University of Texas 
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Value Stream 5 Sustainability

Advancing production with an efficient, effective and green workload

How a cleaning system utilizes production methods to make it more efficient and compressed
Thursday, Oct. 27 Location Code
10:45am-11:45am Dallas Ballroom C, 1st floor ThP/47

Hear how the University of Texas custodial services reviewed its strong team cleaning processes and updated its production levels, equipment and performance to provide an efficient, productive and award-winning program.


Learn about UT’s custodial services cleaning for health workload model, focusing on production areas for renovations, a need of customer support, stakeholders retraining and continuous Improvement. Discover the standard operating procedures created in its reduction in environmental and economic impact. Hear how custodial services focused importance on the training program which utilizes this retooled workload. This spending time to make time will show the importance of trainers working directly with individual teams and how this improves the production levels. Learn about techniques that the UT custodial services uses to improve quality and performance in production, its reduction in cleaning materials and how to measure time needed for services to be completed. See how it utilizes the stakeholder’s communication to make each area run efficiently and effectively.


The University of Texas custodial services department through research, creative activity and the development of new knowledge provides cleaning services for over 7 million square feet a day. The green cleaning program, emphasizing safety, is achieved through a comprehensive, high-performance OS1 ManageMen cleaning system. This standardized cleaning process reduces equipment and cleaning agents used daily through strategically designed workloads, ergonomic equipment and environmentally friendly materials.

Presenter: Andrew Espeseth

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Andrew Espeseth started working for the university as a building services supervisor for custodial services. In 2013, he was promoted to workload coordinator. He currently serves as vice president of the workloader benchmarking group which develops efficient and effective cleaning production methods. Prior to UT, Espeseth accumulated over 15 years of training, system analysis and management experience in industries including hospitality, government and telecommunications.