Sustainable Clark

Building Heating Policy

Clark University policy is to set temperatures at 78 degrees for cooling, 68 degrees for heating and 130 degrees for domestic hot water. During the heating season, the temperature in residence halls and houses will be set at 68 degrees during the day and 65 degrees at night. Academic and office buildings will be set at 68 degrees during the day and 62 degrees at night. Unoccupied buildings, which are buildings not in use, will have a temperature of 55-60 degrees at times such as semester breaks and any holidays numbering three days or more. The daytime temperature setting refers to 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays for academic and office buildings and 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for residence halls and houses throughout the week. During weekends and holidays of two days or less, temperature for office and academic buildings will be set at 60 degrees.