Department of Physical Plant

 

Holloway Hall

Residence Hall Heating and Cooling Policy

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.

Heating 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 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.

NOTE:
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
CONSERVATION GUIDELINES

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:

  1. Occupied
    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.

  2. Night Set-back and Weekends and Holidays:
    Heating - 60 degrees F or lower
    Cooling - Shut down

  3. Corridors, Public Spaces, Lobbies, etc.
    Heating - 60 degrees F
    Cooling - 80 degrees F

  4. Storage Areas and Unused Rooms:
    Heating - 40 degrees F
    Cooling - Off

  5. Exceptions:
    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.