Tufts University is committed to achieving environmental protection and sound fiscal management. As such, a university-wide temperature policy was adopted in February 2, 2009 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy fees.
During unoccupied hours, including weekends and holidays, the temperature will be set at a level that will allow the University to efficiently and economically conserve energy.
Individuals controlling their own thermostats should set them at 55ºF in the winter when the space is unoccupied.
Air-conditioners should be turned up or off during unoccupied times.
Laboratories, experimental areas, animal areas, and other spaces where there is a demonstrated work requirement for maintaining higher or more consistent temperatures are exempt from these expectations