New York – Cornell Tech is the technology-focused campus of Cornell University located in New York City. It is the first campus ever built for the digital age, bringing together academia and industry to create pioneering leaders and informational new research, products, companies and social ventures. Cornell Tech is a research and graduate-level education institution, offering programs at the masters, doctoral and postdoctoral levels with extensive industry engagement. The first phase of the Roosevelt Island campus opened in September and features some of the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient buildings in the world.
Facility management in an academic environment is a complex and multi-faceted function. UG2’s formalized processes supported by their strong management systems, experience and intense dedication to consistency set them apart from the competition. UG2’s robust portfolio of integrated facility management services will help Cornell Tech stay ahead of the shifting demands and technology advancements.
“UG2 is holistically aligned with Cornell Tech in this journey of creating the next generation of excellence in Integrated Facility Management and Solutions and supporting LEED, Net Zero and Passive House principles to optimize sustainability and minimize carbon footprint. We believe that technology is the battlefield of competitive advantage in the 21st century and there is no better showcase or example than our partnership at Cornell Tech” said UG2’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Louis J. Lanzillo. “We are also proud of our partnerships with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 94 for the engineering staff and SEIU 32BJ for the janitorial staff at the campus.”
“Looking to the future, UG2’s role is to support Cornell Tech’s Facilities Operations long-term strategic plan by continually re-engineering ourselves to operate at the right cost while providing seamless service solutions and anticipating evolving needs in quality of life. The scope of services UG2 will provide took effect in July 2017, services provided under the contract include: Plant Operations and Maintenance Management Services Program, Grounds and Landscaping Management Services Program, Custodial and Housekeeping Management Services Program, Campus LEED Management Services Program and Support Services Program,” noted Floyd Young, Senior Director of Facilities Operations for Cornell Tech.