Our Mission is to ensure that all academic/research programs, University faculty, staff and the student residential community are provided with reliable utility services in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.
Energy and Facilities Management is responsible for the building envelope and energy operations. Energy Management and Facilities Design and Construction collaborate with the success of energy conservation initiatives and best practices implemented by the departments. Energy Management operates from a centralized location located on the Coral Gables Campus and staffed by qualified engineers, and energy technicians that monitor campus-wide energy and utilities consumption.
Energy Management oversees the Energy Shop which also operates on the Coral Gables Campus and is responsible for coordinating the following operational tasks:
■ Daily oversight of all building operations and performance of utilities distribution.
■ Daily monitoring of utility plant operations to ensure optimization of performance.
■ Coordination of A/C scheduling requests to accommodate building needs.
■ Integration of existing and new building mechanical systems.
■ Utilization of metering systems to monitor utility performance and energy consumption
■ Tracking and cost allocation of building energy and utilities consumption.
■ Budgeting and planning of load forecasting.
■ Planning and management of campus wide energy conservation projects.
■ Planning and assessment of renewable energy and potential new energy efficiency technologies.
■ Energy Planning and Building Standards implementation
■ Implementation of control systems administration and operation.
■ Continuous research and implementation of industry leading technologies
While actively collaborating in sustainable and behavioral programs, the Energy Management team works closely with the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and Green U in assisting the University’s mission of continuously improving its compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations and sustainability concerns.
In addition, the UM Campus Energy Committee holds monthly meetings to respond to the needs of the University’s daily operations, develop communication and community educational programs to support energy campus-wide initiatives.