Managing University Surplus: Software vs. Spreadsheets

2021-09-30T16:44:52-04:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

University Surplus Management Methods Surplus property includes assets you no longer need at your organization, but that doesn’t mean these assets are obsolete. As a university surplus manager, your goal is to extend the useful life of these surplus assets, ensuring your university generates as much value as possible by disposing of surplus property [...]

How to Create a University Surplus Management Policy

2019-07-30T11:13:12-04:00Tags: , , , |

Maybe you're considering launching a university surplus program, or your program is just beginning to get off the ground. Or maybe it's time to revisit your already-existing policy. No matter where you are in the process, you can help your school, your program — and make it easier on yourself! — by developing a [...]

The Role of Surplus Property in Campus Demolition Projects

2018-01-22T10:11:04-05:00Tags: , , , |

No fixed asset can last forever, and buildings are no exception. Whether due to dwindling residual value or significant deterioration, there may come a time when the best strategy is to demolish a campus building. Once your institution has decided on demolition, however, you’re faced with the task of addressing all of the assets inside [...]

University Surplus, Sustainability and The Triple Bottom Line

2019-07-09T08:58:48-04:00Tags: , , , |

The focus on sustainability in higher education has become prevalent throughout the country. Institutions like the University of Central Florida and Ohio State University helped pioneer sustainability programs in the early 2000s, and since then, many other schools have followed suit. By 2013, more than 665 U.S. colleges and universities had publicly committed to [...]

Surplus Property: An Untapped Resource for University Waste Diversion and Revenue Generation

2018-01-22T10:07:16-05:00Tags: , , , |

Universities across the country continue to prioritize sustainability and a drive towards zero-waste among their top initiatives. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), “the most successful campus waste reducers have established challenging waste reduction goals and are implementing broad and numerous initiatives to achieve those goals.1” From [...]

The Drive towards Zero-Waste

2018-08-15T14:17:51-04:00Tags: , , |

How proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) can play a major role These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a student walking on a college or university campus without a cell phone. Whether listening to music, text messaging a friend, or looking up the menu for the dining hall, students notoriously rely on [...]

There Are So Many Ways To Reuse Surplus Assets!

2019-07-31T14:06:14-04:00Tags: , , , , |

We love when our friends over at the University Surplus Property Association use their Facebook account to share ideas for reusing various items. It's amazing to see the many ways in which surplus property can find a new life. We'd thought we'd get in on the action and share some of our favorite finds with you. Wood [...]

Surplus First

2019-07-31T15:06:38-04:00Tags: , , |

Does your College or University have a Surplus First Policy? Having a Surplus First policy can be extremely beneficial to any college or university striving to achieve sustainability or zero-waste goals.  What is a Surplus First policy? Great question!  Many institutions of higher education, like our friends at the University of Pittsburgh, have a [...]