General Meeting Information
Date: October 12,
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader 2:00-2:05 Welcome and Introductions I Mahato 2:05-2:10 Review mission and membership I Mahato 2:10-2:15 Review Best Practices document for DASG I Mahato 2:15-2:20
Review/Approve notes from May 25, 2021 meeting
A Mahato 2:20-2:35
Campus project work updates
- Outdoor Furniture Plans
Measure G Update
Quick News/Information Sharing
A = Action
D = Discussion
I = Information
Notes - October 12, 2021
Welcome and Introductions
Jennifer Mahato, Director, College Operations welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the academic year and everyone introduced themselves.
Review mission and membership
The Campus Facilities mission and membership was reviewed.
The membership of the committee is still being finalized. The committee membership has a few open spots for faculty and classified staff.
Review Best Practices Document for DASG
The Best Practices Document from DASG was reviewed. The spirit of this document comes from the desire for all members of the De Anza College community to engage in mutually meaningful participation in the process of shared governance. Tina Lockwood has agreed to be the DASG mentor for the Campus Facilities committee this year.
Review/approved notes from May 25, 2021 meeting
The notes from May 25, 2021 meeting were reviewed and approved.
FHDA Energy Master Plan
The Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) Committee chair and Executive Director of Facilities and Operations, Joel Cadiz shared a presentation outlining the draft of the FHDA Energy Master Plan. The draft will be taken through shared governance before it goes before the Board of Trustees meeting (first reading scheduled for November 1, 2021 BOT meeting).
The District has prioritized sustainability at the forefront of its mission. With the passage of Measure G, the District has identified the opportunity to implement energy efficiency measures under the guidance of the Energy Master Plan. The District is committed to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The timeline for this goal is from 2020 to 2030. More details about the goals and planning of the Energy Master Plan were shared with the group and information can be found at the ESAC website.
There was a question about power generated during Covid from the campus solar panels. It was shared that the Cogens (equipment that assists in the usage of the power from the panels) were shut down during Covid.
Anyone who has questions or comments about the FHDA Energy Master Plan may contact Joel Cadiz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Campus Project Work Update
Information was presented about the campus bench replacement project. Photographs of the old original benches on the campus and the newly ordered and installed benches were shown. The former benches were original to the college, the wood was deteriorating and they have been expensive to maintain. The new replacement benches will be metal benches, with open slats and have interchangeable parts. The new benches were ordered in June 2021. Due to supply chain issues, the order is anticipated to ship at the end of January 2022. If the order arrives on time, they will be installed during spring break.
There is a District wide project for WIFI expansion to take the technology outside the building and into areas around the campus. ETS is working with District Facilities on the project.
The campus drinking fountains have been turned off due to Covid-19. The current water bottle fillers on campus have been turned on where possible. In addition, there is a District bottle filler project planned with the goal of installing touchless bottle fillers in place of the drinking fountains.
There is a District wide HVAC improvement project in the planning stages. The district is working on the scope of the project and will hire an engineer to address if there are any Covid-19 mitigating measures that can be done.
Measure G Update
There was a question to Joel Cadiz regarding the old Flint Center and when the project would begin. The project will be a large coordination effort (includes the Flint Center removal, the A-Quad buildings and Campus Entry) with the campus community and is still in the very early stages. This project is par to the campus Facilities Master Plan (https://go.boarddocs.com/ca/fhda/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=C2E2C40179F9 )
The District is making progress with hiring the program architect and creating a project calendar.
All the projects identified on the initial Bond Project list (from the January BOT meeting http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/fhda/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BWEV4C7EE765 ) will need to be further developed into a refined scope. The Campus Facilities team will be updated along the way. Part of the process of prioritizing projects is based on the District lead Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) which will identify the needs of each of the buildings.
There will be additional information to share at the next meeting.
Quick News/Information Sharing
Health Services is hosting a blood drive donation next Monday and Tuesday, October 18 and 19, 2021. A Covid-19 and seasonal flu vaccine event will take place next Wednesday, October 20. Health Services is asking everyone to please schedule an appointment. The events are open to all students, faculty and staff at De Anza.
Dining Services is open Monday-Thursday 7am to 5pm and closed on Friday. Some of the items include made to order sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries and soup.
The next Campus Facilities meeting is on Tuesday, January 26, 2022 @ 2:30p.m. via Zoom.
Campus Facilities Committee
Name (Original Name)
Rosafel A. Nogra