Archive for April, 2010

Cool Off!

Actually it’s time to turn the cooling system ON. 

Each spring and fall adjustments are made to the heating and air conditioning systems in campus buildings by the Facilities Management Department.  Thermostats are set to 74 degrees on April 15th and set back to 68 degrees on October 15th.  This procedure is in accordance with the temperature regulation policy that was established by the University in 2009 to conserve energy, money and to reduce green house gas emissions.

Remember – if you have a window air conditioner or the ability to adjust your room temperature please maintain the air temperature at your work space between 68 and 74 degrees.  All window air conditioners should be turned off at night and during weekends and when the room is unoccupied. 

If you find that your space is getting either hotter than 74 degrees or much colder, please call Facilities Management at 8490 or submit a work order request and someone will gladly assist you. You are making a difference in conserving energy here at Washington and Lee.

Back Campus Survey

Washington and Lee’ s ‘back campus’ includes the valley that Woods Creek has cut through the grounds and the multipurpose trail that runs along the creek.  It also includes the nearly 50 acres of forested land in the northwest corner of the University’s property.  There is a  Campus Garden, a cross country/walking /biking trail, a frisbee golf course, ruins from Liberty Hall Academy – one of W&L’s predecessor institutions, a stretch of the Maury River, lots of wildflowers and varied forest types in this area 

The W&L University Sustainability Committee and the Student Environmental Action League are interested in promoting the use and enjoyment of these areas.  A survey is being  use to find out what users (and non users) know (or don’t know) about these valuable campus resources, how they may be best utilized for education and recreation and particularly what signs they think are needed in these areas.

The  short (five minute) survey may be taken by W&L faculty, students and staff on line at  https://managementtools.wlu.edu/Forms/Authenticated/?19 but anyone in the community who uses these areas is also encouraged to contact  James Dick, Lorie Holter, Tal Jacobs or Chris Wise with ideas for these areas and/or to express willingness to assist with this project.