UNM - Taos Utilities and Infrastructure
Believing that higher education is the great equalizer that can change people’s lives for the better, UNM-Taos serves a rural, minority population in a widespread area of responsibility,. As a result enrollment has increased by a full 20 percent in the past two years alone, despite the fact that UNM Taos is among the smallest facilities of all the branch campuses.
Its greatest challenge is to keep up with the growing demand for quality academic and professional training and thereby reduce the education gap for the citizens of northern New Mexico. The 2012 GO Bond C allocation for UNM-Taos will go a long way toward expanding the utility, energy, telecommunications and broadband infrastructure as well as lighting, signage, and drainage of the campus that will be essential to meeting the future needs of students.
UNM - Valencia Infrastructure
The UNM-Valencia campus will continue one of its goals of making the campus more energy-efficient with funds from GO Bond C. We will renew, replace and upgrade existing facilities infrastructures at Valencia Campus to provide energy savings, extend the life of the facility and improve the safety of campus roads and parking lots. Improvements will include correcting HVAC deficiencies, upgrading HVAC controls and replacing high water use plumbing fixtures. Improving the heating and air condition (HVAC) equipment and controls will help ensure that students and members of the community are comfortable when visiting the campus.
The campus also plans on constructing a loop rood and an additional parking lot with this bond money. The student population has grown to the point that the campus needs an additional parking lot to help accommodate those who visit the campus.
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