|Responsible Unit||Administration and Finance - Physical Plant|
|Responsible Cabinet Member||VP for Administration and Finance|
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The use of portable space heaters is prohibited except where it is determined by the Office of Facilities that the building HVAC system cannot maintain the university approved temperature set point range.
The purpose of this policy is to inform staff and faculty of the approved use of portable space heaters and the impact of space heaters on safety and energy management.
This policy applies to all SUNY Brockport personnel.
There are no definitions for this policy at this time.
University policy states that interior building temperature set points are 70 degrees (+ or -2) for the heating season (generally November through April). This is an environmentally responsible policy that meets applicable New York State building codes and OSHA guidelines as well as helps the university maintain sustainable practices through reduced energy consumption.
The use of portable space heaters is prohibited except where it is determined by the Office of Facilities (Physical Plant) that the building HVAC system cannot maintain the university approved temperature set point range in the area in question. The Physical Plant will provide the space heater if it is determined that one is needed. This policy will better allow the Physical Plant department to determine what HVAC systems need upgrading and will reduce the excessive electrical load and potential safety hazards created by unregulated space heaters.
The office of EH&S may further restrict use of portable indoor space heaters per fire code or ordinance.
Heated footrests or heated floor mats of 200W or lower power are not considered space heaters under this policy. If you feel the temperature of your work area is outside the set points, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 585-395-2408.
Links to Related Procedures and Information
There are no links for this policy at this time.
Director of Physical Plant - (585) 395-5204
History (in descending order)
|Next Review Date||2022-07-07||Five-year review|
|Adoption Date||2019-07-07||Policy Adopted|
|Draft Review Date||52019-05-03||Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review|
This policy was approved by President’s Cabinet on 2019-04-24