Campus Building Utilities During University Closure

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Campus Building Utilities During University Closure

To: University of Arizona Campus Community


Christopher M. Kopach, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management

Subject: Campus Building Utilities During University Closure

Date: November 26, 2018

To help conserve energy during the University Closure, we will be turning off the heat in buildings that will be unoccupied. Utility functions will be reduced beginning mid-afternoon on Friday, December 21, and restored to normal function by the beginning of business on Monday, December 31. Facilities Management is committed to the success of the closure period in saving the University valuable dollars in utility expenditures and conserving energy.

It is imperative that everyone takes a serious look at the need to have their building heated during the shutdown. FM has no way of determining the critical needs for the various departments and colleges. Building managers are required to fill out the Closure Waiver form if they want to be exempt from this year's closure. If you see a need to have a waiver for this closure period, please contact the building manager responsible for your area. These requests are due on or before December 14. The waiver submittal link is:

Your Net ID is required to access the waiver. After you submit an exemption request, it will be reviewed by FM, and you will receive an email informing you the request has been approved. When entering the wavier, please submit only one building per request.

Although building power and water will not be affected, it is important for building occupants to turn off all possible lighting and electrical equipment. The utilities that will be adjusted are for comfort conditioning such as building air, heating and cooling.

As always, we appreciate all of your cooperation in conserving energy.

If you have any questions, please contact Hope Bejarano, 621-9009 or

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