Facilities and Operations has primary responsibility for the stewardship of the university's physical properties, including 37 million square feet of building space. We are responsible for sophisticated and complex academic, research and clinical facilities, as well as associated environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance. F&O is a positive organization dedicated to the principles of being respectful, collaborative, solutions-based, and proactive.

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Project Highlight

Climate Action

As the University of Michigan works toward carbon neutrality, operational sustainability initiatives are ramping up, including energy conservation projects, finalizing a renewable-power purchase agreement, and planning for widespread geo-exchange heating and cooling systems.

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Success Stories

Skilled trades apprentices eager to learn

Three of the newest F&O apprentices represent the varied ways that strong employees make their way into the skilled trades. The U-M Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Program gives staff an opportunity to become skilled tradespeople, while also bringing new people into a field where many workers are reaching retirement age.

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