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A Resilient Pack: Keeping Our Facilities ‘Healthy’

With a fraction of its staff, Energy Systems continues to provide round-the-clock utility and facilities operations to hundreds of campus buildings while also monitoring for emergencies and reducing energy use in unoccupied buildings.

Savings Engineered

Energy recommissioning in Engineering Buildings II and III produce big utility reductions.
NC State locksmith Jeff Thomas at work in the Key Shop

We Are the Wolfpack: Meet Jeff Thomas

The locksmith and his colleagues handle broken locks, stuck doors and other emergencies so that faculty, staff and students can keep moving through the hallways, offices and rooms at NC State.

Two More Campus Buildings Get LED Upgrades

Energy Management and the College of Natural Resources partnered to install new LED lighting in Biltmore Hall and Pulp and Paper Labs.
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Global Courtyard Celebrates International Education

A once inconspicuous space between Primrose and Tompkins Halls will soon transform into a gathering place for international-focused events. Upon completion of landscaping and renovations, the Global Courtyard will showcase how NC State strives to bring the world to campus. […]
NC State housekeeping employee Benita Womack with cleaning supplies

We Are the Wolfpack: Meet Benita Womack

The University Housekeeping employee — and beloved member of the College of Veterinary Medicine community — ‘strives for perfection’ in all she does.

Finding New Life For Resources

NC State strives for stewardship by reusing and recycling during construction and renovation projects.
Fitts-Woolard Hall rendering

Fitts-Woolard Hall: One Year Later

Since it opened in 2013, the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library has stood out on NC State’s Centennial Campus for its modern look, sustainability and...

Under the (Bright) Lights

Energy Management and Athletics teamed up to install new LED lighting in Isenhour Tennis Center and Dail Basketball Center.

Trees That Teach

You could learn about urban trees from a textbook. Or, your class could get outside to Think and Do.

NC State Awarded Designation As Tree Campus USA

NC State University has earned recognition as a 2018 Tree Campus USA from The Arbor Day Foundation. The designation honors U.S. colleges and universities that…

Saving By The Barrel

Students and staff have collaborated to install a cistern that will collect rainwater for irrigation on campus.
commissioning team

Efficiency Experts

An NC State Facilities Team improves campus one building at a time.

Grounds Services Goes Green At Gregg

NC State Grounds Services pilots a new sustainable landscape management effort at the university’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design.

Winter Break Savings Top $200,000

Over winter break hundreds of NC State campus buildings collectively avoided more than $200,000 in energy costs through the university’s Holiday Energy Saving Initiative.

Centennial Campus Outage Planned for March 31

Upgrades to an electrical substation will impact many buildings on Centennial Campus on March 31. You can learn more about the planned power outage at upcoming town hall meetings.

Campus Energy Data Powers Research

NC State researchers collaborated with the Facilities Division to use actual energy data from the university’s Centennial Campus.

Military Lessons: Sustainment and Sustainability

Brig. Gen. Allen Boyette, a double graduate in engineering who serves as NC State’s interim senior director for energy systems for facilities and maintenance, is active member of the North Carolina National Guard.

Reynolds Coliseum Achieves LEED Silver For Sustainability

NC State University’s recent renovation of its Reynolds Coliseum has earned national sustainability certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Reopened in September 2016 following a 16-month renovation, the building achieved […]

LED Upgrade Saves Energy, Improves Textiles Lab

During the academic year, the senior design lab of NC State’s Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science program hums nearly round the clock with students collaborating and creating. Until mid-March it also […]

Shaping the Future

Angkana Bode, an architect with Capital Project Management and chair of NC State’s Staff Senate, recognizes a collective effort in faculty and staff giving is monumental to shaping future progress at NC State University.

Winter Break Energy Conservation Saves Nearly $300,000

While the Wolfpack enjoyed winter break, hundreds of NC State campus buildings collectively avoided $294,537 in energy costs through the university’s Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative. Since 2004, NC State has […]

Nearly All Of NC State’s Harrelson Hall Recycled, Salvaged

  Harrelson Hall is gone, but most of its contents and building materials live on due to NC State’s successful recycling and reuse efforts. During the 2016 deconstruction of Harrelson Hall, the […]