Utilities Cost and Usage Report

Instruction room doors shall remain closed when HVAC is operating. Ensure doors between conditioned space and non-conditioned space remain closed at all times (i.e. between hallways and gym or pool area).

Proper and thorough utilization of data loggers will be initiated and maintained to monitor relative humidity, temperature and light levels throughout campus buildings to ensure compliance with guidelines.

All exhaust fans should be turned off daily.

All office machines (copy machines, laminating equipment, etc.) shall be switched off each night and during unoccupied times. Fax machines and networked printers may remain on.

All computers should be turned off each night. This includes the monitor, local printer and speakers. Network (i.e. LAN) equipment is excluded.

All capable PCs should be programmed for the “energy saver” mode using the power management feature. If network constraints restrict this for the PC, ensure the monitor “sleeps” after 10 minutes of inactivity.

Cooling and Heating Set Points
Cooling Season Occupied Set Points1 74° F - 78° F
Unoccupied Set Point 85° F
Heating Season Occupied Set Points 68° F - 72° F
Unoccupied Set Point 55° F

1 Set points are in accordance with ASHRAE 55 “Thermal Conditions for Human Occupancy”

Energy Conservation Responsibilities

  • Every person is expected to become an “energy saver” as well as an “energy consumer.”
  • The College is committed to and responsible for a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • The faculty/staff member is responsible for implementing the guidelines during the time that he/she is present in the instruction room/office.
  • The custodial staff is responsible for control of common areas, i.e. hallways, dining areas, etc.
  • Security personnel are responsible for verification of the nighttime shutdown.
  • The energy specialist provides regular (at least semi-annual) program update reports to the College administration.
  • The energy specialist performs routine audits of all facilities and communicates the audit results to the appropriate personnel.
  • The energy specialist is responsible for either directly or indirectly making adjustments to COM’s Energy Management System (EMS), including temperature settings and run times for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and other controlled equipment.
  • The energy specialist provides monthly energy savings reports to facilities management detailing performance results.
  • The administration will regularly communicate the importance and impact of the energy conservation program to its internal and external constituents.

To complement the organization's behavioral-based energy conservation program, the College shall develop and implement a preventive maintenance and monitoring plan for its facilities and systems, including HVAC, building envelope and moisture control.