Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
August 2009
UH Green Commuter Fair Planned for Fall 2009

Employee Spotlight
Focus on Sameer Kapileshwari


August Events Calendar

Administration and Finance
A&F on Twitter

University Committee Participation to Help Promote Transparency  

Dining Services

The Pulse - Coach Sumlin talks football

August 2009 Clean-Up

Key Dates for August 2009 Related to Year-End Processing

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Green Hero- Mary E. Thompson

Time and Labor Updates

ePar Tips

Plant Operations
New Executive Director - R. Spencer Moore

Plant Operations Unveils Facts-At-A-Glance Booklet

Two UH Projects Win Outstanding Design Awards

Policies and Procedures
August Approved Policies

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Sameer Kapileshwari is the new director of Utility Services in Plant Operations. Hes been employed with the University of Houston since April 2002. Recently, his careful examination of UHs gas consumption bills resulted in the discovery of several billing errors made by the company. His efforts helped UH save a staggering $1.3 million dollars.

What are your day-to-to duties?
I oversee all activities of mechanical, electrical, building energy-management controls, fire alarm and Central Utility Plant. Other duties include construction and design reviews, energy conservation, retro-commissioning, utility procurement, bill payment and utility billing for auxiliary buildings.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy being surrounded by the vibrant University environment. I also enjoy being able to incorporate green and sustainable features in designs and operations while finding ways to save money.

What is one of the biggest challenges?
It can be challenging sometimes to determine ways to save energy while working with and maintaining older equipment and systems.

What is something you wish people knew about Utility Services?
I wish more people acknowledged and appreciated the hard work of our dedicated, enthusiastic, motivated staff, their 24/7 presence and their genuine desire to solve the space comfort and safety concerns.

Name several things you enjoy doing in your spare time.
Besides spending time with my family (especially our 2 young children), in my spare time I enjoy running and training for marathons and ultra-marathons, ballroom dancing, and travelling.