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Construction crews hustle to stay on track

Construction workers finish their work on the side walk next to Nordoff Hall Wednesday morning on the firt week of the Spring semester. (Magaly Barajas / The Sundial)

Eric Licas

February 4, 2016

Construction crews are scrambling to complete the re-piping of CSUN’s campus-wide heating system while attempting to maintain the Chancellor’s mandate to limit the project’s impact upon students. “Contractors are working 10-hour days and Saturdays as scheduling permits,” said Andy Good CSUN...

CSUN conserves water during drought season

Shaleeka Powell

April 25, 2013

The San Fernando Valley  has been in a substantial drought period for several years and the Physical Plant Management (PPM) team has continued to search for ways to conserve water and energy on campus at lower costs. According to maven’s notebook webpage, said the dry years of the latest drough...

CSUN sells its used electronics and recycles obsolete devices

Alison Geller

April 21, 2011

Senior Robert Stokes, 25, computer science major, fixes computers as a side business and said he comes across old computers all the time.  While he uses some of the parts, he throws away the rest. Stokes said  there are places that recycle old electronic products, but he doesn’t always use them. “Sometimes...

University takes advantage of rebates to install urinals that conserve resources

Krista Daly

April 20, 2011

Waterless urinals across campus are helping CSUN save millions of gallons of water a year. The water savings is approximately 40,000 gallons per year per urinal, said Lynn Wiegers, executive director of the Physical Plant Management (PPM). “This equates to 10,800,000 gallons of water saved annually,” he said. The university now saves between $50,000 to $75,000 per year in its annual water bill, Wiegers said. “(...

CSUN’s Physical Plant Managment executive director to retire in fall

Morgan Marx

July 6, 2010

This fall, Thomas Brown will step down as executive director for Physical Plant Management after 15 years in the position and about 30 as a member of the CSUN community. “I love this place, it’s been awfully good to me,” Brown said.  “But it’s a good time for me personally and professionally...

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