Facilities Management

University of Colorado Boulder

Mechanical Engineering

The campus mechanical engineering team, housed in the Department of Facilities Management, serves as a steward of the university’s HVAC and plumbing systems, helping provide a safe, functional and comfortable building environment. Its core duties include:

  • Supporting and maintaining campus standards for design and construction; ensuring code compliance; guiding and validating projects from inception to completion
  • Optimizing HVAC systems in response to campus space needs and sustainability goals
  • Carrying out inspections of campus mechanical systems to ensure safety, quality and functionality
  • Collaborating and consulting with campus maintenance shops
  • Helping the university save money through creative engineering solutions
  • Providing solutions for conserving energy and water without compromising function and comfort

Additional Resources

CU-Boulder Facilities Management Mechanical Standards

Reducing Campus ACH Safely: An Authority Having Jurisdiction and Environmental Health and Safety Approach 

Indirect/Direct Evaporative Cooling


If you are experiencing temperature control issues in your building or lab, please submit a Service Request or call the Service Center at 303-492-5522.

To learn about academic opportunities at CU-Boulder in mechanical engineering, visit the College of Engineering & Applied Science.