An academic collaboration with UC Davis Chemical Engineering (Process Systems Engineering) results in an algorithm that optimizes chiller deployment. As a result, the university improves its green energy use and saves money. Interested in the details? Learn more in the published research article.
This past summer Facilities Management (FM) completed what was a yearlong project that brought together Building Maintenance Services (BMS), Utilities, Energy & Engineering, Transportation Services construction, Design and Construction Management (DCM), and a contractor. This project is another great example of what we are capable of building when we work together with the resources we have here on campus.
You may notice several new tools around campus that are helping Custodial Services improve service levels. Seeking inventive ways to meet the needs of the campus is a key focus of Custodial Services, especially with the additional cleaning requirements prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the new equipment that the custodial team is using today.
Smart Labs is a utility incentive program through Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), which provides funding for implementing energy-saving solutions in laboratory buildings. Completion of this program will result in safer labs, fewer carbon emissions from reduced energy use, and lower utility bills. Read how Energy and Engineering coordinated bringing this program to UC Davis buildings.
Custodial Services is in the process of installing new Tork PeakServe® paper towel dispensers. The new dispensers are not only the latest innovation designed for high-traffic washrooms, they are more efficient than past dispensers.
When it comes to throwing items away, do you know where to toss your waste? Is it landfill or compost? Is it compost or recycle? The Office of Sustainability and FM’s own Sustainability Officer Amy Burns want to make it easier for us all.
Have you ever played on a campus sports field? Ever been to an evening game? Imagine if the lights went out just before the winning goal!
Campus Recreation Rec Sports provide students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive activities.
In the heart of Napa, UC Davis’ Viticulture and Enology program has a 40-acre research vineyard – Oakville Station. For more than 50 years, the station has been crucial for the research and trials for clones, vine spacing, pruning levels, irrigation, and more. Due to its contributions in helping to better understand the science of viticulture, the maintenance of the facility is incredibly important.
The Mat Project introduces new UC Davis imprinted floor mats to various buildings across campus. The mats serve more than an aesthetic purpose; they also help prevent accidents and elongate the floor's longevity.
New charging stations are now available for use at the Mondavi Gateway District Parking Structure and Lot 1. Partnering with Transportation Services, Facilities Management electrical staff helped power and install new electric vehicle charging stations over the last two months.
After running for almost 50 years, Boiler #1 at the Central Heating and Cooling Plant was retired. However, with plans to switch to a more sustainable heating operation, Utilities decides to bring Boiler #1 back online as a security measure to ensure overall campus operations will be unaffected by future construction.