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UCDrive on the Go

August 29, 2018
UCDrive users can now view available vehicles, make a reservation and see their ride history all on their phone through the app FleetShare. The app, available on iOS and Android devices, is being rolled out in an effort to make it easier for users to rent a vehicle on-the-go.

New Electric Charging Stations Installed & More Coming!

August 03, 2018
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.

TherMOOstat Success Story: Math Sciences Building

July 25, 2018
Do you know where your room's thermostat is? Your thermostat location matters because its position determines the room's temperature reading. Knowing where it's located may give you more control over your comfort.

New ADA Compliant Ramp at Briggs Hall

July 06, 2018
A new ADA compliant ramp has been installed at Briggs Hall! The safer, durable, new concrete ramp resolved safety concerns and makes Briggs more accessible.

TherMOOstat Success Story: Rock Hall

July 03, 2018
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

TherMOOstat Success Story: Valley Hall 1010

July 03, 2018
Crowdsourcing feedback is the best way for people on campus to tell us if something is wrong. When we received numerous feedback over the course of several days from Valley Hall Room 1010, we discovered an airflow purge issue that was overcooling the space.

TherMOOstat Success Story: Ghausi Hall

July 02, 2018
TherMOOstat is an interactive web app that allows people to provide their comfort feedback. Thanks to the feedback we receive, we are able to resolve many campus HVAC system issues that may otherwise go unnoticed.

Automotive Students Tour Fleet Services

June 19, 2018
On June 7, over 20 students from the American River College automotive program stopped by UC Davis to tour the campus’ Fleet Services. Fleet Services Director Dan McCann partnered with ARC instructor John McCormack to help students learn about career opportunities outside of automotive dealerships.

Deferred Maintenance Project: Hydration Stations

June 08, 2018
The main goal of installing hydration stations around campus is to reduce our plastic waste and improve our sustainability actions. Recently, Facilities installed new hydration stations for bottles at Vet Med 3A, Gourly Clinical Teaching Center, and Valley Hall as part of a Deferred Maintenance project.

An Oldie but a Goodie: Boiler # 1

May 18, 2018
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.

Electrical Systems Team Upgrades Pull Barn

May 03, 2018
The aging infrastructure at the Dairy Teaching and Research Facility is having a hard time keeping up with new energy demand. See what Building Maintenance has done to improve the facility's operation.

Help Reduce Carbon Emissions On and Off Campus

April 23, 2018
With Earth Day coming up on April 22 and the condition of the environment as a reminder, we are encouraging drivers on and off campus to consider changes they can make that help reduce carbon emissions.

HVAC Retrofit Sees Payoff

April 09, 2018
The University Services building has saved over $15,000 in only nine months from an HVAC retrofit project that was completed by BMS in June 2017. The project sought to improve the comfort for customers, increase BMS’ ability to troubleshoot HVAC issues in the building, and reduce energy consumption. 

Tupper Hall Railing Replacement

April 05, 2018
This spring 2018, Tupper Hall, a 150,000+ square foot building in Health Sciences District and home to approximately 24 different departments in the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine, is the site of a project to replace rotting guardrails that line three sides of the building from top to bottom.