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Custodial Services keeping your facility clean and sanitized

Building Operations continues to meet ISSA Canada and APPA Leadership in Educational Facilities cleaning standards for COVID-19.

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VPFO teams featured in Water Canada Magazine

Several VPFO teams have been featured in Water Canada Magazine for their safe and sustainable stewardship of water on UBC's Vancouver campus.

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Energy efficiency and cost savings during COVID-19

With reduced occupancy on the UBC Vancouver campus, building operators and energy managers are adjusting heating or cooling levels in spaces that have reduced or zero occupancy. This is an opportunity to ensure critical energy savings while maintaining a safe and healthy indoor environment.

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A friendly reminder to run the cold water taps to ensure water is fresh

As many buildings on campus have reduced occupancy, we want to remind everyone that running the cold water taps until the water is cold is an important step before drinking or using for food preparation. This will ensure the water is kept fresh for use and stagnant water is flushed from the building’s pipe network system.

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Recognizing those still working on campus

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the majority of faculty and staff are working from home right now. However, teams like Facilities Management at UBC Okanagan and Building Operations' Custodial Services at UBC Vancouver continue to carry out most of their day-to-day work on campus.

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