We’re always honored to be invited to speak at events. It shows that the work we do resonates with more than our clients. Having the opportunity to interact with people at events we normally wouldn’t in our day-to-day is a very rewarding experience. Recently we had another opportunity to display our knowledge in the industry and thrilled it turned out as well as it did.
Earlier this week our president and founder, Mario Insenga, took the stage at The Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) and APPA 2011 Housing Facilities Conference in Orlando, Florida, to discuss the importance for universities across the country to maintain and increase sustainability efforts in housing and student facilities. By making simple choices, including refinishing and refurbishing furniture instead of buying new, universities can not only extend the life of their furniture, but can decrease carbon emissions and save money as well. Based on our current economy, there is no substitution for environmental and financial responsibility.
The ACUHO-I/APPA Housing Facilities Conference brings industry experts together to discuss the newest, most innovative approach to college and university renovations. Topics ranged from construction to development to maintenance. Our conversations naturally leaned towards conservation and preserving existing assets, but it was refreshing to hear many other opinions on what universities need to effectively house students.
We’re pleased that this is the second ACUHO event Mario has been able to participate in this year. We’re dedicated to helping our customers—in government, hotels and university—understand and appreciate the benefits of utilizing asset management instead of refinishing. We’re looking forward to being a staple within the ACUHO community for years to come.