Lifecycle costs associated with maintaining, operating, repairing, and renewing facilities far exceed initial construction costs. Today’s facilities are technologically complex, adding to the importance of proper operation and maintenance to ensure functionality and preserve asset value. Real Estate and Facilities staff assists the Board in maintaining a strategic focus on efficient and effective operation of facilities. Under the Board’s direction, we allocate major repair and renovation (MRR) funding to the institutions to provides for significant non-routine expenditures, such as roof replacements and mechanical and electrical system upgrades. We also actively pursue system-wide opportunities for cost savings, such as energy and water conservation measures.