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IPF expertise lights the way for student group

A $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund, awarded to the MSU Sustainable Spartans student group, is providing solar-powered lighting at 11 bus stops across campus, and helping improve safety for both bus drivers and student passengers. 

IPF helps advance student engineering projects

Infrastructure Planning and Facilities partnered with various student teams to assist in completing their capstone projects for Michigan State University's College of Engineering Design Day.

Update on Severe Weather: January 12, 2020

Facilities Focus - January 2020 - Volume 9

Volume nine of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter

Get to know IPF: Patti Ray

IPF Building Services – a 317-employee behemoth that includes three shifts, five unions, four business areas, nine sub-business areas, 15 shops, 27 supervisors and 54 crews. With constant promotions, retirements and new hires to sort out, keeping this team running like a well-oiled machine is no small task; but Patti Ray and her fellow Building Services Business Office (BSBO) administrative staff pull it off every day, smiles included. 

Leading the way to a sustainable future

Ann Erhardt, IPF chief sustainability officer, was recently elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) organization. 

IPF partnership with Consumers Energy powers big savings for MSU

In early 2020, IPF will complete a project to install close to 50,000 new LED tubes in existing fluorescent-light fixtures in nine buildings across campus. These new lights have the potential to save MSU millions in energy and maintenance costs over the course of their 11+ year lifespan.

Get to know your IPF crews: Key Shop/Security/Electronics

A world away in remote Afghanistan, Eric Strouse, 18-year veteran of the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, and supervisor of IPF’s Access Control and Security Systems department, focuses on the mission at hand – helping ensure the safety of the lives of the pilots he works closely with by maintaining their fighter jets’ weapon systems. With him, is a little piece of IPF – a photo of his crew members at home.

IPF partners with the MSU Museum to bring the world to campus

The MSU Museum recently partnered with IPF and other campus units to create the new Science on a Sphere exhibit, a room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere, giving the effect of a giant animated globe.

Keeping the Spartan spirit flowing

Spartan Stadium; football, fans, food and fun, all under Michigan autumn skies. Concessions and amenities running smoothly, regardless of the weather. But what happens when temperatures fall, and winter’s chill sweeps through the concourses, determined to freeze pipes, immobilize fixtures and put the fun on ice?