By the Numbers 2020-2021

UVA Facilities Management supports the University’s wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. Here is a by-the-numbers portrait of the department’s accomplishments during the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Facilities Management:
How We Support UVA

Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, construction, renovation, maintenance and repair of the University’s buildings and facilities; and the provision of utilities, grounds care, custodial, trash collection, recycling and other services.

Our Employees

There were 1,134 total full-time positions in Facilities Management in the 2020-21 fiscal year.

During the annual Service Awards, 140 employees celebrated 2,645 years of service.


123,000 work orders completed.

Requests for repairs and service – known as work orders – are received from customers, Facilities Management staff in the field and automatically-generated for routine inspections of equipment and created for large construction and renovation projects.


57,826 total assets
(as of October 31, 2021).

Assets are pieces of equipment that are part of a building system.

Assets by maintenance zone

Capital Construction & Renovations

Project & Construction Management Services

construction work-in-place totaled $232 million 264 active construction projects $2.3 billion in ongoing design & construction

Construction & Renovation Services

construction work-in-place totaled $42 million 241 active construction projects

Buildings & Grounds

  • 18.3 million square feet for all UVA facilities, includes:
    • 14 million square feet in Academic Division
    • 4.2 million square feet in UVA Health Division
  • 878,953 assignable square feet of research labs and research lab service.
  • 345,754 assignable square feet of classroom space.
  • 556 buildings and corresponding infrastructure in the UVA portfolio, with a conservatively estimated replacement value of $5.5 billion.
  • 267 vehicles and 87 pieces of equipment in the Facilities Management fleet, including 22 electric and hybrid vehicles
  • 303 buildings in the Academic Division (including the Medical School, Nursing School, and Health Sciences Center Library). Of those, 73% are more than 30 years old
  • 3,298 acres (1,240 acres of contiguous area near Grounds) owned by the University of Virginia
  • 10,000 trees (about) on Grounds, not including groves or woodlands.
  • 6.26 miles of utility tunnels
  • 222.4 miles of underground heating (steam/condensate, medium temperature hot water), cooling (chilled water), water/sewer and storm sewer distribution lines.

E&G Facilities Condition Index

The Facility Condition Index (FCI) indicates the condition of UVA's portfolio of buildings by dividing the value of the maintenance backlog by the replacement value. An FCI of 5 percent or less is considered to be in good condition.

Maintenance Zones

Facilities Management is made up of three different maintenance groups that provide service to the University: Academic Maintenance, Health System Physical Plant and Housing Facilities. Academic Maintenance and Health System Physical Plant are made up of five zones each, which are multidisciplinary crews physically located around Grounds to serve specific groups of customers and facilities.


  • 43.9% decrease of greenhouse gas emissions in calendar year 2020 compared to 2010
  • 22% reduction of UVA's energy use intensity, defined as total energy use divided by total square footage, between 2010 and 2020
  • 2.8% reduction in waste generation since 2010. In 2020, UVA landfilled 7,227 tons of waste, a decrease compared to the 7,436 tons landfilled in 2010.
  • 74 LEED certified buildings, 5 new and existing buildings certified in the 2020-2021 fiscal year
  • 1 million pounds of surplus property diverted from the landfill during the third year of operation for the UVA ReUSE Store
  • 2,479 solar panels on Grounds (890 UVA owned, 1,589 Dominion owned)
  • 123,800 solar panels off-Grounds at UVA Hollyfield Solar and UVA Puller Solar facilities

Occupational Programs


Stronger Together. Rooted in our people. Uniting FM to create a culture of growth, innovation, and protection.


  • 7 apprentices graduated in the class of 2020: 2 Electrical, 1 HVAC, 2 Plumbing, 2 Carpentry
  • 11 apprentices completed classroom training via CATEC in 2020: 3 Electrical, 2 HVAC, 4 Plumbing, 2 Carpentry
  • 11 apprentices accepted positions in the new 2+2 program in 2021:
    • 7 on the licensed trades (plumbing, electrical, HVAC) track
    • 4 on the non-licensed trades (carpentry and masonry) track
  • May 24, 2021: “Women and Registered Apprenticeship — Ask a Tradeswoman! Meet Women of the Construction and Building Trades Industries”, hosted by the Virginia Department of Labor and Indystry (DOLI). Ashley Bell (Apprentice), Brittany Collier (Apprentice), and Bonnie Hockins participated in the webinar
    • 4 panelists (included Ashley and Brittany)
    • 80 attendees

Apprentices currently in the program

Occupational Health and Safety

  • 5 active focus teams
  • 6 safety committees
  • 47 Safety Stars recognized
  • 21 Safety Champions recognized
  • 22 hazards reported and corrected
  • 12 near misses reported and corrected or assessed

Occupational Training

  • 1,236 FM employees received Stormwater Management Training composed and delivered via the Workday Learning Management System (LMS) with UVA Environmental Resources
  • 700 hours were spent learning the Workday LMS to better serve FM employees. This allows for increased efficiency for the training program; allows employees to access their training records; timesaving

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Inclusive Excellence Survey: More than 900 responses received from FM staff
  • Implicit Bias Training: 86 FM employees took training with Project Implicit to understand bias and “implicit bias” in the workplace
  • Preventing and Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (PADHR) Training: 523 FM employees received training from the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights with a personalized approach to PADHR and Sexual and Gender-based harassment and policies
  • 17 individuals attended Mapping Cville presentation by Jordy Yager to discuss the racist covenants that still exist on some deeds in Charlottesville.