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Policies and Procedures

Number: AFCMN 110
Section: Facilities Management
Subject: Building Temperature Regulations and Energy Conservation Measures
Revision Date: March 29, 2010
Issued by: Senior University Facilities Executive
Authorized by: Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance/CFO

To conserve energy resources, all buildings on the USC Aiken Campus will be in compliance with the following regulations:

Thermostats will be set no lower than 75 degrees  F for cooling, no higher than 69 degrees F for  heating.

When a building is to be unoccupied for 8 or more hours, the HVAC system is to be shut down during summer, except where there are special equipment requirements, and temperature control devices for winter set at 55 degrees F.

The use of auxiliary heating devices (e.g., portable electric heaters or heat lamps) is prohibited. Small circulating fans are allowed.

Some additional energy conservation measures are required:

All exterior doors are to be kept closed. Open doors result in loss of air conditioning in summer and heat in winter.

Lights in all spaces (classrooms, offices, storage areas, etc.) must be turned off when not occupied.

Turn off computers and peripheral equipment if not being used (including screen savers).

All spaces with easterly, southerly, or westerly exposure, during hot weather, should close blinds, drapes, etc. if available.

 Any problem regarding cooling or heating should be referred immediately to the Operations Department.