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.

In winter, do not leave your windows open if it too hot in your space, submit a service request for Facility Services to resolve your issue.

Leaving windows open wastes energy and goes against our Sustainability goals.  Over breaks, Facility Services staff spend hours going from room to room closing windows.

Winter Building Occupancy

Time Period Temperature Range (F)
Offices 7 am – 5 pm 68 – 70
5 pm – 7 am 52 – 55
Weekend 52 – 55
Classrooms 7 am – 4 pm 68 – 70
4 pm – 7 am 52 – 55
Weekend 52 – 55
Dormitories Continuous* 68 – 70 *Exception during Holiday Curtailment

 

Summer Building Occupancy (for spaces with cooling)

Time Period Temperature Range (F)
Comfort Cooling 7 am – 5 pm 78 – 76
5 pm – 7 am 85 – 82
Weekend 85 – 82