The Central Utilities Plant was originally built in 1970 and has been an integral part of the University for over 40 years now. The plant provides steam, electricity, hot water, and chilled water to the University of Rochester… Read More

Student’s Corner


We have finally said goodbye to a bitter Rochester winter, and if you’re anything like me, you’re gladly welcoming the warm summer months. But with summer can come intense heat, and with heat comes the desire to crank… Read More

Facilities Offering an Earth Week Tour for Students

  Hey, UR students! Are you interested in a behind the scenes look at the University’s sustainable efforts? In celebration of Earth Day (4/22), University Facilities and Services is offering a tour the week of April 20 for… Read More

Empowering Communities with Renewable Energy


A while back we were approached by former UR student, Nicholas James. Since moving on from the University, Nicholas spent time volunteering to install wind turbines in rural communities in Peru that were previously without electricity. His experience inspired him… Read More