Imperial is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and actively pursuing a low energy, low carbon emission approach to all its activities wherever possible. The College has developed a Carbon Management Plan and included within this are the agreed heating temperature settings for residential buildings during occupied and unoccupied hours, with the objective to conserve energy.
The Policy supports the College’s sustainability goals and will result in:
• Reduced levels of CO2 emissions
• Reduced energy consumption and operating costs Under the carbon policy, the heating season has been set as mid-October to late April.
Consequently there may be days outside this period where heating is not provided, even though the outside temperature may require it.
For halls without individual controlled heaters the current heating timetable is as follows:
• Heating Times in October, November, March, and April: Monday to Friday 07.00 to 09.00 17.30 to 00.30 Saturday and Sunday 07.30 to 23.30
• Heating Times in December, January and February: Monday to Friday 07.00 to 09.00 17.30 to 01.00 (Wednesday: 14.00 - 01.00) Saturday and Sunday 07.00 to 01.00 Space Temperatures
All College managed halls will have the temperature set at 20 degrees Celsius during occupied hours, with the temperature set back or with frost protection during the night, to reduce energy consumption and improve sleeping conditions.
Some students may find that halls are not as warm as a domestic home so it is important to wear appropriate warm clothing. You will notice that there are periods during weekdays when heating does not operate; these are times when most students are in lectures or using other campus facilities. In implementing this carbon plan, the College endeavours to maintain all spaces at the set temperature point.