach to Project Management

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The Stone House Group's comprehensive approach to Project Management sets us apart from other firms. This article illustrates our methodology throughout the entire process, from conceptual design to project turnover.

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HVAC Strategies for
Safeguarding Wellness

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HVAC infrastructure is taking on a new importance in the current pandemic environment as systems are optimized for occupant health. What modifications should be made to support this mission, and how do such modifications affect operations? Published in NBOA's NetAssets, John Pozzetta, CEM, offers insight.

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The Case for Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings

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We make the case to elevate your building above standard codes in this detailed article.

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Managing Your Empty Campus

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COVID-19 has emptied our schools, and school leadership is faced with the question of how best to manage empty facilities for an uncertain, but extended period of time.  What steps should we be taking to preserve our operations? In this article published in NBOA's NetAssets, we offer maintenance strategies and best practices.

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10 Steps to a Successful Energy Management Program

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Published in the National Business Officer Association's (NBOA) magazine, The Stone House Group identifies ten steps around energy management that institutions can follow to become better stewards of their facilities and the environment.

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Authored by Industry Leaders

Qualitative Facilities Assessment Beyond the Condition Audit

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In an excerpt from APPA's book, Strategic Capital Development: The New Model for Campus Investment, that was also published in Facilities Manager, Harvey H. Kaiser and Eva Klein discuss the importance of comprehensive facilities condition assessments as an integral part of larger capital needs planning for institutions. 

The Stone House Group incorporates many of the key points outlined in this article when conducting condition assessments and campus master plans.

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The Dirty Secret of Deferred Maintenance

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Originally published by NBOA, Donna Davis discusses the benefit and harm of deferring maintenance as well as budgeting techniques to help fund deferred maintenance work year after year. 

We recommend our clients use the guidelines to better manage deferred maintenance in their buildings. 

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The 6 Principles of Facilities Stewardship

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In an excerpt from APPA's book, Strategic Capital Development: The New Model for Campus Investment, that was also published in Facilities Manager, Harvey H. Kaiser and Eva Klein outline six principles of facilities stewardship that institutional leadership should follow.

The Stone House Group believes the principles highlighted in this article are fundamental to building and sustaining facilities stewardship.  

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