Public Works: Facilities Services (4730B)

Program Outcome Statement

Maintain County facilities in an efficient, professional and sustainable manner

Program Services

  • Facilities Maintenance and Operations
  • Strategic Energy Management
  • Facilities Project Management
  • Manage Quality of Work Environment (FCIS)
  • Building Services


Facilities Services maintains over 3.2 million square feet of office and special purpose facilities including detention facilities, hospitals, and shelters. The Program provides maintenance, repair, custodial, and project management services for County facilities at locations dispersed throughout the County. On average, the Program resolves 15,000 service requests annually and performs scheduled preventive maintenance on critical building assets and systems. The Program plans and executes the County's Capital Improvement Program and monitors trends in the Facilities Condition Index (FCI) to ensure major maintenance and component renewal requirements are properly identified, prioritized, and funded. In addition, the Program executes the County's Strategic Energy Master Plan to ensure the County achieves its energy and greenhouse gas emissions goals, monitors energy consumption, and coordinates with the operations staff to integrate energy efficiency in the preventive maintenance program.

Facilities Condition Measure Remains Steady

Percent of Energy Efficient Facilities Measure is Steady

Energy Usage Per Square Foot Measure Improving

FY 2017-18 Mid-Year Story Behind Performance

Facilities Condition Measure

The Program is not projected to meet its targets for percentage of square feet with a favorable Facility Condition Index (FCI).  Due to prioritization of projects based on available funding and multiple construction project manager vacancies, the Program deferred over $9 million in projects and reallocated funds in FY 2017-18 to higher priority projects. The Program will review and reprioritize the deferred projects and incorporate them into the FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 budgets.  The Program will continue to focus on completing a series of system infrastructure improvement projects at the Health and Hospital facilities, which should result in gradual improvements in FCI.

Percent of Energy Efficient Facilities

The Program is not expected to meet its target for facilities achieving Energy Star certifications on eligible buildings.  Over this last fiscal year, the department has installed energy-efficient lighting, built efficient system controls, and installed new HVAC systems in several buildings. Over the next fiscal year, the facilities operations teams will focus on monitoring building HVAC controls to reduce energy usage, which should position the Program to obtain additional Energy Star certifications.

Energy Usage per Square Foot
In FY 2017-18, the Program is projected to meet its target for energy usage per square foot for the following facilities categories: Detention, Health and Hospital, and Offices. However, the energy usage is projected to fall short of the target in the “Other” facilities category. The Crime Lab experienced a solar inverter failure causing the increased use of electricity in the “Other” facilities category.  The inverter is scheduled for repair in January 2018. The Program will continue to focus on energy upgrade projects and efforts in reducing the energy use by improving facilities’ mechanical and electrical systems.

Future Priorities

  • Design improvements to the Youth Services Center co-generation plant
  • Replace air handling units in the Hall of Justice
  • Improve lighting fixture in County-owned facilities
  • Complete the Serenity House Respite Center
  • Complete the move towards utilizing 100% Peninsula Clean Energy at all eligible facilities
  • SMMC upgrade fire alarm system
  • SMMC remodel of 3A and 3B restrooms
  • Recommission HVAC controls in the Crime Lab

Author: Doug Koenig, Deputy Director     Contact Email:     Date Updated: 01-23-2018