Residence Hall Heating and Cooling Policy
The following policy has been developed for use in the
residence halls to help conserve energy while providing a
comfortable environment for our students.
For the school year cooling season, (from the start of the
fall semester thru the 1st week of October and
usually from the 1st week of May thru final exams)
air conditioning will be available when the outside air
temperature is above 70 degrees.
When the outside air temperature drops below 70 degrees
the air conditioning systems will be turned off.
During the middle of October, University personnel will begin
to convert the cooling systems over to heat.
At this time air conditioning will no longer be available
until the spring conversion back to air conditioning which
usually takes place the 1st week of May.
The following policy has been developed for use in the residence
halls to help conserve energy while providing a comfortable
environment for our students.
heating season, (usually the 2nd week of October thru the end of
April) heat will be available when the outside air temperature
is below 50 degrees.
When the outside air temperature is above 50 degrees the heating
system will be turned off.
The heating system may be activated at temperatures other
than stated depending upon room temperatures, forecasted outside
air temperatures and current temperatures.
If it is determined that outside temperatures are mild
enough to maintain room temperatures above 70°
without the heating system, the system will not be activated.
Listed herewith is the Maryland Department of General Services conservation guidelines. As in the past, Salisbury University will administer these guidelines. Please realize that temperature variations will occur from building to building as well as within buildings. Call the Facility Repair Center at #7-3097 for questions or problems about air conditioning or related systems.
STATE OF MARYLAND
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
PHASE I - ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES
OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
THE USING AUTHORITY IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS IN ORDER TO CONSERVE ENERGY.
Revised Indoor Temperature Settings:
Heating - Set thermostats for heating so that no energy is used to raise the room temperature* above 68 degrees F.
NOTE: Wear heavier clothing; cover arms and ankles.
Cooling - Set thermostats for cooling so that no cooling energy is used to lower the room temperature* below 78 degrees F.
NOTE: Wear lighter clothing; utilize shades and drapes to reduce cooling load.
- Night Set-back and Weekends and Holidays:
Heating - 60 degrees F or lower
Cooling - Shut down
- Corridors, Public Spaces, Lobbies, etc.
Heating - 60 degrees F
Cooling - 80 degrees F
- Storage Areas and Unused Rooms:
Heating - 40 degrees F
Cooling - Off
Exceptions to the guidelines can be considered only when temperature and/or time limits must be maintained at a different level to accommodate the building activity or applicable codes or regulations. Exceptions are permitted for laboratories, hospitals and temperature sensitive areas such as computer rooms, etc. All exceptions must be approved by the agency head.