We support the University of Washington community with custodial, recycling and solid waste services and programs that promote a healthy, environmentally sustainable campus.
A leader in redefining cleaning and waste diversion, we will be recognized for the passion of our people and the advancement of our services to ensure that every space of every building elevates the health of our campus community and the sustainability of our environment.
See how the Building Services Strategy Map ties our department mission to the overall vision of the Facilities Services organization.
Learn more about the Building Services structure by viewing the department Org Chart.
UW Building Services strives to be a world-class leader by continuously improving and refining processes. Some current initiatives include:
- Lean Process
Building Services is implementing Lean to gain efficiencies and eliminate redundencies in processes.
- Balanced Scorecard
The balanced scorecard is a framework that allows us to connect our mission and vision in a strategic approach that balances customer needs, financial resources, business processes, and developing staff.
- 5S Process
The Custodial Services 5S initiative ensures that custodial closets are consistently clean and organized, making the best use of space. See our project newsletters for more information.
Issue 1 (project launch)
Issue 2 (Maintaining Spaces)
Issue 3 (A Mission of Clean)
Issue 4 (Project Wrap-up)