News Category: utilities

UEM team applies stewardship to replacing 40-year-old chiller at PRC

Sept. 13, 2021

A project to install a surplus chiller at the Pickle Research Campus (PRC) involved multiple teams from Utilities and Energy Management (UEM).

UEM earns platinum-level PEER renewal certification

2020 PEER Platinum icon
July 10, 2020

Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) has again earned Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification by Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI), this time at the platinum level. Over the past 15 years, UEM has emerged as a university utilities leader, winning numerous awards and becoming the world’s first PEER-certified campus in 2014.

Shedding light on the services of Electrical Distribution

Campus light fixtures to be maintained by the UEM ED team
Feb. 21, 2020

Twice a week, in the early morning hours while most of us are still sound asleep, the Electrical Distribution (ED) unit of Utilities and Energy Management performs a routine check of more than two thousand outdoor lights across the UT Austin campus. Beginning at 4:30 a.m., the two-person crew covers ground from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Dean Keeton Street, and from Guadalupe Street to IH-35.

UEM’s innovative strategies earn honorable mention for UT

Roberto Del Real, AD, Energy Management and Optimization; Juan Ontiveros, AVP, Utilities, Energy and Facilities Management; and Nick Schroeder, plant energy manager with award
Aug. 16, 2019

Reducing energy consumption on a campus that has doubled in size over the last 40 years, and continues to grow at an aggressive pace, is a challenge that UT’s Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) tackles on a daily basis.