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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Overall Score Expired
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-T2-13: Timers for Temperature Control

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution use timers to regulate temperatures based on occupancy hours in at least one building?:
Yes

A brief description of the technology used:

Many of the buildings on campus follow occupancy schedules programmed through a building automation system (BAS). Temperature is controlled during unoccupied hours through upper and lower limit setpoints, depending on the season.

Temperature controls in the buildings are programmed to adjust space temperature setpoints at specific times of day. The setpoints and hours of occupation were formalized in buildings controlled by the BAS through a new university policy adopted in October 2011 and phased in during spring and summer 2012. Should changes be necessary, schedules can be remotely adjusted using the BAS.


The percentage of building space (square footage) with timers for temperature control:
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The website URL where information about the practice is available:
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Information received from Energy Manager, Utilities Manager, and lead HVAC Controls technician.

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