The goal of the Vice Chancellor Real Estate (VCRE) office is to create an integrated real estate management and operating company. To this end, we are transforming the way we approach the development and management of Berkeley’s on-campus and off-campus facilities, working to become a highly dynamic planning, management, development and construction organization focused on customer service, operating efficiencies, and new revenue generation. Our goal is to create a new structure that positions Berkeley to better respond to the rapidly changing challenges and opportunities that we confront.
Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus from December 23, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016. Only heat and ventilation will be curtailed; normal electric service will be maintained at all times. Reducing energy use during the winter break last year saved 1.48 million kWh of electricity and 37 thousand therms of steam, for cost savings to the campus of approximately $187,000. This is enough to power 980 and heat 1,500 homes for a whole month!
For more detail about Curtailment, including a list of buildings scheduled for energy curtailment and a request for exemption, please click here.
August 12, 2015
UC Berkeley is one of the Sierra Club’s Top 10 Cool Schools! The impressive list of “America’s Greenest Universities” highlights our campus’s sustainable food service, green transportation to and around campus, and research that contributes to solving environmental problems. Let’s keep up the good work!
Facilities Services launched a Customer Satisfaction Survey that will collect feedback from campus clients. A link to the four-question survey will be included in the email confirmation message sent out when an FS Work Order is completed.
To provide the campus with more information we have also published our Work Order Priority List online at
This document defines the criteria for A, B and C tags and the expected response time for each category.
Construction and Design (C&D) is excited to announce the implementation of electronic project plan review. In keeping with the campus’s mission to integrate sustainability practices into our daily operations, C&D has selected the Tolman Hall Seismic Replacement (aka “Berkeley Way”) project as its pilot for initiating electronic plan review. Questions about plan review and training sessions being scheduled the new electronic review process should be directed to C&D Plan Review Manager, Susan Pospiech at email@example.com.
May 8, 2015
New Process for Initiating a Project or Studying a Proposal