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Winter energy savings top $100,000 since 2011
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

In its third year, the University’s Winter Holiday Energy Savings Initiative has saved more than $100,000 since it was implemented in 2011.

“Our most recent break resulted in $34,340 of savings from Dec. 24, 2014, through Jan. 1, 2015,” said Tony Schallert, energy manager in...


Electric charger charging e-vehicle
Pilot program to monitor electric vehicles, University to add 20 charging stations
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

UNC Charlotte is committed to becoming a regional model of sustainable stewardship, and toward that goal, the University recently earned two Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project grants totaling $64,000. 

The first grant of $12,000 enabled the University to purchase a vehicle...


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Campus Construction Report - January, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015

Campus Construction Report as of January 8, 2015


Atkins Library at night
Help Conserve Energy During Winter Break
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Did you know energy generation from fossil fuels is the number one contributor to climate change? Conservation can help. Before leaving for holiday break, please take these three energy conservation steps:

Lights - Lighting is the second largest use...


Map showing three closed lots during winter break
Three parking lots to close temporarily starting Dec. 15
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Due to a storm drain relocation project, lots 25, 26 and North Deck will close from Dec. 15, 2014 – Dec. 23, 2014. All vehicles MUST be moved prior to Dec. 15 as there will be no access to these lots during this time.

Students are encouraged to move their vehicles to the Union Deck....


Building Temperatures During Winter Break
Monday, December 1, 2014

NOTE: The following announcement does NOT apply to residence halls, labs, data centers and research areas. 

During the University’s Winter Break, buildings will not be heated above 60⁰ from the evening of Dec. 23, 2014 through the evening of Jan 1, 2015....


New Energy Contract Saves University Money
Friday, November 21, 2014

Beginning next year, UNC Charlotte will save about $370,000 per year in electric bill savings, or about four percent, due to participation in a UNC System-wide Energy Savings Performance Contract. Facilities Management staff will soon replace old, inefficient fluorescent fixtures with LEDs in...


FM's James Williams Honored for Governor's Award for Excellence
Friday, November 21, 2014

Congratulations to James Williams, renovations supervisor, for being selected as a Governor's Award for Excellence recipient. Read more here to learn how Williams relaunced a successful Renovations Shop, saving the University tens of thousands of dollars.


University accepts 2014 Wells Fargo Green Award
FM's Devin Hatley and Mike Lizotte Accept 2014 Wells Fargo Green Award
Friday, November 21, 2014

UNC Charlotte’s “Zero Waste Initiative” for Richardson Stadium was named the 2014 Wells Fargo Green Award winner at the annual Charlotte Chamber Energy Summit. Read more here.


University recognized with Air Compliance Excellence Award
Friday, August 29, 2014

UNC Charlotte has earned Mecklenburg County Air Quality’s (MCAQ) inaugural Air Compliance Excellence Award for local industry air quality permit compliance, pollution reduction and air quality improvement. 

“UNC Charlotte is among one of the largest facilities governed by MCAQ. The...