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Spring 2018 News
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On behalf of the Advisory Committee on Sustainability, UC San Diego Sustainability proudly announces the 2018 Sustainability Award winners.

  • Alumni: Ben Baker
  • Campus Vendor: Clark Construction and HKS Architects
  • Department: Urban Studies & Planning
  • Faculty: Dr. Greg Daniels
  • Staff: Allyson Long
  • Student: Nikko Bouck
  • Student Group: Roger’s Community Garden

The Sustainability Awards ceremony will be held Thursday, May 17 at The Loft. Doors open at 3 p.m. Ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. A reception with refreshments follows at 4:30 p.m. Please RSVP by May 7 if you plan to attend.

Healthy Campus NetworkHealthy Campus Network
UC San Diego Resource Management & Planning is excited to participate in the Healthy Campus Network, launched in 2017 by UC President Napolitano together with UC’s 10 chancellors. UC San Diego’s HCN is a multidisciplinary and cross-sector initiative aimed at developing a culture and infrastructure of health that is deeply integrated into every aspect of university life.

One of RMP's initiatives to support healthy, active lifestyles and reduce harmful vehicle emissions is the Spin stationless bikeshare program launched last December. As of late March, the campus has logged approximately 40,000 rides with nearly 5,000 members traveling nearly 8,000 miles, In early April, Spin added 100 more bikes for a total of 400 in the campus network.

RMP is continually examining how our units can support a healthy campus environment and contribute to the wellbeing of the campus community. Learn more about these initiatives:

Visionful team

Three Tritons Take on the Campus Parking Predictability Problem
Most UC San Diego students, employees and visitors have experienced the frustration of trying to find a parking space in congested campus areas. Transportation Services’ latest campus parking space tally was 17,980 — excluding campus housing allocated spaces. Currently, only 1,245 of them in Athena Parking Structure are connected to a parking guidance system that monitors availability on a sign near the entrance. Imagine if you could access live parking availability for all campus parking lots from an app before you arrive. Recent UC San Diego Ph.D. graduate and researcher Payam Vaezi not only imagined it, he’s also working on making it happen. more

Facilities Management’s Energy & Utilities team worked with Business & Financial Services and Information Technology Services to implement EnergyCAP, a new utility billing and energy management tool used for receiving and paying vendor utility bills (like SDG&E), recharging campus customers and tracking building energy/utility performance. EnergyCAP contains data for all UC San Diego buildings and more than 3,000 utility meters. With building-level meter data, Facilities Management can better track and report metrics, such as cost, consumption, Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, critical metrics to supporting campus energy and sustainability goals.

EnergyCAP has also significantly improved the campus utility billing processes. More than 1,000 purchased utility bills are now electronic, saving considerable processing time and paper. EnergyCAP is also integrated with MAXIMO and the Oracle accounting system, which lets customers view monthly billing information for individual meters and request detailed billing reports.

The next phase of EnergyCAP implementation will automate meter data collection, bill payment and customer bill creation. Upon completion, “Smart meter” interval data will automatically upload to EnergyCAP daily to streamline monthly cost and consumption values for recharge, analysis and reporting purposes. A sample dashboard appears below.

EnergyCap dashboard view

Facilities Information Management Project
Facilities Information Management is a project within the Enterprise Systems Renewal program that will implement a system to improve visibility, control and automation of UC San Diego’s facilities data. The new system will enhance existing capabilities to ensure the most effective space utilization, analysis and planning. The project consists of two parallel development tracks, one for Real Estate and the other for space management. Look for FIM project details in the next edition of Focus: RMP.

refreshed campus sign

Campus Signage Refresh
Campus Planning is wrapping up an extensive campus signage evaluation, which included updating Campus Signage Standards. The study determined that the existing sign program is effective and the original design, structure, materials and sizes will remain unchanged.

All signs will be retrofitted for a new UC San Diego brand panel, dimensional lettering at campus entrances and redesigned directional panels with a sans serif font and new arrows to comply with ADA guidelines and to improve visibility (updated sign pictured left). A new “You Are Here” digitally printed, easily replaceable campus map system was also developed and will appear at various locations to improve wayfinding as our campus evolves.

