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Facilities Management

We strive to make the university better every day through innovative stewardship of campus assets and resources. We aim to provide, maintain and improve the campus environment by working alongside campus partners to deliver exceptional customer service.

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LEED Certification Background

Background on LEED Certification

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most established green building rating system and was first implemented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998. Through LEED, the USGBC describes its mission: 

“Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.” 


Project SWARM: New Demand Response Program Summer 2021

Project SWARM: New Demand Response Program

This summer, the UC Davis Facilities and Engineering Department is implementing a new energy-saving Demand Response Program for buildings a part of Project SWARM. This program aims to reduce the energy usage of 65 selected campus buildings during peak hours by increasing the air conditioning temperature setpoint in the buildings by 3°F for no more than 2 hours.

Surface Water Curtailment for the State of California – Important Notice to Laboratories and Users with Special Equipment

On April 29, 2021, the State of California Department of Water Resources enacted Term 91, which is a water curtailment protocol to avoid diversion of surface water in seasonably dry conditions. In addition, due to low reservoir inflow, the Bureau of Reclamation designated 2021 a Shasta Critical Year which further reduces the amount of surface water available.