Facilities Services

Updated/Reviewed: 02/09/02

Policy Statement 6: Heating, Cooling, and Other Energy Systems

Manual Switching of Heating and Cooling Systems, Main Campus

Some central heating and cooling systems on the Main Campus require manual switching of the system for heating to cooling and from cooling to heating. These changes are initiated as weather dictates, usually in April and October. Because of the design of the systems, conversion requires approximately 24 hours to complete; therefore, once it is made, it cannot be easily changed again. Unfortunately, during transitional weather periods, this may result in less than desirable environmental conditions.

Health Sciences Campus

The Health Sciences Campus heating and cooling system is a combination of central control and local thermostats. Adjustments in temperature shall be requested via the Work Order Request System.

Energy Management

Energy management activities may occasionally result in minor interruptions or fluctuations of temperature or air flow in certain areas. These interuptions or fluctuations normally last two hours or less and occur early in the morning (6:00 am-8:00 am) or late in the afternoon (3:00 pm-6:00 pm). Evening and weekend thermostat setbacks for periods when buildings are unoccupied may cause temperatures to vary from normal temperatures by as much as 15°F.

Domestic Hot Water

Domestic hot water for rest rooms is provided only to areas with child care, dining, and shower requirements.