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Winter Holiday Temperature Setback

Dec 21 - 30Multiple Locations


In an effort to reduce energy waste over the winter holiday period, Facilities & Campus Services will be implementing a temperature setback program for campus buildings starting the night of December 21, 2013 until the morning of December 30, 2013.

The setback program will maintain building temperatures at no less than 55 degrees (F) during the holiday period.  Beginning at 2:00 am on the 30th of December, heating systems will gradually return the buildings to comfortable conditions. We intend for all buildings to be at 70 degrees (F) by the time employees arrive at work December 30, 2013. Facilities & Campus Services’ will arrive early on that date to ensure building heating systems reactivate as scheduled. 

Since the university will be largely unoccupied during this 8-day period, we anticipate the lower temperatures will not cause undue hardship.  At the same time, this program will generate significant cost  savings through less energy consumption. The program has avoided over $215,000.00  in energy costs over the last five years. 

Staff or faculty who intend to visit or work on campus during the holiday period are advised to wear appropriately warm clothing and consider bringing a light jacket or sweater to work. For departments that would like an exemption from this temperature setback for justifiable cause, please contact Ed Bullington at bullinew@wfu.edu or 336.758.3913 as soon as possible.

Please check the News section of our for some energy savings tips.

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

Contact Information

Ed Bullington