Summer Energy Savings

Utility costs are among NC State’s largest expenses, and summer presents a strategic opportunity to save energy, particularly during evening hours and on weekends when many buildings are unoccupied. Campus buildings with classrooms are being reviewed for energy saving opportunities during Maymester, Summer I and Summer II sessions. After the last scheduled class or event of the day (based on schedules provided by the University Registrar), air conditioning levels will be reduced so that the university is not paying to cool unoccupied spaces (research areas and other critical spaces are excluded from this initiative). When unoccupied, indoor temperatures will be allowed to increase up to 80ºF. These energy-saving settings, which occur mostly in the evenings and on weekends, will automatically adjust so that normal building temperatures are restored before the building opens the following morning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are labs or critical server rooms impacted?

Some teaching labs will be impacted, but labs designated for research are excluded from this initiative. Rooms with critical servers requiring precise climate control will also not be impacted by this initiative.

I just added an event that’s after my building’s air conditioning schedule. What do I do?

overrideIf the event is scheduled through the University Event Scheduler at least 48 hours in advance of the event, a work order will automatically be submitted to adjust the air conditioning schedule and you won’t have to do anything in addition to scheduling your event. If you do not schedule the event via Astra, there are two options for overriding the air conditioning schedule. First, the facilities liaison for your building can submit a work order 48 hours before the event so that the air conditioning schedule can be modified in advance. Or, many buildings have a wall-mounted override switch, which will allow for a one-time override of the building’s energy-saving schedule. One switch is located on each floor and is identified by a gray sign (see photo). It can take up to an hour for normal temperatures to be restored, so submitting a work order in advance is preferable.

Why was my building chosen to be part of this summer energy saving initiative? 

Some of the university’s buildings have been equipped with sophisticated temperature controls that allow the air conditioning levels to be adjusted remotely and scheduled in advance. Buildings with this capability are part of this energy-saving initiative.

Why do some buildings just have classrooms impacted and other buildings are impacted as a whole?

Some campus buildings are equipped with special zoning equipment that allows air conditioning levels to be adjusted in just classrooms while keeping surrounding offices, labs and lobby areas at normal operating temperatures. In those buildings, the temperatures in unoccupied classrooms might be setback beginning at, for example, 2 p.m. even though the entire building isn’t setback until 5 p.m.

Who is in charge of this initiative?

This initiative is a collaborative effort of the University Registrar, University Sustainability Office, Energy Management and Building Maintenance and Operations. If you have questions or concerns about this initiative, contact save-energy@ncsu.edu or call 513-0177. This initiative is similar to the Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative that the university has done for more than a decade.

How successful is this initiative?

In the past two summers, this program has contributed toward nearly $350,000 in avoided energy costs.

When will schedules be posted?

HVAC schedules will be posted on this webpage prior to the beginning of each summer session.

 

Summer 1 Schedule (May 19 – June 22)

The table below indicates the buildings impacted and the time as which the building or specified rooms transition into setback mode (during which air conditioning levels are allowed to rise beyond normal operating temperatures). Note the exceptions to the regular schedule at the right of the table.

