UVA Facilities Management supports the University’s wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. Here is a by-the-numbers portrait of the department’s accomplishments during the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
Total Facilities Management
There were 1,106 total full-time positions in Facilities Management in the 2021-22 fiscal year.
During the annual Service Awards, 113 employees celebrated 1,850 years of service.
141,209 work orders completed.
Requests for repairs and service — known as work orders — are received from customers, Facilities Management staff in the field and automatically-generated for routine inspections of equipment and created for large construction and renovation projects.
61,731 total assets.
Assets are pieces of equipment that are part of a building system.
Assets by maintenance zone
Capital Construction & Renovations
Project & Construction Management Services
Construction & Renovation Services
Buildings & Grounds
- 19.1 million square feet for all UVA facilities, includes:
- 14.7 million square feet in Academic Division
- 4.4 million square feet in UVA Health Division
- 903,851 assignable square feet of research labs and research lab service.
- 345,594 assignable square feet of classroom space.
- 569 buildings and corresponding infrastructure in the UVA portfolio, with a conservatively estimated replacement value of $5.5 billion.
- 273 vehicles and 85 pieces of equipment in the Facilities Management fleet, including 28 electric and hybrid vehicles
- 309 buildings in the Academic Division (including the Medical School, Nursing School, and Health Sciences Center Library). Of those, 72% are more than 30 years old
- 3,301 acres (1,240 acres of contiguous area near Grounds) owned by the University of Virginia
- 10,000 trees (about) on Grounds, not including groves or woodlands.
- 6.06 miles of utility tunnels
- 226 miles of underground heating (steam/condensate, medium temperature hot water), cooling (chilled water), water/sewer and storm sewer distribution lines.
E&G Facilities Condition Index
The Facility Condition Index (FCI) indicates the condition of UVA's portfolio of buildings by dividing the value of the maintenance backlog by the replacement value. An FCI of 5 percent or less is considered to be in good condition.
- 43.4% decrease of greenhouse gas emissions in calendar year 2021 compared to 2010
- 25.4% reduction of UVA's energy use intensity, defined as total energy use divided by total square footage, between 2010 and 2021
- 38.8% reduction in waste generation since 2010. In calendar year 2021, the University reused/composted/recycled 35.5% of the waste generated, sending 8,417 tons of waste to landfill. As this is an increase from the amount landfilled in 2010, OFS and its partners continue to identify innovative solutions to reducing this material.
- 78 LEED certified projects representing over 4.5 million square feet of building area, and another dozen projects currently pursuing LEED certification.
- 1.2 million pounds of surplus property diverted from the landfill during the fourth year of operation for the UVA ReUSE Store
- 2,479 solar panels on Grounds (890 UVA owned, 1,589 Dominion owned)
- 123,800 solar panels off-Grounds at UVA Hollyfield Solar and UVA Puller Solar facilities
Occupational Programs is a composition of Facilities Management programs that are directly related to employees' career enrichment and personal and professional well-being. The four core programs of this composition are FM Apprenticeship, Occupational Health & Safety, Occupational Training, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, which includes the promotion and recognition of FM tradeswomen, among others.
- 9 apprentices graduated in the class of 2021: 2 Electrical, 3 HVAC, 4 Plumbing
- 7 apprentices accepted positions in the new 2+2 program in 2022
- 220 total program graduates
- 80% are still employed by UVA or worked at UVA until retirement
- 2 graduates with 40+ years of service
- 40 apprentices currently in the program
- In 2022, the program celebrates 40 years of creating workforce opportunities for individuals interested in a career in the skilled trades
Occupational Health and Safety
- 22 safety concerns reported and corrected or assessed
- 6,167 OHS training seats were filled over the course of 145 training sessions offered on 40 different topics
- 77 collaborations between OHS and FM departments to address safety challenges. Requests included the creation of safe work plans; arranging specific safety trainings; recommending equipment or processes to address a hazard; engaging with design teams to incorporate long term safe solutions for roof access; and development of safety documentation.
- More than 60 mission statements were created, evaluated, and synthesized into a single, inclusive mission statement that was presented to FM leadership in spring 2022. The statements were created during the fall of 2021 by a team of 14 FM employees led by Occupational Training, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and a consultant.
- 75 representatives from across Facilities Management came together for the Mobilize the Mission workshop in April 2022 to understand how each team supports FM’s new mission to serve, plan, access, and adapt.
- Supported a Continuous Improvement team project to provide work-issued smartphones to all employees. Starting in September 2021, Occupational Training provided training for all custodial employees who received the new devices to ensure equal access to information and resources.
- Occupational Programs collaborated with 12 outside organizations to serve FM and the community.
- 4 workforce development boards and councils include a member of Occupational Programs representing FM.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- All five Inclusive Excellence teams implemented action plans by the end of 2022: Access + Success; Climate + Intergroup Relations; Education + Scholarship, Infrastructure + Investment and Community + Partnership.
- 23 Facilities Management employees participated in English classes with the UVA VISAS program in the spring of 2022.
- Additional uniform offerings designed specifically for women were added to FM’s apparel collection due to a partnership with FM Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the FM Uniform Committee and a woman-owned company producing utility workpants designed to fit a female body. FM continues to explore adding more styles to fit more bodies.