Season Energy Conservation Policy: Reminder
the decreasing daily temperatures, it's now time
to prepare for the coming heating season by reviewing the University's
energy conservation recommendations. Please follow these
specific guidelines to begin conserving on a daily basis.
To those employees
who have participated in the past, we thank you and encourage
you to continue your efforts.
Set thermostats to the lowest comfortable level while at work and
lower further when leaving. Recommended temperatures are 68 degrees
F for occupied spaces and 65 degrees F for unoccupied spaces. Adjustments
can be made for specific research needs. Selected air handling units
will be shut down when buildings or areas they serve are unoccupied.
We save about 5 percent for each degree the thermostat is lowered.
off lights, space heaters, computer monitors and other office
or lab equipment when leaving. Consult your local support provider
before shutting off any computers.
doors and windows closed to minimize infiltration of cold air. Open
blinds and shades to take advantage of the sun's warming.
Notify Facilities Services at (215) 898-7208, of excessive drafts
windows or doors.
items blocking fan coils, radiators and air distribution registers.
Facilities Services at (215) 898-7208 when any building or
large space is unoccupied or out of service.
Report discomfort; do not assume it is a result of the energy conservation
plan since it may be caused by a malfunctioning building system
that can be repaired. Some building systems may need re-calibrations.
Facilities Services, in cooperation with the Schools and Centers
and the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (OEHRS),
is monitoring and repairing air handling units, energy recovery
systems, reheat systems, perimeter radiation, steam converters and
are also working to eliminate campus/building distribution system
steam leaks, un-insulated steam pipes and converters and to verify
steam trap operations. OEHRS will assess the impact of these initiatives
and recommend necessary changes and improvements.
you for supporting the University's energy policies. Through
past conservation efforts, Penn has used a portion of the realized
savings to purchase clean technology wind-generated power. Together,
as one Penn community, we will continue to wisely and successfully
manage our resources.
Blaik, Senior Vice President, Facilities & Real
Barry Hilts, Associate Vice President, Facilities
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