2012 Summer HVAC Reduction Program

As summer approaches, we are once again initiating the Summer HVAC reduction program to save energy and reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions.

To save energy, reduce carbon emissions, and cut campus operating costs over the summer period when occupancy is lower, the 2012 Summer HVAC Reduction Program will be implemented in a select group of buildings. The Program will cover 12 Sundays, the 4th of July, and the 3-day Labor Day weekend.

2012 Summer HVAC Reduction Dates 

Summer Sundays 2012

  •  June 24             
  •  July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                
  •  August 5, 12, 19, 26                
  •  September 2, 9

 Summer Holidays 2012

  •  July 4th Holiday:  Wednesday, July 4
  •  3-Day Holiday Weekends 2012
  •  Labor Day Holiday:  September 1, 2 & 3 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are you turning off lights?
Lights will be turned off in unoccupied areas but can be turned on again at the local main switches. If you should choose to work during these scheduled times, please do remember to turn off the lights behind you upon leaving the area.

Do I need a key to get in?
Building hours when buildings will be locked or unlocked will NOT be altered due to this HVAC reduction program.

What time will the building air be turned off or curtailed?
For summer Sundays, most buildings will be affected by 4 p.m. Saturday. For the 4th of July, most buildings will be affected by 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012. For the Labor Day weekend, the building air will be affected by 8 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2012.

Buildings will be either setback (i.e. space temperature changed) or turned off, as indicated on the Building Status List. Some areas of the building may still be maintained to protect computers, temperature-sensitive materials, etc.

What time will the building air be back in service to ensure appropriate comfort?
For summer Sundays and the 4th of July, building air will resume normal mode between midnight and 4 a.m. the following morning. For the Labor Day 3-day weekend, building air will resume normal mode between 9 p.m. Monday evening and midnight Monday, September 3, 2012.

Will our hot water heater be out of service too?
Although hot water heating was not available during the longer winter break interim, the hot water will NOT be affected during this Summer's energy conservation initiative.

What number should I call if utility problems in the buildings should arise?
Please call the Facilities Management Trouble Call Center at (310) 825-9236.

What about those buildings not mentioned in the Building Status List? Will they be supported with HVAC?
Buildings NOT listed on the Building Status list will be left on normal mode and will not be affected by this summer's HVAC Reduction Program.

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Energy Conservation Tips

Your help is needed! All departments, building coordinators and employees are requested to please support reducing energy costs by implementing the following power conservation measures whenever possible:

Computers

Turn off all personal appliances including fans, radios and desk lamps 

Turn off all office equipment including computers, monitors, printers, plotters, facsimile machines, shredders, typewriters and overhead task lights every night and every weekend. 

Turn off all equipment in computer labs. If you can't turn off the whole computer, turn off the monitor and the printer. 

Enable power management features on laser printers and/or turn off laser printers when not actively printing. 

Screen savers do not save energy, but giving your computer a nap does. Enable power management features so your computer monitor and hard drive will go into a low power (blank screen) "sleep mode" when not actively in use. 

When purchasing any office equipment, be sure to consider Energy Star models that "power down" after a specified period of inactivity.

Heating and Cooling

Reset local thermostats or turn units off. If you have a programmable thermostat, please use it to its best advantage by setting an energy conservation mode at optimum times. 

Where you have control of your thermostat, set the heating point to no greater than 68 degrees and cooling to no less the 74 degrees Fahrenheit. 

During the summer season, close blinds, drapes and curtains to reduce heat gain from windows that receive direct sunlight. 

Keep windows and exterior doors closed in heated or air conditioned areas.

Lighting

Use natural lighting from windows or skylights, instead of electrical lighting whenever possible. 

Replace incandescent lamps with the lower wattage compact fluorescent lamps whenever possible. Compact fluorescents (CF's) also help to reduce unwanted heat gain during hot summer months yet still provide equivalent lighting. 

Try task lighting to reduce overhead lighting. 

