Plant Services

  • Vanderbilt University

    Energy conservation urged as temperatures plummet

    Plant Operations is asking the Vanderbilt community to take small steps for the rest of the week to help reduce pressure on the campus’ energy infrastructure during the current bout of extremely cold weather. Read More

    Jan. 7, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    10 tips for saving energy at Vanderbilt this summer

    As temperatures climb into the 90s and higher this summer, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center. Read More

    Jun. 30, 2014

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    Labs encouraged to power down over holidays

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Plant Services and Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) are hosting “Go Green for the Holidays,” an energy conservation contest open to research labs during the final two weeks of December. Read More

    Dec. 12, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Medical Center North, VUSN experiencing outages

    An overnight break in a domestic water line in Medical Center North has caused flooding in confined areas of the building as well as phone and electrical outages affecting certain areas of Medical Center North and the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Read More

    Jun. 27, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    As the weather gets hot, practice these tips to conserve energy

    As one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center. Read More

    Jun. 13, 2013

  • A 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is among the vehicles currently up for auction. (Image provided by Plant Services)

    Auction features 2010 Jetta now through Jan. 3

    This 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is for sale through a sealed bid auction. There are no other vehicles being offered in this auction. (Image provided by Plant Services) Vanderbilt Plant Services’ storage and surplus warehouse is holding an online sealed-bid auction of a used, as-is vehicle—a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. The… Read More

    Dec. 17, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt achieves highest sustainability rating from ‘The Princeton Review’

    Vanderbilt University has been named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll by "The Princeton Review." Vanderbilt was one of only 21 universities nationwide to receive the publication's highest possible green rating. Read More

    Aug. 28, 2012

  • A 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is among the vehicles currently up for auction. (Image provided by Plant Services)

    Bid on 2010 Jetta, other vehicles in Plant Services’ auction

    A 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is among the vehicles currently up for auction. (Image provided by Plant Services) Vanderbilt Plant Services’ storage and surplus warehouse is holding an online sealed-bid auction of used, as-is vehicles now through July 30, 2012. This community auction is open to Vanderbilt staff, faculty and… Read More

    Jul. 17, 2012

  • A 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is among the vehicles currently up for auction. (Image provided by Plant Services)

    Surplus vehicle auction runs through July 30

    Pictured is one of the vehicles currently up for auction, a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. (Image provided by Plant Services) Vanderbilt Plant Services’ storage and surplus warehouse is holding an online sealed-bid auction of used, as-is vehicles now through July 30, 2012. This community auction is open to… Read More

    Jul. 10, 2012

  • Anthony Hayes of VUMC Plant Services' electrical shop installs LED energy efficient light bulbs at Eskind Biomedical Library. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

    Vanderbilt’s energy conservation efforts pay off during heat wave

    Anthony Hayes of VUMC Plant Services' electrical shop installs LED energy efficient light bulbs at Eskind Biomedical Library. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) When Nashville temperatures soared to an all-time high last Friday, the Vanderbilt campus kept its cool, thanks in part to low humidity as well as the long-term energy conservation… Read More

    Jul. 5, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Heat advisory means time to conserve energy

    There are many things you can do to save energy during the summer heat. Read More

    Jul. 12, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC taking steps, both big and small, to cut energy use

    Anthony Hayes, left, and Charlie Evans install new energy-efficient light bulbs in Eskind Biomedical Library. (Vanderbilt University/Anne Rayner) by Leslie Hill in the VUMC Reporter Vanderbilt University Medical Center spends about $38 million per year on energy. That breaks down to $26 million on electricity,… Read More

    Mar. 25, 2011