Building Name
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Exceptions
19115:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Caldwell5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Language/Computer Labs - Room 214 and 216SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setbackUntil 6 pm on 6/19-6/22
Park Shops - Classrooms2:30 pm2:30 PM2:30 pm2:30 PM2:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/15 until 4 pm, 6/21-6/23 until 5 pm
Poe - Floor 1 Classrooms5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Poe - Floor 2 Classrooms8:30 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM8:30 PM4:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/9 - 6/10 until 7pm, 6/23-6/24 until 7 pm
Poe - Floor 3 Classrooms12:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/19-6/23 until 5 pm
Poe - Floor 4 Classrooms1:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/19-6/23 until 5 pm
Poe - Floor 5 Classrooms3:30 PM3:30 PM3:30 PM11:30 AM11:30 AMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/19-6/23 until 5 pm
Poe - Floor 6 Classrooms1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Poe - Floor 7 Classrooms1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/19-6/23 until 5 pm
Riddick - Rooms 102,102,200,201,202,301,Suite 4005:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMSetbackSetback5/14 until 5 pm, 6/15 until 9:30 pm
SAS - Rooms 1102, 1107, 11087:30 PM1:30 PM7:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback5/19 until 6 pm, 5/30 until 5 pm, 6/1 - 6/2 until 5 pm, 6/20 until 5 pm
SAS - Rooms 1216, 1218, 1220, 2225, 2229, 22355:30 PM7:30 PM5:30 PM7:30 PM1:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback5/16-5/18 until 9 pm, 6/18 until 6 pm, 6/25 until 6 pm
SAS - Rooms 2102, 2103, 2105, 21061:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback5/16 until 6 pm
SAS - Room 2203SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback5/20 until 6 pm, 6/11 until 5:30 pm, 6/13 until 5:30 pm, 6/16 until 10 pm, 6/18 until 5:30 pm, 6/20 until 5:30 pm
SAS - Floors 3 - 55:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Tompkins5:00: PM10:00: PM5:00: PM10:00: PM5:00: PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Withers - Floors 2-45:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PM5:00: PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Withers First Floor4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback5/20 until 2 pm
Withers Room 232SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/16-6/17 until 6 pm, 6/20-6/23 until 12:30 pm
Bostain - Rooms 2722, 3712 onlySetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback5/26 until 1 pm, 6/12 until 4 pm, 6/16 until 3:30 pm, 6/19 until 1 pm
Cox - Classrooms and teaching labsNoonNoonNoonNoonSetbackSetbackSetback5/15 until 1 pm, 6/14 until 6 pm, 6/20-6/22 until 6 pm
Jordan Hall Addition - Classrooms and teaching labs SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback5/24-5/25 until 5 pm, Room 2230 only: 5/11-6/2 until 12:30 pm
David Clark Labs4:30: PM4:30: PM4:30: PM4:30: PM4:30: PMSetbackSetbackNone currently scheduled
Nelson Hall (most of building except for rooms 2210, 2405, 2406, 3210, 3400)6 pm6 pm6 pm6 pm6 pmBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Nelson Hall Room 221010 pm6 pm6 pm10 pm6 pmBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Nelson Hall Room 2405 and 24068 pm8 pm8 pm8 pm6 pmBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Nelson Hall Room 32106 pm9 pm6 pm6 pm6 pmBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Nelson Hall Room 3400SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/2 and 6/9 until 4 pm, 6/18 until 5 pm, 6/22 until Noon, 7/23 until 5 pm, 7/26 until Noon
Fox Labs9:30 PM8:30 PM9:30 PM6:30 PM3:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/10 until 5 pm
Engineering Building 1 - Classrooms and teaching labsNoonNoonNoonNoonNoonSetbackSetback6/14 until 6 pm, 6/19-6/23 until 5 pm
Engineering Building 2 - First floor classrooms4:00 PM10:00 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM3:00 PMSetbackSetback5/20 until 5 pm
Engineering Building 3 - Classrooms 2124, 2201, 2207, 2213, 2232, 2236, 2240, 22203:00 PM5:00 PM5:30 PM5:00 PM3:00 PMSetbackSetback6/19 until 5:30 pm, 6/20 until 6:30 pm, 6/22-6/25 until 5:30 pm

 

Summer 2 Schedule (June 23 – July 31)

The table below indicates the buildings impacted and the time as which the building or specified rooms transition into setback mode (during which air conditioning levels are allowed to rise beyond normal operating temperatures). Note the exceptions to the regular schedule at the right of the table.

