Several buildings on campus are still only capable of being in either the heating or cooling mode at any one time. Though the district chilled water system eliminated some of the complexities of switching buildings from heating to cooling, once we make this switch, it is difficult and labor-intensive to switch back to heating if the need arises. For this reason, we wait for consistently warm outdoor temperatures before changing over.
Buildings that must be switched from heating to cooling include the following:
- Carrington Hall
- Cheek Hall
- Craig Hall
- Plaster Stadium west grandstand
- University Bookstore
- University Hall
In the past, Facilities Management has transitioned buildings from heating to cooling mode when outdoor temperatures consistently reach highs of approximately 70 degrees and lows remain above 45 degrees. The weather this year has been somewhat unpredictable with large swings in high and low temperatures. We are expecting high temperatures in the high 70’s this week but low temperatures over the weekend are expected to dip into the high 20’s. Following this weekend, the long range forecast appears to be toward warmer temperatures so we are planning to begin transitioning buildings to cooling on Monday, April 16. We expect to have all of the above buildings switched to cooling prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20.
This information does not apply to facilities within Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services. A separate process is used to determine the timeline for transition from heating to cooling for those buildings. If you have questions regarding the transition from heating to cooling for facilities within Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services you can contact them directly via E-mail at ResidenceLifeFacilities@MissouriState.edu.
Please keep in mind that during the transition, each building may go from heating, to just forced air ventilation, and finally to cooling. Once a building is switched from heating to cooling that information will be posted on the Administrative Services Notifications blog.
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Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we do our best to serve you.