Tufts University is committed to environmental protection and sound fiscal management. Using energy responsibly by standardized temperature setpoints will reduce emissions and save money. The purpose of this policy is to clarify expectations about temperatures in Tufts’ spaces. Please assist the University in maintaining these setpoints. Download PDF of temperature policy.
OCCUPIED HOURS (space is being actively used)
In buildings with centrally controlled heat and air conditioning the following setpoints will be used:
Thermostats in individually controlled spaces should be set at 68°F during the winter and 78°F during the summer.
UNOCCUPIED HOURS (nights, weekends, holidays)
To report a problem with heating or cooling go to http://operations.tufts.edu/facilities/service-requests/and click on Online System.
For issues not able to be resolved by the Online Service Request please call:
Medford Facilities: 7-3496
Boston Facilities: 6-3535
Grafton Facilities: 9-7921
To provide feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org
*central air conditioners will often cool down incoming air to de-humidify it, making it more comfortable to the building occupants, and then re-heat it to the desired temperature. In situations such as these, not re-heating the air saves energy since you are not using energy to add warmth the air.