Energy Conservation/Management Policy

Policy Number: #400

Responsible Executive(s):

  • Senior Vice President and CFO

Responsible Office(s):

  • Physical Plant

Date Adopted: 03-01-2000

Date Revised: 01-01-2021

A. Purpose

Leaders of Regis University believe it is their responsibility to ensure that every effort is made to conserve and properly manage energy and natural resources, as well as to exercise sound financial management.

Implementation of this policy is the joint responsibility of Regis University administration, faculty, students and support personnel, and its success is based on cooperation at all levels.

B. Scope

This policy applies to all University facilities at the Lowell Campus.

The Director of Physical Plant is accountable for energy management on the campus through on-going energy audits and implementation and communication of conservation program outlines. Judicious use of the various energy systems of each building are the joint responsibility of the Director of Physical Plant and designated facility maintenance staff to ensure that an efficient energy posture is maintained on a daily basis.

C. Policy

Specific areas of emphasis include:

  1. All University staff are expected to contribute to energy conservation and efficiency on the campus.
  2. All heating and cooling systems are as follows:
    • Temperature setpoints during occupied hours:
      • Heating: 72 degrees Fahrenheit (+/- 1 deg)
      • Cooling: 75 degrees Fahrenheit (+/- 1 deg)
    • Temperature setbacks during unoccupied hours:
      • Heating: 60 degrees Fahrenheit
      • Cooling: 85 degrees Fahrenheit (in areas with air-conditioning)
  3. All unnecessary lighting in occupied areas of the campus facilities should be turned off. All lights will be turned off when facilities are unoccupied. Custodial and maintenance staff will turn on lights only in the areas in which they are directly working.
  4. The energy-consuming devices (e.g., computers, printers, copiers, etc.) should be turned off or turned down if not in use.

Conserving our finite energy resources is in everyone’s best interest. This policy reflects the commitment of Regis University to making a positive environmental impact while conserving financial resources.