Not only does van der Have have to make sure the day-to-day operations run without a hitch, he's also responsible for a major renovation that's taking place across nearly 5.5 million sq ft of building space across campus. The five-phase renovation began in 1997 and is expected to be finished later this year.
The result will be a new central chilled water plant on the Health Sciences Campus, as well as a satellite high-temperature water plant to serve the same area. Instead of waiting for funding to come, van der Have decided to use energy retrofits to pay for the renovation. The key to his success? Getting all the key people on board early and keeping lines of communication open.