The CU Facilities Management Department (FM) works behind the scenes to build and maintain an environmentally sustainable campus. By incorporating sustainable practices in our day to day operations, we have the ability to significantly reduce the negative environmental impact of buildings that we build and operate, and the services that we offer to our campus customers. For example:
Utility and Energy Services.
Manages campus energy production, distribution and building efficiency programs.
- Facilities Operations.
Implements green cleaning, sustainable grounds keeping, integrated pest management, and building maintenance for all General Fund buildings. This division also manages the new recycling facility, which is operated in partnership with the Environmental Center.
Watch our recycling center film here!
- Distribution Center
Manages all campus shipping and receiving, surplus property reuse and recycling, and a variety of other logistics that helps the campus be more efficient.
Watch the Distribution Center Sustainability Tour (video)
The University of Colorado is confronting the challenges of climate change and sustainability through research and teaching, and by turning research into action on our campus in order to model an institutional pathway to a more sustainable future. The University of Colorado Facilities Management Office of Sustainability was created to be a focus point for sustainability activities on campus and to expedite action and change through:
- Developing departmental sustainability policies and best practices;
- Implementing programs that efficiently utilize natural and fiscal capital;
- Strategic planning, goal setting and performance benchmarking to track progress.