Temperature Setback Program

To: Reynolda Campus Faculty and Staff,

In an effort to conserve energy over the winter holiday period, Facilities & Campus Services will implement our annual temperature setback program for academic and administrative buildings starting Friday, December 22 at approximately 5pm. The setback program will maintain building temperatures at a minimum of 55°F during the holiday period. We intend for all buildings to be at 70°F by the time employees arrive at work on January 2.


The temperature setback program significantly reduces energy consumption on campus. Through this program, the University has saved over $300,000 and 2,300 Metric tons of carbon emissions over the past eight years.


Staff or faculty who intend to visit or work on campus during the holiday period are advised to dress appropriately for the cooler conditions. For departments that would like an exemption or have received exemptions in the past, please contact Doug Ecklund at ecklundr@nullwfu.edu as soon as possible.


Thank you for supporting this effort to save energy during the holiday period.


Mike Draughn

Director – Maintenance & Utility Services

Wake Forest University

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