Community Education

Explore Energy and Engineering Virtual Tours!

Joshua Morejohn, Campus Energy Manager, and Kiernan Salmon, Energy Feedback Product Developer for Facilities Management Energy & Engineering, had considered creating virtual tours of some of the Facilities Management systems but were waiting for a good reason to do so.

SARs-CoV-2 Sampling with help from Utilities

As more students, staff, and faculty return to campus, the wastewater SARS-CoV-2 detection program has begun. The SARS-CoV-2 detection program essentially takes samples of wastewater from specific buildings or locations to identify if COVID-19 is present. This program will monitor and allow the campus to proactively identify and reduce the risk of a COVID outbreak.

September 14: Wildfire Impact Building Ventilation Changes

As a result of the current unhealthful air quality index, a subset of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) units are recirculating air rather than drawing in outside air for ventilation purposes. Labs or animal facilities within these buildings will continue to be ventilated with 100% outside air, while offices and common areas located in the same building may not.

August 21, 2020 Wildfire Impact: Building Ventilation Changes

Update: Thursday, September 3, 2020: As a result of improved outdoor air quality conditions, the HVAC units in the buildings listed below are now back to ventilating with a percentage of outside air. As always, it remains important for occupants to continue practicing all recommended COVID-19 precautions.

September is National Preparedness Month

Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. We want to make sure YOU are prepared in case of a disaster (natural or man-made).

Don't Dump! Protect Our Arboretum

Storm drain inlets are located around the campus and are usually located in and around parking lots, along the curbs of roads, and sometimes associated with runoff from the roofs of campus buildings. Most of these drains are marked with the “No Dumping” ovals.

TherMOOstat Success Story: Rock Hall

TherMOOstat feedback is important to us because it gives the occupants an opportunity to voice their opinion on their comfort and helps us discover any issues with campus HVAC systems. In this case, a group of comments revealed a malfunctioning heat pump and led Facilities to quickly resolve this problem. Chemistry Building Room 194