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Policy TrackingDate
ApprovedOctober 2, 2000
RevisedDecember 7, 2011
Reviewed

  1. Blue Ridge Community College is committed to responsible energy and water management in support of our sustainability policy. In order to meet these goals the following guidelines have been established.
  2. Room temperatures − during operating hours, thermostats will be set and maintained to provide for cooling energy to lower room temperatures to 75-76 degrees Fahrenheit. When heating is used, thermostats shall be set and maintained to raise the room temperature to 68-69 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Portable heaters − the use of portable heaters is prohibited except when room temperatures are below 65 degrees. This will be determined by Director of Facilities.
  4. Water heaters − temperature will be set at an efficient operating temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Lighting − reduce lighting loads by turning off lights in all rooms not in use or when no classes are in session.
  6. It is the responsibility of the Director of Facilities or designee to see that these procedures are followed.
  7. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to play a role in promoting efficient, reduced energy and water use. The Blue Ridge Community College community will strive to make office space, classrooms or shared spaces more energy and water efficient.