Ways to Save: A Message About SMU Thermostat Settings

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to decrease costs and reinvest savings back into its academic mission, the Facilities Initiative team for Operational Excellence is updating the protocol for thermostat settings.  Effective March 2, 2016, the temperature set point range will be 68°F – 72°F from mid-October through March, and 72°F – 76°F from April through mid-October.

During periods when most buildings on the Dallas main campus are unoccupied – usually late nights and weekends – temperatures will be adjusted up or down, depending on the season and occupancy, to reduce energy usage. If you are responsible for an after-hours event, please contact the Services Response Center at 214-768-3494 two weeks in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact the Services Response Center at 214-768-3494.

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By Nick Rallo