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The 2019 Annual Morningside Campus Steam Shutdown is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. with service restored at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to all campus buildings except for those on the East Campus steam service.

The buildings on the East Campus steam service include: East Campus, Casa Italiana, Faculty House, International Affairs Building, Jerome Greene Annex, Jerome Greene Hall (Law School), President’s House, Wien Hall, William & June Warren Hall, and William C. Warren Hall.  Service to these buildings will not be restored until approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in order to perform additional investigative work on the steam feeder located under Amsterdam Avenue. 

On May 6, the CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first procurement event of 2019. Presentations were provided by CU Grow program alumni, representatives from within Columbia University Facilities & Operations, and a finance group that specializes in loans that enable small vendors to pursue large contracts. 

Children of Facilities and Operations employees accompanied their parents to work for the second annual Take Your Child to Work Day at the Manhattanville Campus on April 25.

Columbia Residential superintendents are now more knowledgeable about safety standards and preventing workplace hazards due to recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training.  

The Food Pantry at Columbia and Columbia Dining announced they will partner with national organization Swipe Out Hunger, as part of a continued effort to address hunger amongst its student community and the stigma associated with food insecurity.

With a 47 percent reduction in absolute GHG emissions at the Morningside campus, Columbia has exceeded its goal of cutting emissions by 35 percent over 2006 levels by 2020. 

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the April 2019 edition here.

The first ever Campus Sustainability Fair brought members of all Columbia campuses to The Forum – Columbia’s newest LEED Gold certified building – for a day of celebration, networking, and learning about sustainability.

As you walk in and around the Morningside campus, you may notice more protective sidewalk shedding installed around buildings.

The majority of this protective shedding is connected to the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Façade Inspection Safety Program. 

You may see it as a delicious treat -- and believe us, it's delicious -- but to Janie Deegan of Janie Bakes, "This cookie is my future."

Columbia University has been selected as a Clean Air NY Campus Partner, an honor given to institutions of higher education who go above and beyond to encourage and facilitate their communities to carpool, take public transit, bike, or walk to campus.

The CU Grow Leadership Development Program for Vendors kicked off its third year on April 3, when executives of 17 small businesses met their coaches for a nine-month engagement in the program. The goal of the Facilities and Operations initiative is to provide Minority-, Women- and Locally-owned businesses with new resources and strategies, to empower them to grow their business with Columbia University and other large clients.

Third new building at the Manhattanville campus to be awarded LEED Gold

Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus has been awarded the 2019 Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) Award for Excellence in Institutional Development, a statewide competition recognizing projects that demonstrate commitment to planning, design, sustainability, and community impact.