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Energy efficiency and cost savings during COVID-19

With reduced occupancy on the UBC Vancouver campus, building operators and energy managers are adjusting heating or cooling levels in spaces that have reduced or zero occupancy. This is an opportunity to ensure critical energy savings while maintaining a safe and healthy indoor environment.

A friendly reminder to run the cold water taps to ensure water is fresh

As many buildings on campus have reduced occupancy, we want to remind everyone that running the cold water taps until the water is cold is an important step before drinking or using for food preparation. This will ensure the water is kept fresh for use and stagnant water is flushed from the building’s pipe network system.

Recognizing those still working on campus

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the majority of faculty and staff are working from home right now. However, teams like Facilities Management at UBC Okanagan and Building Operations’ Custodial Services at UBC Vancouver continue to carry out most of their day-to-day work on campus.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and perseverance

I am grateful to all Facilities staff for your on-going commitment and perseverance in adapting to our current realities with COVID-19. Whether you are working from home to deliver important services or working on campus to ensure that our infrastructure is properly monitored, maintained and cleaned or on-going construction projects are managed, please know that your contributions are crucial to the campus community.

Frank Crudo returns to Building Operations as Senior Manager, Architectural

We are excited to welcome back Frank, joining Building Operations’ Trades division and leading the architectural trades. As the Senior Manager, Frank will be responsible for the short and long-range planning of building architectural systems and the supervision of staff and consultants.

Construction projects remain active on campus

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the province has listed construction as an essential service in B.C. Worksites are taking all necessary precautions as advised by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Provincial Health Officials.