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Temperature Control & Building Access
Sep 14,2017 at 04:11:PM



outdoor thermometer Building Temperature Control

  • Occupied Spaces
    The established temperature guidelines are 68 °F during the heating season (September 15 - May 15) and 76 °F during the cooling season (May 16 - September 14).
  • Unoccupied Spaces
    60 °F during the heating season and 85 °F during the cooling season.

Cooling temperatures only apply where air conditioning equipment currently exists. Some exceptions include laboratories, research areas and art/book archives.

Campus Temperature Policy

  • Room air conditioners, space heaters
    Use/installation of window air conditioners, portable spot coolers and portable space heaters requires joint authorization from the offices of Campus Planning, Design and Construction; Physical Plant; and Energy Systems & Sustainability Management. New installations of window air conditioners are to only provide controlled environments for research or sensitive equipment when other methods are not appropriate.

Air Conditioners or Space Heaters Policy

Heating/Cooling Scheduling Changes
Need a special heating or cooling schedule for a building/room because of a change in use, occupancy or an upcoming special event?

  • Please schedule in advance using our online form or call 315.443.1535.

Building Access Scheduling
Do you require building access outside of normal hours for a special event?

  • Contact your building coordinator in advance.


Routine maintenance/service requests
Contact the Physical Plant

After hours maintenance emergencies

  • Academic and administrative buildings

  • FIXit Zone (Residence halls, SU Food Services)

For more information about campus building and facilities maintenance, visit the SU Physical Plant website

Advance schedule changes for heating/cooling
ESSM Advance Scheduling Online Form

Building Access 

After hours issues:

  • Department of Public Safety

Advance schedule changes:

  • Contact your building coordinator




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