Due to a combination of seasonal temperatures, high humidity and more people on campus, from Monday 19 February until the end of March, there is an increased possibility that air conditioning supply load shedding will be required as demand for chilled water reaches extremely high levels. To manage this, the University may need to commence a load shedding process.
This process involves -areas such as offices and common spaces on the Crawley campus having their air conditioning switched off for five minutes out of every 25 minutes. Critical areas such as research and teaching will continue to receive a normal supply.
If high temperatures and high humidity continue, the cycle may be adapted so that non-critical areas experience increased load shedding periods, and we will keep you updated on this.
What can you do to help avoid load shedding?
- Ensure where possible that doors and windows are closed
- Avoid using air conditioning in spaces that are not occupied or utilised
- Turn off any unused equipment that produces heat.
We acknowledge that this may be disruptive for building users and apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. We will aim to keep disruption to a minimum at all times.
If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Management Helpdesk on firstname.lastname@example.org or 6488 2025.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Director, Campus Management