WCU Energy Conservation Policy

To reduce energy consumption and costs during the spring and fall, the University implemented a policy of no heating or no cooling providing normal weather conditions prevail. This is a redistribution of that policy which was promulgated in May 1991. Weather conditions and forecasts will be monitored closely by the Facilities Management staff and accommodations made for temperature extremes as follows:

FROM TO Heating/Cooling
April 20 May 4 Heating subject to weather watch.
May 5 June 8 No heating or cooling
June 9 June 29 Cooling subject to weather watch
June 30 August 22 Cooling season
August 23 September 12 Cooling subject to weather watch
September 13 October 14 No heating or cooling
October 15 November 9 Heating subject to weather watch
November 10 April 19 Heating season

Provided outside shade temperatures remain between 62° and 80° F., the above guidelines will be observed.

As weather conditions necessitate, exceptions will be made for:

  1. Infirmary
  2. Buildings with fixed, inoperable windows
  3. Science Center and Merion Science Center
  4. Lawrence Hall
  5. Printing and Graphics
  6. Mitchell Hall
  7. Residence halls heating as low overnight temperatures dictate
  8. Swope Music Building and The Performing Arts Center
  9. Sykes Student Union

Measures will also be taken to reduce heating and cooling requirements and costs on long weekends and during holiday periods.