Engineering is responsible for boiler flue emissions, stormwater, and spill prevention (SPCC compliance). For information on the Engineering Program and Regulatory Compliance within the Facilities Management Department, please email my.CU.edu Roen, Phone 303-724-1103.
Regulatory requirements associated with facilities operations are managed through various divisions within Facilities Management. Some of the key regulatory compliance requirements include the following:
From its many activities of operating campus buildings, to roads and landscape, and the gathering of people for education and research; the university practices “green” sustainable operations.
As a campus with a daily population greater than 1,000 persons, the university is permitted to discharge stormwater from campus to nearby Sand Creek. The intent is to minimize run-off pollution and minimize river bed erosion.
The Central Utility Plant produces steam for building heat. The boilers burn natural gas with fuel oil back-up. The emissions are permitted through CDPHE as a synthetic-minor source.
Tanks containing petroleum fuel are often regulated. Spill prevention and containment plans are in place. This helps prevent environmental pollution.
Energy management is an important endeavor at the university and is a significant budgetary issue. Building equipment that efficiently and effectively uses energy better serves the occupant and helps meet the university’s sustainable energy goals.
Many of the goals associated with best-practice Facilities Management include an emphasis on “green” sustainable concerns. That includes the use of chemicals associated with housekeeping.