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 (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