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Room Temperature Settings in Campus Buildings

Facilities Management centrally controls most office and lab thermostats to maintain efficient, accurate temperature settings and save energy.

Temperature Settings

Facilities Management aims to maintain these temperatures in campus buildings.

Offices, Administrative Spaces and Classrooms

  • “Occupied” (6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays)
    • Heating mode keeps temperature above 70°
    • Cooling mode keeps temperature below 74°
  • “Standby” (4:30–8 p.m. weekdays)
    • Heating mode keeps temperature above 68°
    • Cooling mode keeps temperature below 76°
  • “Unoccupied” (8 p.m. – 6 a.m. 7 days a week)
    • Heating mode keeps temperature above 66°
    • Cooling mode keeps temperature below 78°

Labs

  • “Occupied” (6 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays)
    • Heating mode keeps temperature above 70°
    • Cooling mode keeps temperature below 74°
  • “Unoccupied” setting (6 p.m. – 6 a.m. 7 days a week)
    • Heating mode keeps temperature above 68°
    • Cooling mode keeps temperature below 76°

Adjusting Room Temperature

In some areas, you can manually adjust thermostat controls by 2 degrees if your workspace feels too warm or too cool. Move the thermostat slider bar to the top to increase heating and cooling set points by 1 degree or move the thermostat slider bar to the bottom to decrease set points by 1 degree.

To override the "Unoccupied" setting, press the thermostat button that switches the system into the “Occupied” mode for two hours. On some thermostats, this  button is labeled “Occupied/Unoccupied” and on others, it’s a small, unlabeled button on the side.

MetaSys

MetaSys

Phoenix

Phoenix

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