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May 08 www.bus-ex.com 65 UniversityofPennsylvania into Penn Park, a 14-acre space with active and passive recreation. Penn’s acquisition of land formerly owned by the United States Postal Service enables both Penn and private development partners to improve the quality of the built environment. One development partner, Brandywine Realty Trust, will construct two mixed-use towers and a 2,400- car parking garage, with street-level retail on land ground-leased from Penn. One tower will offer 500,000 square feet of office space, with Penn leasing approximately 100,000 square feet for non-academic and support staff. The remainder will be developed into retail and restaurant space, as well as hotel space and condominiums. The other tower will provide 300,000 square-feet of apartments and 7,000 square-feet of retail. Changes are planned on the main campus, too. This year will see the completion of The Radian, a mixed use facility that entails ground floor retail, a mezzanine of mixed use/retail, and 11 floors of market rate apartments for students. Developed by Inland American Communities, the apartment program consists of approximately 475 beds configured in units conducive to student living. The Raymond and Ruth Perelman Center, a state-of-the-art, 360,000 square foot outpatient facility adjacent to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is also due to be completed this year, as is renovation of Penn’s Nursing School Facility, Fagin Hall. This will include offices for faculty and staff, the conversion of a two-story atrium into an interior conference room space on the third floor and a smaller, more environmentally friendly outdoor meeting space on the fourth floor which will include a ‘green’ roof. The university is also building a new, $370 million, 10-story Research Building that will be physically integrated with its new Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Roberts Proton Therapy Center. To keep all of these projects on track while handling the day-to-day facilities operations, Papageorge relies heavily on her staff. The Facilities and Real Estate Services team includes planners, architects, engineers and a large operations staff. The University also relies on contracts with outside service providers to achieve maximum operational efficiency. “We outsource when it is not one of our core competencies,” she said, “but I am interested in building a team that wants to build upon success.” When looking for new team members, Papageorge believes leadership qualities and good communication skills are a must. “We have to communicate to multiple levels our plans for the future and what is going on today,” she said. “Our customers need to know who to call and who to reach out to when there is a problem.” An ability to collaborate is also necessary. “They need the ability to build consensus,” she affirmed. “You need more than technical expertise to guide a process to a proper solution.” Technology also plays a key role in day-today operations and project management, with the university recently undergoing significant implementations. First was Program One, a project management tracking system that follows projects from start to finish. A work order tracking system known as Facility Focus helps the operations and maintenance group schedule repairs and order parts in a timely manner. “This allows customers and students to enter work orders and then check their status online,” Papageorge said. An internally developed command center now monitors utility usage across the campus. “This allows us to manage consumption holistically,” Papageorge said. It has also helped Penn to save between $4-5 million annually through carefully calibrated energy management. Attention to the consumption of resources is part of a greater scheme at the University of Pennsylvania. President Gutmann was the first Ivy League president to sign the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment,

UniversityofPennsylvania 66 May 08 www.bus-ex.com which requires the University to plan for a carbon neutral future. Papageorge is leading this effort, heading up the environmental sustainability committee. “We are trying to increase awareness and to educate the future leaders of this country,” she said. “We want an integrated response, and the level of interest is very high, with numerous people approaching us to participate.” Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to take public transportation or participate in Philly Car Share, which partners with Penn in the largest University car share program in the nation. Papageorge and her colleagues lead by example. The university’s use of wind power earned EPA Green Power awards in 2006 and 2007. “We get 30 percent of our electricity through wind and we are looking to expand,” she said. Papageorge said the response from the campus community had been tremendous. Recently, two faculty members taught courses that supported the development of the University’s environmental commitment. Research on sustainability is being conducted throughout campus, and plans are in place for architecture students to develop a program for a green or smart house. In one residence hall, students will be able to see real-time data for their energy consumption, and 12 suites will participate in a managed competition based upon usage. “We want to educate them and change behaviors to reduce consumption,” Papageorge concluded. CL Enterprises Inc. is a full-service general construction company with over 35 years’ experience serving the Tri State Area from its headquarters in Philadelphia. It is readily accessible to service all your construction needs. Owner and president Len Mosley brings with him a plethora of knowledge in all trades and maintains personal involvement in each project. This “personal touch” separates CL Enterprises from its competitors. CL Enterprises