Facilities and Maintenance
Ensuring the campus is operational, clean, safe, and working at peak efficiencies to aid and improve the learning experience for students, faculty and staff
Facilities and Tech Requests
|In order to better support the community, we have created the following sub categories of services: |
- Requesting Space at LWHS for various events or meetings
- Facilities and Tech Requests for initiating facility or technology service related issues (computer, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, repairs, etc.)
- Emergency Plans for all emergency related information
- Directions showing the way to our campus
Recycling and Sustainability
|We are committed to recycling paper, plastic, cans, bottles, and cardboard, as well as light bulbs and batteries. Compost bins are in the kitchen, cafeteria, and faculty lounge. Food service centers around seasonal, healthy food that is organic when possible. Plastic utensils are no longer being used. Bottled water consumption has been reduced. School events are using recycled or biodegradable materials.|
Light fixtures have been changed to more energy efficient T-8 digital ballasts and incandescent bulbs are being replaced with fluorescent ones. Maintenance closets, elevators, equipment rooms, deep sink rooms, and bathrooms have been switched over to "occupancy detectors" so lights will not be left on. Bathrooms have motion-activated lights.
School communications are going electronic and printed publications are on recycled and FSC-certified paper, using soy-based inks. Student updates, advising announcements and attendance are all electronic. Faculty are reducing paper handouts by using email and PDF files. A number of departments are using two-sided printers and double-sided copiers. The library resuses paper as scratch paper.
|Architecture classes teach green building design and practices, and the shops are incorporating eco-design and recycling/reuse principles in the curriculum. Additionally, the shops recycle scraps and use eco-friendly materials. Obsolete hardware is sent to recycling centers and old tools in the shops are donated to other organizations.|
The facilities and maintenance department uses green janitorial products (which has the added advantage of being beneficial for allergy sufferers) and reusable cloth towels that are washed on the premises.
We provide green seal certified paper products (100% recycled, de-inked without solvents/chlorine or other chemicals, no bleach, pigments, dyes, fragrance or softeners) for toilet paper and paper towels in our bathrooms. The towel dispensers are hands-free (no levers or batteries). Foam soap is pre-measured for washing hands and Purell dispensers are outside all the bathrooms. All restrooms are shorter flushing and water friendly. Shower heads and sink faucet heads are aerated to cut back on water flow. The shops, Howth Street buildings, and science building bathrooms use instantaneous water heaters to save energy.
Your input is greatly appreciated and welcome.
|If you have any comments that would allow us to improve our services, we encourage your input. Please contact Dan Depweg at your convenience by email, phone 415.323.4021 ext. 243, or stop by the facilities office anytime during the week between 8am and 4pm.|
We in the facilities department are proud of our campus and are always looking for new ways to ensure that the buildings, operating systems, grounds, and overall environment contribute to a comfortable and safe learning space.
Facilities and Maintenance Team
|The solar panels generate enough electricity to run 85 computers, which are are set to go to sleep after a short period of time. See a graph of the energy output tracking the solar panels daily.|