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University earns STARS Silver rating for sustainability achievements
Friday, November 4, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has earned a STARS Silver rating for its accomplishments in sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, is a...


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University featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges
Thursday, October 20, 2016

In The Princeton Review’s seventh annual edition of its “green guide,” the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is listed among the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation.

Factored in to this designation includes the University’s continued excellence as the...


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A routine clean, understanding the BES cleaning program
Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Facilities Management Building Environmental Services and Recycling (BES&R) unit takes great pride in its responsibility to maintain the cleanliness of campus facilities.  Through its cleaning program, BES staff thoroughly clean offices/cubicles once per week. 

The...


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UNC Charlotte joins the Green Sports Alliance
Thursday, August 11, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has joined the Green Sports Alliance, an organization that leverages sports to promote healthy and sustainable communities.

According to their website, the Alliance achieves its success by “inspiring sports leagues, teams, venues, their...


Facente with the new LEAF
Take a 'power trip' with the newest Motor Fleet addition
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

With the recent acquisition of two new LEAF vehicles University customers now have a ‘power trip’ option to select from among the University’s Motor Fleet offerings. 

The LEAF, an all-electric vehicle manufactured by Nissan, is currently available for daily rental.  “Different...


Certificate of Recognition
University achieves energy reduction goal
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

UNC Charlotte received a certificate of recognition during the Appalachian Energy Summit (AES) in recognition of its commitment and achievement to reduce campus energy consumption by 30 percent.

In 2003, state agencies were given an ambitious 30 percent energy reduction mandate to...


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A Different Catch: On-the-job training attributed to rescue
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Facilities Management’s Brent Offenberger hoped for an uneventful vacation fishing trip in Newport News, Va., on the James River.  The outing, which included his teenage son, and father-in-law, appeared to be going as planned - until the unimaginable happened.  With virtually no...


Franz discusses light rail
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Peter Franz, the University’s landscape architect, talks about the experience Blue Line Extension riders can expect when light rail arrives on campus.


Holshouser Hall
Holshouser Hall wins CPN Star Award
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The renovation project for Holshouser Residence Hall, which reopened in 2015, has received the 2016 Star Award for projects between $10 million and $25 million from the Construction Professionals Network (CPN) of North Carolina.

The Star Award, which was presented at CPN’s 17th annual...


Automotive Team
Automotive named among top fleets
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

When it comes to being recognized for excellence in the fleet industry, it is worthy to mention that UNC Charlotte is notably among the best. 

Facilities Management Automotive has been awarded an Honorable Mention designation as one of the top fleets in the Americas.  The...