Energy Conservation - General

Instruction room doors shall remain closed when HVAC is operating. Ensure doors between conditioned space and non-conditioned space remain closed at all times (i.e. between hallways and gym or pool area).

Proper and thorough utilization of data loggers will be initiated and maintained to monitor relative humidity, temperature and light levels throughout campus buildings to ensure compliance with guidelines.

All exhaust fans should be turned off daily.

All office machines (copy machines, laminating equipment, etc.) shall be switched off each night and during unoccupied times. Fax machines and networked printers may remain on.

All computers should be turned off each night. This includes the monitor, local printer and speakers. Network (i.e. LAN) equipment is excluded.

All capable PCs should be programmed for the “energy saver” mode using the power management feature. If network constraints restrict this for the PC, ensure the monitor “sleeps” after 10 minutes of inactivity.

Cooling and Heating Set Points
Cooling Season Occupied Set Points1 74° F - 78° F
Unoccupied Set Point 85° F
Heating Season Occupied Set Points 68° F - 72° F
Unoccupied Set Point 55° F

1 Set points are in accordance with ASHRAE 55 “Thermal Conditions for Human Occupancy”