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About This Policy

Effective date:
July 1, 2013
Last updated:
June 25, 2013
Responsible IUPUI Campus Division:
Energy Management within Campus Facility Services will serve as a technical resource for the implementation of this program.
 
Responsible IUPUI Campus Administrator:
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities
Policy Contact:
Campus Facility Services Energy Engineer

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Conservation of EnergyIN-FIAD.CFS.01

The IUPUI administration formally approves official campus administrative policies through an established process, publishes those policies in a consistent format, and maintains official campus policies in a central, readily accessible policy website. Responsible administrators (as defined below) and their offices, that are engaged in developing and maintaining campus-wide administrative policies must comply with the procedures in this policy for drafting, approving, revising, distributing, maintaining, and withdrawing campus-wide policies. Academic policies are available on the Faculty Council website.

This policy is in accordance with University Policy UA-08, Establishing University Polices.

Scope

By the adoption of this policy, Administration shares this commitment with all staff, faculty, students, contractors and guests of the University community.

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Policy Statement

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Temperature
During normal occupied hours, the target indoor air temperature shall be 70 degrees Fahrenheit for heating and 76 degrees Fahrenheit for cooling.  During unoccupied hours, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems shall be adjusted so that indoor air temperature settings achieve the greatest energy savings possible while protecting university assets.
Hours of operation
Occupied hours will be the advertised hours each building is open to the public.  See the hours at this link:  http://www.cfs.iupui.edu/building-info/building-hours.asp

Portable Devices
Portable space heaters consume large amounts of energy, pose fire and life safety risks, and are not authorized for campus use without prior written approval. 
Exceptions
Exceptions from this policy shall be granted only under extenuating circumstances when necessary to accommodate medical, instructional, research, or other special requirements.  Exception requests shall be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  To apply for an exception, contact Energy Management within Campus Facility Services.  (http://www.cfs.iupui.edu/departments/energy-management/contact-us.asp)

Lighting
Level
Lighting levels recommended by the most recent edition of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lighting Handbook shall be used as guidelines.
Switching
Lights shall be turned off when not in use, when leaving a room unoccupied, and at the end of the day.  Energy-saving fixtures, lamps, ballasts, and lighting control systems will be used to the fullest extent possible.  Energy-saving occupancy sensors and day lighting control systems shall be installed whenever possible.

Fume Hoods
Chemical fume hood sashes shall be closed when not needed to prevent loss of conditioned air. 

Computers/Office Equipment
Whenever possible, computers and other electronic office equipment shall be turned off when not in use and at the end of the day.  Faculty and staff shall adjust power settings on computers and other electronic equipment to maximize energy savings, unless research or instructional requirements require full power.  CPUs and monitors should enter energy saving modes after 20 minutes of inactivity, unless such a setting interferes with a person’s ability to perform their work, in cases where university computers must be powered on in order to secure and maintain them, or where an employee requires the computer to remain powered on in order to complete work-related tasks or research. 

Water
Water is to be used sparingly.  Showers and faucets shall be turned off after each use.  Low flow toilets, showers, and faucets shall be installed whenever possible.  Report water leaks to Campus Facility Services at 278-1900.

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Reason for Policy

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is committed to energy efficiency and energy conservation.  The management and reduction of energy use will be accomplished in a manner that is consistent with providing an optimal learning and teaching environment. 

Reducing energy usage through increased efficiency and conservation efforts will reduce utility bills, help protect the environment, and extend equipment life.  Safe and comfortable settings in which to learn, teach, and work will be maintained.   

IUPUI will achieve some energy use reductions through infrastructure changes, as well as operations and maintenance practices.  But to be successful, it will require people who use campus buildings to change their behavior in ways that promote energy savings, including turning off lights and computers after normal hours. 

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Exceptions/Exclusions

Not provided - will be updated during review process.

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Procedures

This Policy will be carried out primarily by Campus Facility Services and Office of Sustainability.  This will occur through adjustments to the controls of building systems and monitoring.  Additionally, when CFS and Office of Sustainability staff find violations of this policy they will work closely with the users to educate them about the policy.  If violations persist it may become necessary for CFS and/or the Office of Sustainability to involve appropriate university officials to assure compliance.

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Definitions

Not provided - will be updated during review process.

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Sanctions

Not provided - will be updated during review process.

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Contact Information

Subject Contact Phone Email
       
       

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Forms

Not provided - will be updated during review process.

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Web Addresses

http://www.cfs.iupui.edu/departments/energy-management/contact-us.asp

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Related Information

Not provided - will be updated during review process.

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Document Change Log

Date Contact Email Status
5/3/2013 Gbovenzi Gbovenzi@iupui.edu approved by Chancellor
6/25/2013 C mccormick cjmccormic@iupui.edu converted to new campus policy template

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