Similar to a small city, the UC Davis campus operates with a large scale utility infrastructure in order to keep the campus functioning. The Utilities unit within Facilities Management provide services such as:
Campus Power Management
- Management of exterior lighting system to keep the campus well-lit and safe.
- Electricity supply for overall campus functions and activities.
- Power backup generator in case of emergency.
Transforming Waste Into Resources
- Proper collection and disposal of refuse on campus.
- Wastewater treatment prior to release into Putah Creek to minimize environmental impact.
- Interconnected sewer and drainage system redirect stormwater and mitigate flooding.
- Transforming organic waste into electricity supply for the campus grid.
Campus Utilities: Heating, Cooling, Water & Gas
- Management of Central Heating and Cooling Plant that provides heating and cooling to campus buildings.
- City-scale water systems to provide the campus with water for domestic use, industrial applications, fire-fighting, and irrigation.
- Maintenance of the campus natural gas network and swimming pools for day-to-day campus activities.
- Centralized support, manages utility contracts, processes utility billing for auxiliary units, and reports campus-wide utility use.
- Provide project support, utility metering management, day-to-day utility system instrumentation, and control support.
Data & Engineering
- Provides centralized support, processes utility billing for auxiliary units, and reports campus-wide utility use.
- Facilitate whole-campus energy and water reporting and metrics.
- Help with energy procurement and energy and sustainability master planning to meet campus sustainability goals.