Building Name
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Exceptions
19115:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Caldwell5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Language/Computer Labs Room 214 and 216Building setbackBuilding setback6/23 until 6 pm, 6/26-6/30 until 6 pm, 7/11-14 until 6 pm, 7/17-7/21 until 6 pm, 7/24-7/26 until 6 pm
Park Shops12:30 PM12:30 PM12:30 PM12:30 PM12:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback7/31 until 7 pm, 6/26-6/29 until 5 pm, 6/30 until 3 pm, 7/10-7/14 until 5pm, 7/20-7/21 until 1 pm,
Poe - Floor 1 Classrooms9:30 AM9:30 AM9:30 AM9:30 AM9:30 AMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Poe - Floor 2 Classrooms8:30 PM7:30 PM8:30 PM7:30 PM3:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback7/29 until 5:30 pm
Poe - Floor 3 ClassroomsBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/26-6/30 until 5 pm, 7/10-7/14 until 5 pm, 7/20 until Noon, 7/27 until Noon
Poe - Floor 4 Classrooms8:30 PM8:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/27 until 5 pm, 6/29 until 5 pm, 7/11 until 5 pm, 7/13 until 5 pm, 7/18 until 5 pm, 7/20 until 6 pm, 7/27 until 6 pm, 7/29 until 5:30 pm
Poe - Floor 5 Classrooms1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback6/26-6/30 until 5 pm, 7/10-7/14 until 5pm, 7/29 until 5:30 pm
Poe - Floor 6 Classrooms11:30 AM11:30 AM5:30 PM11:30 AM11:30 AMBuilding setbackBuilding setback7/29 until 5:30 pm, 7/31-8/1 until 4 pm
Poe - Floor 7 Classrooms4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback7/29 until 5:30 pm
Riddick - Rooms 102,102,200,201,202,301,Suite 4005:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMSetbackSetback6/26-6/29 until 9 pm, 7/29 until 5 pm
SAS - Rooms 1102, 1107, 11081:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PM1:30 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback7/6 until 5 pm, 7/14 until 5 pm, 7/17-7/18 until 6 pm, 7/20 until 7 pm, 7/24-7/31 until 9 pm, 7/29 until 5:30 pm
SAS - Rooms 1216, 1218, 1220, 2225, 2229, 22355:00 PM7:30 PM5:00 PM7:30 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback7/2 until 5 pm, 7/9 until 5 pm, 7/16 until 5 pm, 7/18-7/26 until 9 pm, 7/29 until 5:30 pm
SAS - Rooms 2102, 2103, 2105, 2106Building setbackBuilding setback7/18-7/26 until 9 pm, 7/29 until 5:30 pm, 7/31 until 4 pm
SAS - Air Handler 4 (2203)Building setbackBuilding setback6/23 until 4 pm, 6/25 until 5:30 pm, 6/27 until 5:30 pm, 6/29 until Noon, 6/30 until 4 pm, 7/14 until 4 pm, 7/21 until 4 pm, 7/26 until 5 pm, 7/28 until 4 pm, 7/29 until 5:30 pm
SAS - Air Handler 5-11 (floor 3-5)5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Tompkins5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Withers First Floor5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Withers Room 232Building setbackBuilding setback6/27-6/30 until Noon, 7/11-7/13 until 5 pm, 7/14 until 7 pm, 7/18-7/21 until 12:30 pm, 7/22 until 3 pm, 7/25-7/27 until Noon, 7/28 until 7 pm
Withers Floor 2-4Building setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Bostain Room 3712SetbackSetback6/29 until 12:30 pm, 6/30 until 12:30 pm, 7/10-7/14 until 5 pm, 7/17-7/21 until 5pm, 7/24-7/27 until 5 pm
Cox - Classrooms and teaching labs5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMSetbackSetback7/20 until 8 pm
Bostain Room 2722SetbackSetbackNone currently scheduled
Jordan Hall Addition - Classrooms and teaching labs SetbackSetbackNone currently scheduled
David Clark Labs - Classrooms and teaching labs 5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMSetbackSetbackNone currently scheduled
Fox Labs9:30 PM6:30 PM9:30 PM6:30 PM3:30 PMSetbackSetback6/23 until 5pm
Engineering Building 1 - Classrooms and teaching labsSetbackSetback7/19 until 2 pm
Engineering Building 2 - First floor classrooms4:00 PM10:00 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM3:00 PMSetbackSetback6/30 until 5 pm, 7/14 until 5 pm,
Engineering Building 3 - Classrooms 2124, 2201, 2207, 2213, 2232, 2236, 2240, 22207:00 PM6:45 PM6:45 PM6:45 PM3:00 PMSetbackSetback7/30 until 3 pm, 7/31 until 9:30 pm, 7/12 until 8 pm, 7/10 until 9 pm, 7/3 until 9 pm, 6/28 until 8:45 pm,
Nelson Hall (most of building except for rooms 2210, 2405, 2406, 3210, 3400)10:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM10:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Nelson Hall Room 22106:00 PM10:00 PM6:00 PM10:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Nelson Hall Room 2405 and 24066:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Nelson Hall Room 32106:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setbackNone currently scheduled
Nelson Hall Room 3400Building setbackBuilding setback7/16 until 8:30 pm, 7/23 until 5 pm, 7/26 until Noon

