Apr. 28, 2016—Hawkins Field, home of Vanderbilt’s national championship baseball team, has replaced all existing High-Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures on the field with fewer Light-Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.
Apr. 21, 2016—More than 50 eighth-graders from Springfield Middle School toured the Vanderbilt power plant April 5 as part of the Aspirnaut Program, a partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and rural K-12 schools to help recruit and develop the science, technology, engineering and math workforce of the future.
Mar. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University Plant Operations was host of the fifth annual SEC Chief Facilities Officers Meeting held Feb. 24-26. The meeting convenes chief facilities officers from Southeastern Conference universities to discuss the latest topics in facilities management and share best practices.
Jan. 22, 2016—When Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente emailed students early Friday morning to inform them that classes had been cancelled for the day, many of them no doubt took it as a signal to sleep in or to begin their weekends early. But for a team of dedicated staff and administrators, the work of dealing with the winter weather had just begun.
Nov. 20, 2015—August Johnson, a custodian for Plant Operations’ Building Services, retired Oct. 5 after 64 years of service at Vanderbilt. He was recognized during Plant Ops’ town hall meeting on Nov. 19.
Oct. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 18 percent from its peak in 2008 and by 13 percent overall from calendar years 2005 to 2014, according to the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office’s latest GHG inventory.
Jun. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees, patients and visitors to facilities included in the Adult Clinical Enterprise now have a new one-call number to address non-emergent facilities-related issues or concerns. The new number, which will be answered 24/7, is 615-343-6000 (internally 3-6000).
Jun. 2, 2015—Youth in a neighborhood near Vanderbilt will benefit from a donation of campus bicycles that went unclaimed last academic year.
Apr. 13, 2015—University leaders, students, faculty and staff gathered in the shadow of the university power plant Thursday, April 9 to celebrate Vanderbilt’s conversion from coal to natural gas for its heating, cooling and electricity needs.
Media Advisory: Chancellor Zeppos, senior administrators celebrate the end of coal power, demolition of iconic smokestack April 9
Apr. 7, 2015—On the eve of the demolition of the plant’s iconic smokestack, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will speak at a celebration of the conversion on Thursday, April 9, at 4:10 p.m.