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At HEFF '16, we asked a number of facilities leaders what keeps them up at night. We got a lot of expected answers about looming deadlines, aging infrastructure and energy costs...but one stood out…

Juan Ontiveros, Associate VP of Utilities, Energy & Facilities Management at UT Austin, is responsible for conditioning the research facilities that house transgenic mice--and a slight mishap could spell death for these ultra-sensitive animals. The loss of just one mouse can cost thousands of dollars, according to NPR, while “some cannot be replaced at any cost.”

With $500 million worth of research located on the UT Austin campus, we don’t blame Ontiveros for counting rodents instead of sheep! Watch his comments below:

Hannah Chenoweth

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Hannah Chenoweth is a writer for influence group. Passionate about collaborating with thought leaders in real estate, design, construction & facilities management.

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