A facelift for an MSU icon

In the middle of December, when much of campus was winding down after a long semester, IPF and its contractors began renovations to one of MSU’s sweetest attractions – the Dairy Store.

Carrying a Father's Legacy

“It reminds me who I am, and where I come from,” Wilson explained. “I lost him in 2012, and it helps me feel like he’s with me.”

Get to know your IPF crews: T.B. Simon Power Plant Operations

“The IPF Power and Water crews are invisible heroes who routinely sacrifice personal and family time to keep the campus supplied with heat, electricity and water 24/7/365.” – Sherri Jett, director of Utilities.  

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.