BATES Energy Conservation Guidelines

Energy conservation continues to have a significant impact on global warming, ozone depletion, and critical resource reduction.  Bates is dedicated to minimizing the College’s contribution to these problems.  Your support of the temperature and occupancy guidelines will be a major factor in achieving that goal.

Winter Building Occupancy

 Time Period Temperature              Range
Offices 7 am-5 pm   68⁰ – 70⁰
5 pm-7 am   52⁰ – 55⁰
Weekend   52⁰ – 55⁰
Classrooms 7 am-4 pm   68⁰ – 70⁰
4 pm-7 am   52⁰ – 55⁰
Weekend   52⁰ – 55⁰
Dormitories Continuous   68⁰ – 70⁰ (except for Holiday Curtailment, see the curtailment information page on our web site, it is updated yearly)

Summer Building Occupancy (for spaces with cooling)

  Time
Period
Temperature
   Range
Comfort Cooling 7 am-5 pm 78⁰ – 76⁰
5 pm-7 am 85⁰-82⁰
Weekend 85⁰-82⁰