Utilities and Engineering Services
Utilities and Engineering Services (UES) operates the District Energy Plant, electrical distribution systems and water systems to provide steam, chilled water, electricity, natural gas, domestic water, reclaimed water and sewage utilities to the University of Idaho. We provide support and technical assistance to Architectural and Engineering Services (AES) and Facilities Management for capital projects. UES is responsible for projecting campus utility needs, providing technical review of capital projects, maintenance procedures, shutdowns, fault investigation and in-house design and expertise on mechanical systems as required.
The University of Idaho is seeking new and innovative ways to reduce its environmental impact. Energy and resource conservation not only benefits the long-term health of the community, but also drives down operating costs. As power outages become more common, energy markets become more volatile, and utility costs continue to increase, it is clear that the University of Idaho must define and implement clear strategic energy plans. This requires a commitment to wise investments in capital projects, establishing energy standards on campus and enlisting all campus, state and regional players as stakeholders in energy solutions.