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Buy Now, Save Later

NC State Energy Management uses strategic procurement to manage rising natural gas costs.

COVID-19 Can’t Stop LEED Lab

When the fall semester took an unexpected turn to online instruction, LEED Lab shifted to embrace the new learning opportunity.
Two Facilities Division employees check the control panel of an HVAC system on campus

Top (Air) Quality

NC State employees work tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic to develop and implement an indoor air quality plan that helps keep students, faculty and staff safe.
Flowers inside new NC State greenhouse.

Greenhouse Effect: A More Sustainable Campus

Grounds Services is saving money and boosting sustainability by growing flowers and plants in its own greenhouse on the west side of campus.
construction worker on lift at NC State's Plant Sciences Building

Coming Home

From new construction to major renovations, a refreshed NC State campus welcomes many Wolfpack employees back to in-person work.
A Warehouse employee prepares materials for workers' welcome kits before campus reopened.

Teamwork, Trust Keep NC State Stocked

NC State employees hustled to get critical supplies for campus when COVID-19 reached the United States, ensuring the Wolfpack had the necessities for safe classes, research and work.
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Stewardship on the Roof

At Carmichael Gym — which has one of the most problematic roofs on campus — Facilities employees leveraged the COVID-19 closure to install a roof overlay at a fraction of the estimated cost.
Workers remove green chairs from Talley Student Union to limit seating capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proactive Pack

Once COVID-19 started spreading in North Carolina, staff in the Facilities Division and Campus Enterprises stepped up to the challenge of making campus a safe environment for students, faculty and other staff members.
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Housekeeping (Super) Heroes

NC State’s housekeeping staff go above and beyond the call of duty every day to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the campus community.
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Final Countdown

The Facilities Division works behind the scenes to prepare campus for the fall semester.
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Same Campus, New Look

Capital improvement projects are making progress, and employees will see some changes when they return to work.
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Operation Restart

NC State’s Facilities Division prepares campus buildings for safe reopening.
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Closing the Loop

NC State’s new Compost Facility and Research Cooperative diverts organic waste from the landfill, giving it new life in a number of beneficial ways on campus.
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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.
Global Courtyard rendering

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.
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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.
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Efficiency Experts

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