More than 10 million square feet of building space at the University is cooled by a system of 11 different chiller plants. Some of the larger plants are hidden behind unassuming brick walls.
Facilities Management is here to provide the most efficient and cost effective support services in order to provide an environment that is clean, safe, healthy and responsive for students, staff and visitors.
Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect – and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.
Facilities Management is also committed to improve awareness of and increase appreciation for diversity. The Facilities Management Diversity Team was created in December 2013 to continue the efforts and to foster greater respect and understanding of diversity within the organization.
Safety is at the forefront of everything we do at UVA The University understands that a safe work environment is essential to the health and well-being of our employees, but our commitment extends beyond our staff. The University is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone on Grounds — from our students to our many visitors.
UVA Facilities Management operates under the highest ethical standards and possesses exceptional communication skills to inspire, enthuse and stimulate a culture of health and safety stewardship. Facilities Management strives to offer a model occupational health and safety training program in the effort to sustain UVA as an incident- and injury-free work place and a model for higher education institutions across the country.
The Green Workplace Program was developed to guide and recognize UVA workplaces that are taking a leadership role in considering the sustainability of their operations. The program engages these workplaces in actions that conserve energy, save money and advance the three “Es” of sustainability: environment, economy and equity.
Participants report their actions and earn a Green Workplace certification based on the total points accomplished. Workplaces across Grounds have achieved different levels of certification: UVA Parking and Transportation (Gold), Demographics Research Group (Gold) and numerous Facilities Management workplaces including Upper Level Leake (Gold), Lower Level Leake (Gold), Pratt South Trailer (Gold), Annex Trailer (Silver), 1003 W. Main (Silver) and Ednam (Silver).
The University of Virginia is a caring community that aspires to treat every individual with kindness, dignity and respect, regardless of position or status.
A fair, collaborative, inclusive and respectful workplace is vital to the University achieving its teaching, research, public service, and patient care goals and preserving its reputation for excellence.
As a core value, Facilities Management fosters a respectful workplace that actively supports mutual respect, the dignity of all employees and is free from discrimination and harassment.
To learn about the University’s respectful workplace guidelines and other related information, please visit Respect@UVa.
June 8, 2017
Meet some of the UVA employees who are being honored for their years of service.