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Room Temperature Settings in Campus Buildings

Learn how Facilities Management implements energy-saving methods to improve efficiency and decrease costs.

Most thermostats in offices and labs are centrally controlled for efficient and accurate temperature settings. (See the table below for settings.) In some instances, however, you can make slight manual adjustments to these controls if your workspace is too warm or cool.

To increase or decrease the settings by about 2 degrees:

  • Move the slider bar to the top of the thermostat to increase the heating and cooling set points by 1°.
  • Move the slider to the bottom of the thermostat to decrease the set points by 1°.
 Office/ administrative spaces
Setting Heating mode Cooling mode
Occupied
6 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays
Keeps temperature above 70° Keeps temperature below 74°
Standby
4:30–8 p.m. weekdays
Keeps temperature above 68° Keeps temperature below 76°
Unoccupied
8 p.m.– 6 a.m. 7 days a week
Keeps temperature above 66° Keeps temperature below 78°
 Labs
Setting Heating mode Cooling mode
Occupied
6 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays
Keeps temperature above 70° Keeps temperature below 74°
Unoccupied
6 p.m.–6 a.m. 7 days a week
Keeps temperature above 68° Keeps temperature below 76°

To override the "Unoccupied" setting:

  • Press the button on the thermostat that switches the system into the Occupied mode for 2 hours. (On some thermostats, this button is labeled Occupied/ Unoccupied. On others, it is a small, unlabeled button on the side of the device.)

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