Innovative learning centers are emerging nationwide with a focus on design, sustainability, and energy efficiency, aligned with the International Facility Management Association's goals. Notably, the University of Colorado Boulder has established the Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST) Center, a multi-university initiative funded by the National Science Foundation, promoting sustainable building projects, while modern schools like Verona High School in Wisconsin are prioritizing innovative, adaptable environments to enhance the student experience, posing challenges for facility managers who must balance legacy equipment and new technology while benefiting students, staff, and the community.

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