• What is Sustainability?

    What is Sustainability? Well, it’s in the name! Sustainability is the ability for something to sustain itself over time, to provide what is necessary for its continued existence. For example, if we are to remain a sustainable society,… Read More

  • America Recycles Day

    America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Keep America Beautiful, the leading organization behind America Recycles Day, encourages organizations to host events and educate neighbors, friends and… Read More

  • Student’s Corner

    Happy Friday! Check out this interesting video from NPR’s Skunk Bear. It takes place in Rochester and it poses the question of using a bicycle to power a home. Spoiler: their answer was no. Here’s a few ideas… Read More

  • Student’s Corner

    Another year is passing by so quickly, and I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already here! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, not just because I get to go home and see my family, but also because I… Read More

  • Seven Energy Saving Resources

    A short list of useful websites for energy saving needs ranging from the home to the workplace https://www.ase.org/ http://smarterhouse.org/ https://www.nrdc.org/issues/energy-efficiency http://www.elevateenergy.org/ http://www.elevateenergy.org/for-building-owners-managers/energy-saving-resources/ https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/home https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index   There’s even some interactive learning about energy for kids! Resources provided by: Teddi… Read More

University Facilities and Services Mission

To create and manage a physical environment that promotes academics, student life, healthcare, research, and public service at the University of Rochester through our core values of teamwork, trust, integrity, professionalism and quality.

University Facilities and Services provides key infrastructure support including utility and energy management, environmental services, transportation, building and equipment maintenance and repair, preventative maintenance, paint-electric-plumbing-construction-heating-cooling and lock and key services, furniture repair, dispatch, mail services, purchasing and materials management, automobile maintenance and repair, recycling, grounds maintenance and event support to the University.

We are responsible for over 12 million gross square feet of building space and 655 acres while serving the main River Campus, the Medical Center, the Eastman School of Music, the Memorial Art Gallery and several other specialized sites. We invite you to learn more about our organization, our goals for the future and our latest awards and recognitions.




2015 Milestones

Each year the University of Rochester updates its Sustainability Milestones which include accomplishments in the areas of Recycling and Waste Reduction, Ecology, Energy, Hazardous Materials, Construction, Power Plant, Purchasing, and many more. The 2015 Milestones are coming soon. In 2014… the University was… Read More

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The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Rochester with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award, joining more than 100 visionary colleges and universities from across the country. With the announcement of 49 new and renewing… Read More

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Toner Cartridge Recycling

How to recycle ink jet and toner cartridges – You can mail ink jet and toner cartridges to University Mail Services. Please place in original or replacement packaging and mail to PO Box 270001. On River Campus, you… Read More

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