• Student’s corner

    Wood is one of the most commonly used materials in modern societies. Its durability and availability have granted it a prominent place in our daily lives, whether in the form of chopsticks, office furniture or houses. Although we… Read More

  • Student’s Corner

    On November 17th, I went to the High Acres Landfill in Pittsford, New York. Here are five things I learned: There is a fire training facility on site that is used by volunteer firemen in the area. There… Read More

  • What is Biodiversity?

    What is Biodiversity?   Quite literally, it means the variety of life, ranging from all the different species on Earth, to just those within a smaller ecosystem. However, biodiversity goes beyond being just the different species within a… Read More

  • Student’s Corner

    For my next article of sustainable European cities, I will be looking at London! Another city close to my heart, I spent the summer of 2016 living in London and working for a Labour MP. Although I never… Read More

  • 10 Ways to Lay Back and Relax

    Looking for a way to lay back and relax? One of my favorite ways to relax is watching movies! Here are some of my top picks for movies related to sustainability. The True Cost – This documentary discusses… 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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