Turn off all unnecessary lights, including: overhead lighting, lighting in unoccupied rooms, equipment and storage areas. Reduce overhead lighting, decorative lighting, signage and other lighting inside and out not necessary for security and safety. Maintain security and safety lighting at the lowest acceptable levels.

Miscellaneous

Turn off all office and kitchen/lunch room appliances including copiers, printers, microwaves, toaster ovens and coffee pots every night and weekend. 

Turn off all specialty equipment that will not be used over the weekend and holidays. 

Set fume hoods to minimum open when not in use. 

Use hot water sparingly. Conserve water. Turn off water taps when not in use. 

Recycle. Please dispose of recyclable materials to the appropriate recycling receptacles provided throughout the campus and building locations. For information regarding our Recycling Program, please click on the link in Related Information, or call our Recycling Hotline at (310) 825-3971. 

Recycle Your Ink Jet/Laser Jet Cartridges. You can obtain a list of cartridges eligible for recycling by calling the Facilities Management Recycling Hot Line at (310) 825-3971. 

Please report defective thermostats and any air or faucet leaks to Facilities Management Trouble Call Center at (310) 825-9236.

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2012 Summer HVAC Reduction Building Conditions

The following conditions will apply in Summer HVAC Reduction Program buildings:

Buildings indicated as “Off” in the 2012 Summer HVAC Reduction Building Status List will have non-critical air conditioning turned off on Sundays, the 4th of July, and Labor-Day weekend.

Buildings indicated as “Reduced” in the 2012 Summer HVAC Reduction Building Status List will, during nighttime hours, have building heating turned off (except for critical loads or where it is controlled manually) and building space set-point temperatures reset to 76oF. “Reduced” buildings may also have HVAC units that will be turned-off on HVAC Reduction Dates.

No electricity will be turned off.

All lighting will remain functional although lighting in unoccupied areas will be turned off at wall switches.

Individuals occupying buildings with reduced services should dress appropriately for the climate conditions.

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Building Status List — Campus Closure Summer 2011

Building Name & (Number)

Heating and Cooling Status 

Description

AGSM - Collins Executive Education (515)

Reduced 

Temperature Setbacks Only

AGSM - Cornell Hall (517)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

AGSM - Entrepreneurs Hall (516)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

AGSM - Gold Hall (516)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

AGSM - Mullin Commons (518)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

AGSM - Rosenfeld Library (517)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

Boelter Hall - Engineering 2 (343)

Reduced

 

Broad (206)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

Bunche Hall (580)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

Campbell (294)

Off

 

Campus Services Building 1 (233)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

East Melnitz Building (577B)

Off

 

Facilities Management Building (260)

Off

 

Geology (228A)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

Haines Hall (225)

Off

 

Humanities (362)

Off

 

James West (422)

Off

 

Knudsen Hall (363)

Reduced

 

Law Building (317)

Off

 

Macgowan Hall (578)

Off

 

Math Sciences Building - New (359)

Reduced

Some fans on for server rooms

Math Sciences Building - Old (359)

Reduced

Some fans on for server rooms

Melnitz Hall (577A)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

Moore (250)

Reduced

 

Murphy Hall - EAST (200)

Reduced

 

Murphy Hall - WEST (200)

Reduced

On thermostats by occupants.

Perloff Hall (202)

Reduced

Most fans off. 1st floor fan to stay on.

Powell Library (318)

Off

 

Public Affairs Building (579)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

Rolfe (216)

Reduced

 

Royce Hall (375)

Off

 

Schoenberg (335)

Reduced

 

Strathmore Building (279)

Reduced

Temperature Setbacks Only

Student Activities Center (360)

Off

 

Wooden West (473)

Reduced

 

Young Research Library (203)

Off

 

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Energy Management
Energy Engineer Phone: (310) 825-3783 | Fax: (310) 206-4223
Energy Director Phone: (310) 206-3856 | Fax: (310) 206-4223

Address
Facilities Management Building, Suite 3120
731 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1526
Mail Code: 152608