007-09: Heating and Cooling Policy

Campus Facilities and Grounds
Section 007: Campus Facilities and Grounds Policies and Procedures
Effective: 04/20/2010

 

a.   The heating and cooling policy governs the practice for temperature control for occupied university facilities during normal working hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for most buildings).
Where applicable, the temperatures specified in the building’s design criteria will be used.  

b.   Call the Facilities Services Work Coordination Center at 541-737-2969 if heating or cooling needs adjusting.

c.    Heating Occupied Spaces

  1. A minimum of 68oF is maintained during normal building use hours, unless adjusted to meet unforeseen constraint or demand.
  2. After-hours space temperatures are set between 58-62oF

d.   Cooling Occupied Spaces (where available)

  1. A maximum of 76oF is maintained during normal building use hours, unless adjusted to meet unforeseen constraint or demand.
  2. After-hours cooling is not provided.

e.   Alternate Heating/Cooling Schedules

  1. Requests for alternate heating/cooling schedules should be processed through the Work Coordination Center.

f.    Variance

  1. Requests for alternative heating/cooling limits should be verified against building design specifications and then processed through the Work Coordination Center and approved by the Facilities Services Director.

g.   Prohibited Equipment

  1. Electric space heaters that do not meet current UL standards or which cause electrical circuit overloading. Questions concerning UL standards shall be referred to Environmental Health & Safety personnel.
  2. User-installed self-contained portable air conditioning units.
  3. Any exceptions must be approved in writing by the Facilities Services Director.