READ THIS TO STAY COMFORTABLE!
Dickinson's Winter Break Sustainable Energy Management
Program is an important initiative for the college, financially and
The program is simple—to reduce space temperatures and
unnecessary energy consumption during the winter break period with the goal of
reducing unnecessary utility expenditures and greenhouse gas emissions.
To accomplish this goal, we will curtail space temperatures
in unoccupied spaces to a low limit of 55 degrees Fahrenheit where possible and
carefully monitoring buildings to avoid failures and/or
communicating with the campus to understand special
circumstances and exceptions
affording comfortable temperatures when people return to
Your cooperation is truly appreciated and is vital to the
success of the program.
Academic and Administrative
These buildings are curtailed during the break period when
the college is closed—December 22th through January 2nd
—and also on the weekends of January 5th and January 12th.
During normal working hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), when the
college is open, these spaces will maintain normal temperatures.
These buildings are not part of the Winter Break Sustainable
Energy Management Program, and therefore temperatures will remain normal in
Faculty and Staff Housing (Please turn down your heat if you're leaving for a period of the
Special Collections in the library and library storage
The Trout Gallery
Rector animal labs
Weiss Center and South College (due to musical instruments
requiring constant temperatures)
Mainframe computer rooms in South College
Special Schedule Buildings:
The following buildings have special temperature
requirements based mainly on scheduled events:
The Guest House
The Kline Center
Admissions and 50 Mooreland (as per communicated schedule)
These spaces will have normal temperatures as per occupant
scheduling requirements or for scheduled events.
Most residence halls are vacant and will be curtailed for
the entire break period: December 17th to January 16th—when
early returnees for the second semester return to their rooms.
If you live in a small house or apartment and know that you AND
your housemates will be vacating several days prior to December 17th,
please contact Facilities Management at x1700, or e-mail Brent Hair so that the curtailment process can
begin at the earliest possible date.
Break housing will maintain normal temperatures during the
break period. Break housing may include:
The Global Communities House (Todd House)
Before you leave for break:
empty, defrost and unplug your in-room refrigerator and
remove all items from lounge refrigerators.
turn off your lights
turn off your appliances and unplug them
turn off your computer and monitor, and unplug them
close your windows tightly, including storm windows where
where possible, turn your thermostat back to 55 degrees –DO
NOT SHUT OFF THE HEATING SYSTEM.
Tell Us What We Missed
If your space or program has special temperature
requirements that are not correctly represented above, please contact
Facilities Management at x1700, or e-mail Brent Hair.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Have a safe and happy holiday!