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Energy Curtailment: December 22, 2020 - January 4, 2021

December 7, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus during the period from the end of the business day Tuesday, December 22, 2020 through Monday, January 4, 2021. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus to allow for effective curtailment of campus facilities.

Reducing energy and steam use during the winter break last year created cost savings to the campus through energy...

Campus Operations Services during Curtailment

December 3, 2020

The following is information regarding Campus Operations Services during the holidays and campus closure days during Winter Curtailment.

The 2020 Winter Curtailment will be from Wednesday December 23, 2020 - Monday January 4, 2021. Campus Holidays fall on 12/24/2020, 12/25/2020, 12/31/2020, and 1/1/2021.

Please submit work orders for Campus Operations services during...

Custodial Services Notice - week of 11/23 - 11/27 2020

November 19, 2020

The following is information regarding Campus Operations - Custodial Services during the week of Thanksgiving Holiday (November 23-27, 2020).

Campus observed Academic and Administrative Holidays this year during Thanksgiving Holiday include:

Thursday November 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving Day

Friday November 27, 2020 - Day after Thanksgiving

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Curtailment Checklist

December 20, 2019

Last year Cal's curtailment efforts saved 871,000 kWh and 1,420,000 lbs of steam in 12 days. That's the annual energy use of over 64 average US homes! This year we're shooting for over 1 million kWh and 1.5 million lbs of steam. Help us prevent this wasted energy with super easy but surprisingly impactful actions like making sure equipment and lights are shut off before you leave your room or office, and turning down thermostats and radiator valves. Use this checklist to help you make sure you get everything turned off before you leave!

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Centennial Drive Traffic Alert

December 5, 2019
TRAFFIC ALERT

One lane of Centennial Dr. will remain open for the duration of the Centennial Dr. Evacuation Support Project. However, there may be 10 – 15 minute traffic
delays to allow for large tree or heavy equipment repositioning. Centennial Dr. Users may be required to follow a “traffic shuttle” vehicle through congested areas.

Curtailment 2019/20 Information

November 18, 2019
Dear Campus Community,

Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus during the period from the end of the business day Friday, December 20, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus. Reducing energy and steam use during the winter break last year created cost savings to the campus of over $69,000 through energy reductions of 871,300 kWh and 28,870,000 lbs of steam. Units interested in curtailing energy for a longer period of time are also welcome to contact the...

Centennial Drive Evacuation Support Project

November 15, 2019
Centennial Drive Evacuation Support Project UCB HILL CAMPUS

Objectives

The objective of this project is to support safe emergency evacuation on Centennial Drive if a landslide or wildfire would occur. Currently numerous trees near Centennial Dr. can fall across the road and block traffic or burn with such intensity that passage is prohibited during a wildfire.

This work is part of the other fire management plan implementation activities that the campus does in the Hill Campus. Facilities Services has removed numerous trees...

2019 CACS Annual Sustainability Summit

April 19, 2019


UC Berkeley’s 2019 CACS Annual Sustainability Summit

Monday, April 22, 3pm – 5pm

Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business

The campus community is invited to the annual Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability celebration. This year's summit is a call to action to reduce our carbon footprint here and in the world and engage in the...

Curtailment 2018-29 Energy Savings Report

February 19, 2019
Curtailment 2018-19 Energy Savings Report

This year the UC Berkeley Campus curtailed buildings over the winter holiday for 12 days, from December 21st through January 1st. The Energy Office worked with the EMS group, stationary engineers, and the electric shop to curtail 75 buildings. In total curtailment saved 871,000 kWh and 1,420,000 lbs of steam. Compared to the prior 12 day comparison period, electric use was 14% lower and steam use was 21% lower when normalized for weather. Although the campus experiences the lowest electric rates of the year over winter break, curtailment saved the...

Work Order Deadlines (Custodial/Zero Waste/ Grounds/ IPM)

November 26, 2018
Work Order Deadlines (Custodial/Zero Waste/ Grounds/ IPM) 2018

As campus closes for curtailment between December 24 and January 1, 2019, Facilities Services Custodial Services, Grounds, IPM and Zero Waste will be able to accommodate new requests based on the time frames below.

Work Orders for the period Thursday, December 20 through January 7 should be submitted no later than Friday, December 14 to allow proper time for processing/scheduling. Processing of work orders received after December 14 for work dates of January 7 and beyond will begin on Monday, January...

Energy Curtailment

November 20, 2018
Energy Curtailment 2018

Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus during the period from the end of the business day Friday, December 21, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus. Reducing energy and steam use during the winter break last year created cost savings to the campus of approximately $67,000.

During this period only heat and ventilation will be curtailed in the...

Energy Curtailment

November 20, 2018
Energy Curtailment 2018

Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus during the period from the end of the business day Friday, December 21, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus. Reducing energy and steam use during the winter break last year created cost savings to the campus of approximately $67,000.

During this period only heat and ventilation will be curtailed in the...

Energy Curtailment

November 20, 2018
Energy Curtailment 2018

Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus during the period from the end of the business day Friday, December 21, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus. Reducing energy and steam use during the winter break last year created cost savings to the campus of approximately $67,000.

During this period only heat and ventilation will be curtailed in the...

Million LED Challenge

September 19, 2018

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Customer Services Changes - Effective 7.1.18

June 29, 2018

Facilities Services Customer Service Changes Effective 7/1/2018

Facilities Services is working to simplify processes and deliver improved services to the Campus Community. As part of this process, the intake process for service requests is changing.

What is changing?

Effective Sunday 7/1/2018 the current request email accounts for ppcs_cbc_staff@berkeley.edu and ppcs_shutdown@berkeley.edu...

New plan review and permit process for construction work

June 28, 2018

Campus Colleagues,

We're writing to you to introduce a new plan review and permit process for construction work here at UC Berkeley.

Following a year of process development by a working group from across campus, starting on July 1st, 2018, all construction projects on campus will be required to submit for and receive a permit prior to starting construction. This will apply to all to projects, including those managed by college and department facilities managers and others who contract directly with vendors or utilize their own maintenance shops...

Energy Curtailment 2017

November 22, 2017

Dear Campus Community,

Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus during the period from the end of the business day Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus. This reduction in energy and steam use during the winter break are anticipated to result in a cost savings to the campus of over $100,000.

Buildings scheduled for energy curtailment are located on Facilities Services website...