 

 

Early August Schedule (Aug. 2 – 13)

The table below indicates the buildings impacted and the time as which the building or specified rooms transition into setback mode (during which air conditioning levels are allowed to rise beyond normal operating temperatures). Note the exceptions to the regular schedule at the right of the table.

Building Name
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Exceptions
19115:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Caldwell5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Language/Computer Labs Room 214 and 2166:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Park ShopsSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback8/3-8/4 until 6:30 pm, 8/7-8/8 until 5 pm, 8/10 until 5 pm
Poe - Floor 1 ClassroomsSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Poe - Floor 2 ClassroomsSetbackSetbackSetback5:45 PMSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback8/8 until 4 pm, 8/11 until 1 pm
Poe - Floor 3 ClassroomsSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Poe - Floor 4 ClassroomsSetbackSetbackSetback5:45 PMSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Poe - Floor 5 ClassroomsSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback8/1 until 2 pm
Poe - Floor 6 ClassroomsSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback8/1-8/4 until 4 pm
Poe - Floor 7 ClassroomsSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Riddick - Rooms 102,102,200,201,202,301,Suite 4005:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMSetbackSetback
SAS - Rooms 1102, 1107, 1108Setback1:00 PMSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback8/7 until 1 pm, 8/10-8/11 until 3 pm
SAS - Rooms 1216, 1218, 1220, 2225, 2229, 22353:00 PM3:00 PM3:00 PM3:00 PM3:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
SAS - Rooms 2102, 2103, 2105, 2106SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback8/10-8/11 until 3 pm
SAS Room 2203SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback8/8 until 9 pm, 8/9 until 2 pm, 8/11 until Noon
SAS Floors 3-55:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Tompkins5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Withers First Floor5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Withers Room 232SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Withers Floor 2-4SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Bostain Room 3712SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback
Cox - Classrooms and teaching labsSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback
Bostain Room 2722SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback8/7 - 8/9 until 4 pm in room 2722
Jordan Hall Addition - Classrooms and teaching labs SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback8/12 until 7 pm
David Clark Labs - Classrooms and teaching labs SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback8/10 until 2:30 pm, 8/11 until 5 pm
Fox Labs6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMSetbackSetback
Engineering Building 1 - Classrooms and teaching labsSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback8/1-8/3 until 5 pm
Engineering Building 2 - First floor classrooms6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMSetbackSetback
Engineering Building 3 - Classrooms 2124, 2201, 2207, 2213, 2232, 2236, 2240, 2220SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetback8/1 until 5 pm, 8/2 until 3 pm, 8/3 until 1 pm, 8/7 until 9 pm
Nelson Hall (most of building except for rooms 2210, 2405, 2406, 3210, 3400)6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Nelson Hall Room 22106:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback8/1 until 9 pm
Nelson Hall Room 2405 and 24066:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Nelson Hall Room 32106:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PMBuilding setbackBuilding setback
Nelson Hall Room 3400SetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackSetbackBuilding setbackBuilding setback