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Facilities Management

Custodial Goals

The Facilities Support Services Department of Facilities Management uses GCA Services a contracted professional housekeeping service to provide cleaning services for the Anschutz Medical Campus and Colo/9th Ave. facilities on the university campuses.

Building Services has adopted the use of the APPA (Association of Physical Plant Administrators) cleaning standards that are accepted world wide and have been adopted for the LEED Green Cleaning Standard, which is consistent with the University Sustainability efforts. 

Although the APPA rating scale is 1-5 with 1 being the best, the university has adapted the APPA definitions and has reversed the inspection rating scale, dropped the lowest level, and is using 4 levels with 4 being the best (Orderly Spotlessness).

The Housekeeping Contractor and the Building Services department attempt to maintain additional standards to provide as high standards as possible.  

The Facilities Support Services department has implemented a CES (Central Environmental Services) Building Proctor program. This unit is used to inspect the facilities on a daily basis to ensure the quality and quantity of service is being maintained.

The use of a Contracted Custodial Service and the adoption of the APPA standards help to achieve the Housekeeping goals and objectives.

Objective 2.1    Deliver Superior educational programs on multiple campuses and academic centers.

Measurement 2.1.1 Build and sustain superior education facilities and infrastructure.  Using the APPA standards of cleanliness and our cleaning frequencies help us maintain the facilities in a condition that is conducive to learning, research, and daily work and social interaction.

Objective 7.2   Invest in providing the infrastructure (services and facilities) necessary for a world-class learning and discovery environment for the benefit of our students, faculty, staff, and communities.

Measurement 7.2.2   Implement the CU Denver facilities capital plan to provide cost-effective, adaptable, maintainable, sustainable, and accessible facilities.

Through our housekeeping services we are able to provide campuses that give the customers a feeling of “this is where I want to be.”  The staff takes pride in providing an inviting atmosphere to all who come here. Deliver facilities both interior and exterior that are ready for business by start of everyday.

View chart with the monthly measurements and a breakdown of measurements by buildings.

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