Facilities - About Us

Durham Campus

Facilities provides comprehensive services to the UNH campus
through our units: Asset Management, Business Services
Center, Campus Planning, Energy and Utilities, Facilities
Technology Information Group, Facilities Services and Facilities
Project Management. Below is a written summary of each
section, and also an organizational chart of the Facilities Division.

Asset Management

Asset Management provides continous evaluation and strategic prioritization of reinvestment efforts into critical facility operating systems and infrastructure, in an effort to maintain and support the overall mission of the University of New Hampshire. A balanced tier targeted reinvestment approach focused on mission critical systems to facilitate the uninterrupted education and housing of students on campus. Asset Management also provides real estate, land,
and lease management for all real property owned by the University.

Campus Planning

Campus Planning is responsible for campus master planing, capital, facilites and space planning, transportation planning, campus GIS, dig safe, and design oversight of all University construction. The challenge of our task is to deliver the vision of the University leaders, respond to the needs of individual campus users, while preserving and
enhancing the character and integrity of the campus. 

Campus Planning maintains an extensive amount of data regarding real property, utilities, space, transportation systems, as well as priorities for renovations and improvements for annual and capital budgeting. This information
is updated at least annually to reflect the changing conditions and needs of the campus, and is available to campus constituents through various reports, maps, and floor plans. This data helps guide the University’s decisions for

Facilities Project Management

The Facilities Project Management (FPM) team provides professional services for design, administration and construction for all University renovation, repair, and new construction projects across the campus.
FPM ensures the success of projects from the scoping and programming stages all the way through design, construction, commissioning, closeout and move-in. Each project follows a carefully designed planning and execution process focused on a successful outcome that meets project goals, and ensures compliance with state and federal laws, and University Construction Standards and policies.

Energy & Utilities

Energy and Utilities are responsible for all utility systems connecting campus facilities. UNH has a utility infrastructure system that includes chilled water, electric, steam and hot water, as well as various civil utilities, such as domestic water, sanitary sewer, and stormwater totaling 63 miles of underground utilities. We produce both heat and power from a central plant where 85% of total campus energy is generated on-site. The central plant’s primary fuel is the largest landfill gas to energy plant (named EcoLine) located at a University in the country where it supplants natural gas to power the facility. In addition to energy supply, the Energy and Utilities department is responsible for the management of campus energy including a revolving energy efficiency fund that invests 100% of quantified energy savings into new efficiency initiatives. With the oldest active drinking water plant in the state, UNH is currently constructing a new $20M plant that will provide water to both UNH and Durham residents.

Facilities Services

Facilities Services provides services to the UNH campus for grounds and events, housekeeping, the lockshop, zone maintenance, and the control center. Facility Services is committed to provide high quality, cost effective, responsive, valued, integrated facility services to the students, faculty and staff in support of the mission of the University.

Facilities Business Service Center

The Facilities Business Service Center (BSC) is responsible for financial oversight of Facilities operations and
ensuring adherence to both UNH and USNH policies and responsible use of their assets. Responsibilities include
development and oversight of an operating budget of approximately $66M and design and construction projects
totaling $50M - $70M annually. The tasks performed include processing all financial transactions for purchases,
payments, payroll, cash receipts and journals and review of costs for budget control and accurate reporting. The
BSC also has oversight of the operations of the Facilities materials warehouse. The Facilities budget is funded
through the RCM model where our operating costs, net of any external revenue, are charged to the campus
through a square footage rate.

Facilities Human Resources    

The Human Resources Business Partner for Facilities supports the staff of the Facilities Division and is responsible for employee relations, orgnizational planning, recruitment, hiring, and retention processes, employee training and development, and policy/legal compliance. As a memeber of the Facilities leadership team, the HR Business Partner supports the strategic mission and vision of the Facilities Division. Some recent initiatives include a long-term project around enhancing worplace culture, called Facilities Forward, and an organizational staffing and development plan for Operations and Maintenance, soon to be rolled out to other departments within Facilities