All maintenance efforts cannot be fully described here, but in general as upgrades occur, higher efficiency equipment and sustainable principles are applied in many cases as part of daily work. To report a maintenance need or request service, please contact the Work Coordination Center at 737-2969.
Until summer 2008, Aramark had been OSU's contracted custodial service. They predominantly used environmentally friendly cleaning solutions. With the new custodial contractor, GCA, some of these practices remain the same, but check this site for more information in the near future. Past efforts include:
|Rather than traditional floor wax, Aramark applied a polymer based finish which, with proper maintenance, does not need seasonal stripping and reapplication. Wax strippers are very caustic and when mixed with old finish, form undesirable waste products. A less toxic product can be used to routinely maintain the floor.|
The Oregon Natural Step Network, working directly with the Paint Shop crew, completed a Natural Step (TNS) back-casting exercise in April 2005 to formulate a strategic plan for the Shop. The plan provides specific long-term planning and identifies and ranks short-term actions. Check the link above for more detail.