Weekend Volunteers | Energy Conservation
| Housing Fairs
New in Purchasing | Public
and Alumni Relations is seeking volunteers to join
in the fun at Alumni Weekend events May 16-17,
2003. Help welcome back Penn alumni for their
include: Having fun; networking with
University staff, alumni, and students; and the
opportunity to enjoy historical Philadelphia landmarks
in a new and exciting way; free food.
may include: Greeting, assisting, and providing
information to guests; registration at various events;
and crowd control.
volunteers should contact Joanne Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Alumni Relations
Season Curtailment Steps
part of the University's on-going efforts to save
energy and natural resources, the Department of
Facilities and Real Estate Services plans to institute
the same curtailments used last summer.
campus, for the next several weeks, Facilities Services
staff will be fine-tuning systems and adjusting
temperatures from the heating season set point of
68 degrees to the cooling season set point of 78
degrees. In many of the newer buildings this may
be done remotely, however in the older buildings
adjustments are typically made at thermostats throughout
the building. Therefore in older buildings occupants
are asked to please maintain the 78 degrees.
the event of extreme heat--typically when outdoor
conditions reach 94 degrees with 50 percent humidity--Facility
Services staff will institute an action plan calling
for the following:
alerts asking the Penn community to turn
off all lighting in areas with
any natural daylight. In areas with out
natural day lighting, but with task lighting,
only over head lighting should
be turned off.
down select equipment (i.e. air handling
units, general exhaust fans, etc.) in
specific buildings and in consultation
with appropriate school officials.
rolling 30-minute shutdowns of some air-handling
units with as much prior notification
to the appropriate school officials as
Dismissal, requesting that faculty and
staff leave after noon, or be directed
to work from home as peak demand usually
occurs between 1 and 4 p.m. This step
requires the approval of the Provost and
the Executive Vice President. Announcements
will be made through e-mail, voice mail
and the MELT line, which is typically
used for snow emergencies.
you for your attention in reviewing these steps
in preparation for the challenges of this cooling
season. With your support and cooperation, we will
again be successful in helping the University in
this critical effort.
are additional efforts that ISC is developing and
coordinating with the IT Roundtable Committee and
the IT Super Users Group. We will provide you additional
updates on these initiatives when they are more
Blaik, Vice President, Facilities & Real
Office of Community Housing cordially
invites you to attend our Annual
Homebuyers Housing Fair. The fair
will be held on Thursday, April
10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bodek
Lounge in Houston Hall. Come out
and speak with lenders, realtors,
insurance agents, credit counselors,
and others connected to the home
buying process. Receive all the information
you need about buying a home no matter
where you intend to purchase. Sign
up to have your credit report run
for only $5. You can also talk with
representatives from the Office of
Community Housing about the Penn
Guaranteed Mortgage Program. There
is no admission charge for this event.
Take your first steps towards owning
your own home on April 10 at the
Homebuyers Housing Fair. For
more information contact the Office
of Community Housing (215) 898-7422.
Jones, Program Director
Housing Fair: April 9 & 12
in need of housing should check out
our housing fair. You can search
for apartments on-line and in our
office. You can receive personal
guidance in our office. You can check
out our list of Open Houses, so you
can tour them at your leisure. This
is a must event if you are looking
to rent an apartment, house or room-in-house.
more information check out our web
site at www.business-services.upenn.edu/offcampusliving.
Farcas, Director, Off Campus
New in Purchasing for April?
new purchasing related announcements for April are
listed below. For a full description see www.purchasing.upenn.edu.
MasterCard Purchasing Card Cardholder
Selected for New Supplier Showcase
Joins the Penn Marketplace
Brunswick Scientific Joins the Penn
New Federal Express Air Freight Procedures
would like to remind the community of the public safety
services offered jointly by the University City District
and the University of Pennsylvania Division of Public
City walking escorts
City vehicle lock-out and jump start assistance
services are available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week
and are free! Just call (215) 898-WALK (9255).