LED Lighting Upgrades Illuminate the University


University Facilities and Services is always looking for ways to make sustainable improvements. This past year, numerous LED retrofitting projects have been completed, replacing outdated lights with more sustainable ones, saving energy and money. LEDs, or light-emitting diodes,… Read More

Get Ready for Shred Fest 2016!


On Friday, July 22 University Facilities and Services is holding its sixth annual Shred Fest from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. With the help of Iron Mountain— a company specializing in secure document shredding– items such as bills,… Read More

Competing to Recycle: Eyeglasses Collection and RecycleMania Results


In support of National Eye Donor Month, University Facilities and Services partnered with the Lions Eye Bank at Rochester to hold a collection for eyeglasses during the month of March. Participants mailed in their unwanted prescription and nonprescription glasses,… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day 2016


As Earth Day 2016 approaches, the University of Rochester provides various opportunities for employees, faculty, and students alike to increase their environmental awareness. One way employees can contribute is by getting involved in the Green Reps program. Green… Read More

EcoReps Receive Grant for Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign

Plastic Bags

The University of Rochester has been awarded a College Council Grant for innovative environmental projects through the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3). The $2,747 grant will be used to implement a three-part plan… Read More