Creating a Brighter Future Using Sustainable Flooring Options on Campus

The vast majority of colleges and universities have pledged to consider sustainability in their purchasing decisions. Not only are students demanding more eco-friendly practices, but campuses are taking an integrative approach to fulfilling their sustainability goals. Higher education is leading by example, creating healthier and brighter futures for students and employees. While reducing carbon footprint […]

School Flooring That Goes the Distance for Higher Education Institutions

As students walk across campus, go in and out of classrooms, or grab a meal in the cafeteria, the last thing they think about is school flooring. Yet constant traffic, scraping furniture, and spills take a toll. University floors endure more intensive traffic in just a few years than residential flooring gets in decades. So, […]

Flooring Solutions for Higher Education Institutions

A Tale of Two Universities One higher education institution was looking to replace the dated carpeting in its library. As a low-cost solution, the procurement team chose to install wall-to-wall carpeting over the summer when student traffic is low. However, they soon realized the carpet’s poor durability could not withstand the high traffic once students […]

Cost-Effective Higher Education Flooring Solutions

There are more than 4,300 higher education institutions in the U.S. as of 2024. That number represents about 78 square miles of flooring—roughly the size of the city of Cleveland, Seattle, Cincinnati, or Baltimore. In financial terms, that adds up to about $10 billion in flooring. With today’s budget limitations and high-traffic spaces, finding indoor […]

Discovering the Best Commercial Flooring Solutions for Higher Education Institutions

When evaluating the building materials and design elements of a college campus, it’s easy to overlook one of the most constantly utilized surfaces—flooring. With thousands of students, faculty, and staff passing through hallways, classrooms, cafeterias, and dorms each day, the flooring in educational spaces sees more action than nearly any other feature. From heavy foot […]

Are You Prepared for the New DOE SEER2 Efficiency Standards?

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Big Changes to the HVAC Industry in 2023 Big changes are coming to the HVAC industry in 2023, as new Department of Energy SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) efficiency standards will go into place at this time. HVAC professionals are responsible for staying on top of industry changes as they occur, but with so […]

How Do the New DOE Lighting Standards Impact Your Organization?

Changing lightbulbs to energy efficient bulbs that meet Department of Energy standards for lighting based on General Service Lamp Regulation

An Overview of the General Service Lamp Regulation The Department of Energy (DOE) recently adopted new regulations regarding the types of light bulbs that can be sold within the U.S. In accordance with these new rules, a number of older light bulb technologies will be phased out entirely in favor of more energy-efficient options. This […]

Modern Seating Solutions for the Future of Education

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Five Characteristics of a Future-Focused Lecture Hall, Auditorium or Classroom This blog was originally posted on the Sedia Systems blog. When you hear the word future, what comes to mind? For most, the future evokes a sense of optimism. We view it with hope. We see it as a frontier full of opportunities. We believe […]

Esports: Creating Spaces That Turn Gaming Fun into Learning

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It’s Much More Than Child’s Play This post originally appeared on the Smith System blog. The meteoric rise in high school esports shows it’s much more than child’s play. Esports has blossomed into a hot topic of conversation, spanning from K–12 to higher ed. How popular is Esports? As of early 2020, 17 states and […]

It’s Time for Your School to Embrace STEAM-powered Learning

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Prepare Your Students for Their Future in Technology Markets This blog originally appeared on Connection’s Connected blog. 2020 brought many challenges to learning, and now districts across the country are working to address what has been termed “learning loss”—or the term I prefer “unfinished learning.” Some of the funding that schools are using to help […]