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Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate News Headlines

Dave Miller
Jan 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM EST

I’m deeply saddened to report that we lost a dear friend and outstanding employee this week....Click here to read more.

Santa Visits Plant Operations
Dec 22, 2014 3:40:00 PM EST

Santa came early this year to JHFRE Plant Operations!  On 12/17/2014, he brought turkeys and holiday cheer to the staff.  A good time was had by all.  There were no shortage of smiles!...Click here to read more.

Have you hugged your Custodian today?
Oct 21, 2014 9:14:00 AM EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus will be celebrating National Housekeeping Week in early November this year....Click here to read more.

Housing Custodial Services Celebrates Summer Conference Completion
Sep 18, 2014 2:47:00 PM EDT

The Housing Custodial team was recently recognized for its support of the 2014 JHU Summer conference. ...Click here to read more.

Recycling Services 2014
Sep 2, 2014 9:34:00 AM EDT

Kermit wasn’t exactly right when he said it isn’t easy being green....Click here to read more.

JHU Staff Get their Green On
Jul 28, 2014 12:32:00 PM EDT

Cheerful sunflowers sway in the breeze, birds chirp in the trees and members of Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE) department are hard at work at the Blue Jay’s Perch Community Garden at Eastern....Click here to read more.

Recycling Services: Excited About Spring!
Apr 17, 2014 12:10:00 PM EDT

There are many signs of spring. The Spring Equinox. The first robin spotted. The first bright yellow daffodil to bloom. Opening Day at Camden Yards. But for Homewood Recycling it is SOHOP also known as the Spring Open House and Overnight Program where admitted students flock to Homewood to experience undergraduate life on campus and decide if they want to go to JHU....Click here to read more.

Trevor Hummel, Recycling Services
Jan 29, 2014 10:51:00 AM EST

If the Homewood Recycling Office had a farm team Trevor Hummel would be its first signed player....Click here to read more.

JHFRE in the Community
Jan 16, 2014 4:53:00 PM EST

In November and December, several JHFRE staff members supported the university-wide Vernon Rice Holiday Turkey Program.  Using the JHFRE department’s box truck, employees picked up and delivered food items to St. Anthony’s church, who provided holiday meals to families in need.  JHFRE employees contributed over $500 towards the program!...Click here to read more.

Student Union/Campus Center Feasibility
Jan 8, 2014 10:53:00 AM EST

JHFRE/Planning, Architecture & Engineering is please to announce that Ann Beha Architects, in collaboration with Gustafson Guthrie Nichol landscape architects have been selected as the design consultants for our Student Union / Campus Center feasibility study....Click here to read more.

Homewood Area Alerts & Outages

Full Operations
Oct 9, 2014 11:50:00 AM EDT

There are no reported outages on campus at this time....Click here to read more.

Power Outage on Campus
Oct 9, 2014 11:33:00 AM EDT
The current power outage on campus is due to loss of service at two feeder stations from BGE, the local electric utility, similar to the outage that occurred Sept. 22. Power is also out at off-campus locations, including Johns Hopkins at Keswick.
BGE is uncertain of the cause.  Johns Hopkins Plant Operations staff members are working to manually switch the campus to other sources of electricity, as they did during the September event.  Power is expected to be restored to all buildings within the hour.
Steam and Hot Water Outage, August 15th-16th
Aug 4, 2014 2:46:00 PM EDT

Facilities Management will be conducting a steam outage for the Homewood campus beginning Friday, Aug. 15. The outage will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately 10-12 hours. ...Click here to read more.

Overnight Electrical Outage scheduled for October 23rd and 24th - Hackerman, Mason, South Garage
Oct 16, 2013 4:22:00 PM EDT

Hackerman Hall, Mason Hall and the South Garage will experience full power outages during the overnight two days next week in order to tie in Malone Hall to the electric grid.  We have worked with building representatives to minimize disruption to the regular building schedules....Click here to read more.

Overnight Steam Outage, August 23rd - 24th
Aug 16, 2013 3:59:00 PM EDT

Facilities Management will be conducting a steam outage for the Homewood campus beginning Friday, Aug. 23....Click here to read more.


Fire Alarm Testing

Fire alarms are tested in every building in March, June, September and December each year.