|Category Name:||Administration & Operations|
|Responsible Unit:||Administration and Finance - Physical Plant|
|Responsible VP:||VP for Administration and Finance|
|Last Revision Date:|
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|Shared governance: none|
The use of portable space heaters is prohibited except where it is determined by the Office of Facilities that the building HVAC system cannot maintain the college approved temperature set point range.
The purpose of this policy is to inform staff and faculty of the approved use of portable space heaters and the impact of space heaters on safety and energy management.
This policy applies to all College at Brockport personnel.
DefinitionsThere are no definitions for this policy at this time.
College policy states that interior building temperature set points are 70 degrees
(+ or -2) for the heating season (generally November through April). This is an environmentally
responsible policy that meets applicable New York State building codes and OSHA guidelines
as well as helps the college maintain sustainable practices through reduced energy
The use of portable space heaters is prohibited except where it is determined by the
Office of Facilities (Physical Plant) that the building HVAC system cannot maintain
the college approved temperature set point range in the area in question. The Physical
Plant will provide the space heater if it is determined that one is needed. This policy
will better allow the Physical Plant department to determine what HVAC systems need
upgrading and will reduce the excessive electrical load and potential safety hazards
created by unregulated space heaters.
The office of EH&S may further restrict use of portable indoor space heaters per fire code or ordinance.
Heated footrests or heated floor mats of 200W or lower power are not considered space heaters under this policy. If you feel the temperature of your work area is outside the set points, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 585-395-2408.
Links to Related Procedures and Information
There are no links for this policy at this time.
Director of Physical Plant - (585) 395-5204
History (in descending order)
|Next Review Date||7/7/22||Three year review|
|Adoption Date||7/7/19||Policy Adopted|
|Draft Review Date||5/3/19||Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review|
This policy is approved by:
April 24, 2019