- Energy at UND
- Energy Links
- Energy Saving Guidelines for Personal Computers
- Energy Tips
- Facilities On-Line Metering
- Renewable Energy
- Building Services/Custodial
- Central Warehouse
- Departmental Moves
- Hopper-Danley Spiritual Center
- Pest Control Service
- Request Services
- Snow Removal
- Space Utilization
- Steam Plant
This report is the overview of the fiscal year accomplishments, goals, trends, and concerns. It includes financial data for historic and future planning efforts.
This year marked the second year of the biennium in which the State Legislature gave the University one time funding to address deferred maintenance items on the campus. This funding was in addition to the extraordinary repairs and general maintenance funds normally received. As a result many major projects were completed during the fiscal year (see State of the Unit).
The Facilities Management department was awarded a $2 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant from the Division of Community Services. The grant funds are earmarked for such things as, energy retrofits, lighting, and sensors.
The department is represented in the Council for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. The Council has created project charters for top priority Sustainability Improvement Measures (SIM). These projects have been defined and a business plan will be created for each project to be approved by the University Cabinet.
Advancement of sustainable efforts included the completion of the Education building renovation. The features of this building are being evaluated for LEED certification at the Silver level. There are four levels of LEED certifications which start at Certified, then Silver, Gold, and the highest is Platinum. The Gorecki Alumni Center is being built with the intent to qualify for a Platinum rating according to LEEDS standards. Qualifying for this platinum rating requires an accumulation of points covering a variety of building characteristics, life cycles on components, maintenance standards, and other objectives. The renovation of the Education building was designed to meet a Silver standard rating. Both buildings have set the tone for future construction on campus.
The department was involved with the creation of the University System Construction Policy. This policy will provide guidelines for all North Dakota campuses for construction and renovation activities.
A Parking Lot and Pavement Survey was conducted by Civil Engineering/Planning/ Surveying (CPS Ltd). Currently the pavement condition index registers at 51, (poor rating). The University has requested CPS to develop a tiered plan to address the maintenance and rehabilitation of pavement. The scenario would be to elevate the pavement condition index to 71 (satisfactory rating) in five years, then to 85 (good rating) in the subsequent five years.