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Find out the latest on our efforts to build, operate, and maintain innovative energy and water service solutions for the Vancouver campus to share with the world.

New Enterprise Maintenance Management System (EMMS) Sustainment Team

As the Facilities team prepares to move forward for Planon go-live on November 2, 2020, we have been working on solutions for on-going system maintenance, support and improvements needs — also known as sustainment, to help contain costs while ensuring that the supports are in place for system users. The EMMS Sustainment team will ensure that Planon continues to meet the long-term business objectives and requirements of current and future system users.

Working in your building

The Facilities team recognize that various units in our team, by nature of their work, are required to enter different UBC buildings to carry out their task. As such, a safe work procedure to outline the measures that our workers will be following has been developed by Safety & Risk Services.

Erin Kastner, a sustainability champion for twenty years

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sustainability Coordinator program, Campus & Community Planning spoke to Erin Kastner, Geospatial Information Manager with Energy & Water Services on her role and commitment in the creation of the Workplace Sustainability Fund, her participation in creating Sustainability Coordinators Program content, as well as piloting for a Certification and a Sustainability “Tri-Mentoring” program.

Safe reoccupancy for your building & spaces

With the gradual and phased reoccupancy of the university, we want to remind faculty and staff that the Facilities Group will require a minimum of five business days notice before a building is ready for reoccupancy. Our custodial and trades staff are currently working on rotation, and we will require advance notice in order to more effectively schedule our teams to prepare your space for safe reoccupancy.

Energy and Water Welcomes Back Trades Staff

Energy and Water Services recognizes the importance of worker safety as the campus look to resume operations following COVID-19 related operational interruptions. A COVID-19 CEC Facility Safety Plan outlines the guidelines and procedures put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This plan has been reviewed by the joint health and safety committee.