First To KnowEngage with
Transportation Services

During the first two weeks of Spring Quarter, Transportation Services is sharing parking occupancy data online so the campus community can find parking faster. It also launched First to Know – an opt-in email service that will alert subscribers about changes in parking areas, shuttle routes and other transportation programs that they use most. The first Virtual Town Hall proposal invites the campus community to provide feedback on establishing preferred parking zones for Spin bikes. 

UC San Diego Capital Program Update
Capital Program Management and Design & Development Services hosted an outreach event for more than 400 members of the local design and construction community. Attendees heard Chancellor Khosla describe his vision for the academic, cultural and physical transformation of UC San Diego. AVCs Joel Kind, Design & Development Services, and Eric Smith, Capital Program Management, educated the design and construction community about recent organizational and leadership changes, modifications to our outline procurement processes as well as sharing the campus’ expectations about how businesses can contribute to the university’s success and position themselves to best compete for campus work. view presentation

Triton Mobility team Women's History Month

Ensuring Campus Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities
Cynthia Wade Morgan received a Vice Chancellor 2018 Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action and Diversity Award for her continued dedication to serving UC San Diego students, staff, faculty and visiting dignitaries with disabilities. Since she established Triton Mobility Services in 2006, Cynthia and her outstanding student team have provided safe campus transportation for individuals with temporary and long-term mobility limitations.

Celebrating Women
in RMP

In honor of Women’s History Month, Resource Management & Planning is proud to highlight some of the many women who make significant contributions every day to keep our campus running safely and efficiently. more

Spirit Week Decorating Contest

Young Tritons Demonstrate
Their Winning Spirit

With a theme of “Planting Seeds Today for Tomorrow”, the Early Childhood Education Center won the 2018 Associated Students’ Triton Spirit Week Office Decoration Contest with a $250 first prize. Each day, ECEC teachers plan their curricula and activities knowing that they are planting the seeds of skills and attributes that will allow their students to blossom in the future. Staff helped our young Tritons recreate the six colleges and linked each to developmental program classrooms. To show their Triton spirit, they also incorporated many iconic campus landmarks, like Geisel Library, the Triton, Sun God, Snake Path and Bear.

Earth Month try transit

UC San Diego's
Earth Month 2018

Join UC San Diego's Earth Month celebration. John Muir, Charles David Keeling and Dolores Huerta — these sustainability changemakers turned their passion for environmental and social issues into action to make a difference, and you can too. Celebrate their passion, and spark your own, by attending events like TED-style sustainability talks, green-minded vendor fairs and more.

Faculty & Staff:
Try Transit for Free!

Commute Solutions is collaborating with iCommute to give employees an opportunity to try transit (e.g., bus, trolley or Coaster) free for one month. Availability is limited. If you are committed to giving transit a try, enroll online by Friday April 13, 2018. Learn more

Transportation Services
Town Hall Meetings

Attend a town hall meeting to learn about where the campus transportation program is headed.

Faculty and Staff  Meetings

Monday, 4/16 – Price Center East, Forum, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 4/17 – Hillcrest Inpatient Tower Auditorium, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, 4/19 – Social Sciences Building 107, 1–3 p.m.

Friday, 4/20 – ACTRI Auditorium, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Student Meetings

Monday, 4/23 – Price Center West, Thurgood Marshall Room, noon – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, 4/25 – Price Center West, Red Sh0e Room, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Friday, 4/27 – Price Center West, Red Shoe Room, 10 a.m. – noon

GoByBike 2018

Register Now for
Bike to Work Day on May 17
Join thousands of San Diegans who will Bike to Work on Thursday, May 17. Register by April 15 to be automatically entered to win a $500 gift card from Revolution Bike Shop.

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  • Sustainability STARS Report
    • New Floorplan Feature Now, you can navigate from building to building and floor to floor in the Geisel Library and the Price Center by zooming on these buildings and selecting the floor number to see a detailed floorplan. RMP is working with departments to add more floorplans.
    • RMP is collaborating with ITS to migrate all map links within campus CMS websites to to provide a single map that meets all stakeholders’ needs.

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