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Energy & Utility Operations

Energy Conservation

Due to the large usage of utilities and because of significant rate increases in recent years, energy conservation has become a vital concern. Energy management is the most effective method available to minimize the continually rising cost of energy consumed in buildings. By applying effective energy management practices, energy waste can be eliminated.

Energy management measures are as follows:

  • Building indoor temperatures will be maintained between 72 and 78. 
  • All exterior doors and windows should remain closed to prevent the infiltration of outside air. 
  • Closing blinds or curtains will help maintain comfortable conditions by forming barriers against the outside environment.
  • Turn off computers or monitor, lights, and other energy consuming equipment when you leave or when equipment is no longer in use.


  • No personal fans or electric heaters are permitted.

Services Available

Request for Heating and Cooling

Temperature control and scheduling systems are set to provide properly conditioned air from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in all academic and office buildings on campus. Requirements for conditioned rooms/buildings, after normal duty hours should be requested through the use of a "Service Request" form. The request should state the exact location of the need and the hours requested. Faculty and Staff may call x9265 to request up to 3 hours of additional air conditioning or heating if not scheduled in advance.

Control Center

The Control Center is located next to the Student Development Center on Vanderbilt Street. The Control Center provides 24 hour utility and emergency service to the campus community. The procurement and administration for electricity, natural gas, water and heating fuel is managed through this office. All energy management records, statistics, reports and administrative functions are conducted through this office.