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.


November 9, 2015
Holiday Energy Curtailment

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 a Top 10 Cool School

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!




July 1, 2015
FS Customer Satisfaction Survey launched, Work Order priorities posted online

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.

June 16, 2015
Plan Review Goes Paperless
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 spospiech@berkeley.edu

May 29, 2015
Campus Fire Fuel Management Program
We've put together a webpage with information about campus fire mitigation; click here to learn more.

May 15, 2015
Campus response to the drought emergency
VC Lalanne sent a message to campus today about our response to the drought emergency.  For more information visit our Drought Response website by clicking here.

May 8, 2015
New Process for Initiating a Project or Studying a Proposal
We continue to refine the intake and review process for capital projects approval and are pleased to share some recent changes. Please click here to learn about the new Project Initiation Form and process.

This site is under construction as our Division undergoes changes. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact Christine Shaff at (510) 643-4793 or cshaff@berkeley.edu

Vice Chancellor Real Estate
Bob Lalanne